Welcome to the
AIM HIGH Flight Academy

The AIM HIGH Flight Academy is an effort by the Air Force Recruiting Services (AFRS) to expose our nation’s youth to a career in aviation. The AIM HIGH Flight Academy chooses students based on their applications, which are evaluated by AFRS staff.

There is no charge for submitting an application, and if chosen, awarded students’ admissions costs are paid 100 percent by the AFRS.

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The AIM HIGH Flight Academy sessions take place in the summer and last three weeks each.

Twenty‐four students are trained at each session.

ACADEMY SESSION 01

SESSION 01 BEGINS

May 29, 2021

SESSION 01 ENDS

June 19, 2021

ACADEMY SESSION 02

SESSION 02 BEGINS

June 26, 2021

SESSION 02 ENDS

July 17, 2021

ACADEMY SESSION 03

SESSION 03 BEGINS

July 24, 2021

SESSION 03 ENDS

August 14, 2021

Your Home Away From Home

  • AIM HIGH Flight Academy students are lodged at a hotel within ten miles of the airfield.

  • The facility has 32 single‐bed rooms, which will be in close proximity to each other as the lodging facility allows.

  • Room assignments will be managed by the AIM HIGH Flight Academy staff.

  • Each student is provided with a laundry kit containing all laundry supplies, including a laundry bag, laundry pods, and quarters to complete two loads of laundry per week.

  • Students have access to high‐speed internet in their rooms at no cost.

  • Meals include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and snacks will be provided. All dietary restrictions shall be noted on the application.

Meet Our Instructors

We are very proud and honored to have a team of experienced and knowledgeable instructors to lead the AIM HIGH Flight Academies. Each instructor was chosen for the ability to teach, relate to young students, and their number of flight hours.

There will also be eight Total Force USAF personnel present to serve as role models, mentors, Character and Education instructors, chaperones, administrative support, and other duties/functions as required for operations.

Christopher Shultz
Chief Pilot

Total Time (Hours): 
3,800
Veteran:
Yes

William Smith
Assistant Chief Pilot

Total Time (Hours): 
3,500
Veteran:
Yes

Training Aircraft

Students will train in a Cessna 172L/M/N, at a ratio of one aircraft to four students.  All aircraft have current air worthiness certificates and registrations, and the AIM HIGH Flight Academy team will ensure regular aircraft maintenance on-site is conducted by highly qualified, FAA Certified A&P maintenance personnel.

Training Site at Peter Prince Field

The AIM HIGH Flight Academy training site is located at Peter Prince Field (2R4) in Milton, Florida. The airfield is located approximately 30 miles outside of Pensacola, Florida, and is within one hour driving from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, and Hurlburt Field, Florida.

The Application Process Starts Here !

Students interested in the AIM HIGH Flight Academy program should fill out this preliminary application.
All eligible candidates will be contacted by either their recommending organizations or the Air Force Recruiting Service Detachment 1
with further direction and information.

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