Gateway Aviation is the Lehigh Valley’s answer to flight training. Located at the Queen City Airport (KXLL) in Allentown, Pennsylvania. We offer top quality flight training from the first hour toward your Private Pilot license to your Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Multi-Engine Pilot’s certificate. Queen City Airport provides the ideal airport with low commercial traffic, a controlled practice area and is located just minutes from Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE).
Whether your dreams are to become a Professional Commercial Pilot or simply to learn to fly to take friends and family for trips to the beach, Gateway Aviation is the school for you. Gateway is a FAA Part 141 Certified Flight School, with ties to Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Aviation Department allowing students to get an Associates Degree while fulfilling their flight requirements with Gateway Aviation. If pleasure flying is your ticket, we can also accommodate all of your needs with our FAA Part 61 programs.
Whatever your dreams, we understand your passion! All staff and instructors share the same dreams and will do our best to provide you with the safest, most professional and fun flight training anywhere. And if money is your worry we pride ourselves on providing the most affordable flight training in the area, we also may have student loans to help fund your future.
What can you do with your Private Pilot License? Gateway rents all of its aircraft to any certified pilot after a rental checkout. Once you are able to rent the options are limitless. Whether it’s a quick trip to Atlantic City for dinner or a few days at the Oshkosh Airshow in Wisconsin, we will work to accommodate your trip, IFR and "overnights" are allowed with approval.
Need Pilot Supplies or Maps? Gateway has rapidly growing pilot shop selling everything from the basic sectional chart, to textbooks, to simulators. If there is something we don’t have we will get it in ASAP without the shipping costs. Check the logos at the bottom of our webpage to see what brands and products we carry.
Lasergrade test facility on site to cover all of your written test needs. Call to schedule your written tests. FAA Designated Examiner on site!