(865) 233-5226

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Welcome to AvZ Flight Academy

East Tennessee's Premier Flight Academy


Available Programs

By offering several programs, AvZ Flight Academy gives you the tools to gain an advantage through specialized training. Learn more about your options below, and feel free to reach out with any questions.

Career Pilot Program

This Professional Pilot Course is designed to be a self-paced, well supervised, quality career oriented flight training program. This program will create the potential for you to comprehend the aeronautical knowledge and reinforce the skills necessary for you to become a safe, proficient and fully competent Commercial pilot

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Private Pilot Certificate

Whether you’re considering a career change or simply looking to improve your skills, our Private Pilot Certificate offers everything you need and more. Contact us today with any questions or for more information.

Instrument Rating

Whether you need the full instrument course from start to finish or wrap-up instruction to get you ready for the check-ride we’ll customize the best instrument rating program to meet your needs.  Contact us today with any questions or for more information.

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Ever since opening our doors, we’ve helped countless individuals achieve their career and life dreams. We are committed to providing excellent education, training and resources so that our students will thrive in today’s competitive world. We are a Part 61 flight school but teaching a FAA approved Part 141 Curriculum which is well structured. With flexible program options and great instructors, we’re sure you’ll be satisfied with your education at AvZ Flight Academy.



Guidance, Inspiration and Support


Adrian VanZyl

Company CEO, Flight Instructor

Adrian is a decorated, retired fighter pilot and holds multiple type ratings and has experience ranging from combat operations to airline Captain.

Alexander Smuk

Director of Operation, Chief Pilot

Alex has been flying since 2007 and is a military veteran and former law enforcement officer. He achieved his ratings in New York and flew single engine corporate planes.

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Andy Siperly

Flight Instructor

Andy is a graduate of ATP Flight School and is a CFI. CFII and MEI.

Kevin Brehmer

Flight Instructor

Kevin is a full time air traffic control operator and previously flew for American Airlines. Kevin is a CFI and CFII

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Ken Cable

Office Manager

Loved by students and staff alike, Ken brings enthusiasm and joy to AvZ Flight Academy. Ken is an invaluable member of the team.



2323 West General Aviation Drive
Suite 209
Alcoa, TN 37701

(865) 233-5226

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