Learn to Fly at Laconia Flight Academy

A Premier Flight School located in the New Hampshire Lakes Region

The next Private Pilot Ground School Course starts September 9, 2024. Seats are limited so register here today!

Full Motion REdbird Simulator

Our Full Motion FMX Redbird simulator, located in its own dedicated environmentally controlled room, supports three aircraft configurations; a Piper PA-28 Warrior, a Cirrus SR20, and a twin PA-34 Piper Seneca.

Laconia Flight Academy's Redbird Simulator


For flights students looking to acquire an IFR rating, or rusty IFR pilots needing an Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC), the Redbird simulator can significantly reduce flight training costs. Up to 20 hours of the required 40 hours of IFR flight training necessary to obtain an IFR rating can be done in an Advanced Aircraft Training Device (AATD), like the Redbird FMX simulator.

The RedBird simulator can also be a cost effective tool for private and commercial flight training students to learn new flight maneuvers and practicing emergency procedures in a controlled environment.



Learn to Fly

Whether you’re looking to obtain a private or commercial pilot certificate, an instrument rating, or a flight review, we have the skilled flight instructors and aircraft to enable you to achieve your flight training goals.

  • Private Pilot Certificate
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • Instrument Rating
  • Bi-Annual Flight Reviews
  • Instrument Proficiency Checks
  • Accelerated Flight Training: Learn more

For those who want to go a step further and become a Certified Flight Instructor, we can support you as well. And upon obtaining your CFI certificate, we may even be able to offer you a flight training position!

Flight Panel

Top Flight Training

With an experienced team of Certified Flight Instructors, a state-of-the-art  in-house maintenance department, along with a fleet of three Piper Warrior aircraft, and a full motion FMX Redbird simulator, Laconia Flight Academy is able to offer personalized and comprehensive flight instruction tailored for each student’s unique needs and objectives.

So whether you want to pursue a lucrative professional career in aviation, or just want to learn to fly to go out for those $100 hamburgers on the weekends, our flight training center has the safe and reliable equipment and expert flight instructors to make it happen.

Flight Training Partners

Double Time Aviation

Multi Engine Training and Rental

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Located on the airfield here at KLCI

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Laconia Flight Academy’s Mission

At Laconia Flight Academy, it is our mission to provide flight students with an excellent flight training experience that produces highly skilled and safe pilots. Safety is our number one priority, and every member of our team is committed to ensuring our flight students receive the highest in professional flight instruction in well-maintained aircraft.

Stop by to schedule an intro flight and get your pilot adventure started!

Contact Us

Our Location

65a Aviation Drive

Gilford, NH 03249