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Don't settle for being a passenger.Be the pilot.

We tailor your pilot training program to match your needs.

FLY with us!

Discover piloting for the first time or start the journey of becoming a pilot.

Discovery Flight

You’ll never forget the first time you taxi an airplane on to a runway, advance the throttle forward, and feel yourself leaving the ground under your own control. Our Discovery Flight Experience is the perfect way to start your journey to the skies.

Enroll in Flight Training

Considering an aviation career? Want the fun and freedom of being a pilot? Our flight training center has the program that is just right for you.

We offer professional instruction through Aero Elite Flight Training to help you attain a private pilot’s license – the first step in aviation. You can level-up your PPL flying skills by seeking an instrument rating or becoming a certified flight instructor.

If you have any questions about our programs and facilities, our friendly staff will be glad to talk to you.

Focused on YOU!

Commonwealth Aviation is a high quality, customer-centric, flight school offering all levels of aviation training.

Private Pilot

The first step in your aviation journey.

Instrument Rating

Build on your pilot skills, by learning to fly with instruments.

Commercial Pilot

Learn the advanced requirements to be able to start earning money for your services.

Certified Flight Instructor

Learn how to train and mentor pilots of various skill levels.

We’re not just a flight school, we’re an aviation training company focused on tailoring solutions to our client’s unique needs. Whether you’re taking the first step in your aviation journey, or adding on an advanced rating, we’re here to help.

Our PROMISE to you!

We love sharing our passion for aviation. Our promise to you is simple: we’ll help you accomplish your aviation goals in an efficient, productive, and safe manner, all while creating an environment in which you feel comfortable and can thrive. We’ll take care of you as our student, not treat you like a transaction.


See what our clients and students have to say.
Based on 31 reviews
Nadin Tafro
Nadin Tafro
May 15, 2022.
The instructors are awesome! Was in Norfolk for a brief time and they definitely set time aside to ensure my flight education was priority
george vergara
george vergara
April 27, 2022.
When I first started exploring the idea of getting my private pilot’s license, I wasn’t really sure where to begin. By chance, someone put me in touch with Kyle and the rest is history. Unlike bigger flight schools that pump you for hours and money, Kyle gives each student their own unique training that fits their respective profiles. He wants his students to not only succeed in the cockpit, but enjoy their experience as well. Personally, as an aviation industry professional, I’m happy to know that there are flight instructors out there, such as Kyle at Commonwealth, who will go the extra mile to make students’ PPL flight training an enjoyable, safe, and extensive experience.
April 5, 2022.
I was shopping around for different routes to obtain my CFI certifications. Kyle, the owner, reached out and offered to chat and talk me through some options I had in mind, which included his flight school at Manassas. He was patient and listened and understood my goals. I’m moving to NJ soon, so unfortunately won’t be able to do the flight instructor trainings here, but if Kyle was this patient with me without knowing me, really, or asking for money to talk, I can’t imagine the quality of service and professionalism he and his instructors provide for their students.
Sam Madsen
Sam Madsen
January 8, 2022.
Commonwealth Aviation is absolutely the right choice when choosing to fly. Hussein is a great instructor who is very hands-on and knowledgeable and will make sure you feel comfortable and confident in the cockpit. Whether you’re just flying for fun or pursuing something down the road I can’t recommend this place enough
Christopher Ginther
Christopher Ginther
December 24, 2021.
Scheduled my son for a discovery flight. Kyle was great! It was easy to schedule and my son was able to get a lot of stick time. The only downside is I think I’m going to have to pay for flying lessons!
Silvia Mendoza
Silvia Mendoza
December 1, 2021.
This is an excellent aviation school. The instructors are patient and knowledgeable. My son got a certificate for 1 hour of flight and 1hour of flight school. He loved the whole experience. He got to fly a plane! How many people can say that? If your looking for a unique and unforgettable gift , this is definitely the way to go. I highly recommend you giving them a call.
Bradley Thompson
Bradley Thompson
August 23, 2021.
Had a great experience working with Kyle and Commonwealth Aviation. If your looking at KHEF to further your aviation pursuit I recommend him!
M Chung
M Chung
August 10, 2021.
Great instructors, lessons are custom tailored to the student's pace of learning and straightforward. Hussein and Kyle are willing to work through all the procedures to flying to get you solo-ing before you know it.
Nelson Lopez
Nelson Lopez
August 7, 2021.
Commonwealth Aviation is one of the best flight schools that I have ever been in my pilot career! Flying in the DC area can be a challenge however, instructors such as Hussein will provide you with the best training to fly in the area. I have nothing bad to say about this place, thank you CFI Hussein for your professionalism and dedication to this job!
Greg M
Greg M
June 28, 2021.
Commonwealth aviation has enabled me to fly unencumbered by complex schedules and at very affordable prices compared to other flying schools. While I just rent from Commonwealth, the two aircraft they have now are perfect for my needs to stay current, familiarize myself with the Virginia area, or just poke holes in the sky. They have excellent instructors, such as Kyle and Tim, and offer certain latitudes and services that others do not. Commonwealth has an easy to use online scheduling system, are very communicative by text and email, and were able to get me logged into their system very quickly. I’m very happy with Commonwealth and will continue to use them.

START your aviation journey!

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