Middle River Aviation

Middle River, Maryland

Middle River Aviation is Baltimore’s largest and most experienced flight school. Our commitment to excellence will be apparent to you from the first time you walk through our door. At MRA, our customer’s satisfaction comes first. We have 11 Certified Flight Instructors and a fleet of 12 single and multi-engine aircraft for training and rental. You can also learn how to fly helicopters in our Robinson R22 Beta II.

All of our aircraft are also available for rental by appropriately qualified pilots. Take advantage of our Frequent Flyer Discount Program and earn free flight time. Using our frequent flyer Discount Program in conjunction with our Redbird Full Motion flight simulator gives you the most cost effective way to get your Private Pilot´s Certificate or an advanced rating. It is the most inexpensive way in town and all for no money down!

Flight Training

At Middle River Aviation you can do all of your flight training from beginner through to multi-engine along with commercial instrument ratings. All training can be done either as a full-time course or customized around your availability. At Middle River Aviation we fly around your schedule, not ours.

All of our training programs are designed to teach you in a cost-effective way, in a fleet of well-maintained aircraft and to the highest safety standards.

Whether you have a career in aviation in mind, or you just want to fulfill your dream of learning to fly, Middle River Aviation is the flight school for you!

Helicopter Training

Learn to fly helicopters in Baltimore’s busy airspace in as little as one month. The training can be done on a full-time basis or customized around your schedule. In as little as 40-hours of flying you can become a fully certified Private Pilot Helicopter. Contact us today and schedule your first lesson.

Multi-Engine Time Building

It is no secret that the airlines prefer pilots with multi-engine experience. If you are a little short on multi-engine hours, why not take advantage of our full IFR, Garmin 430 equipped and known-ice certified Piper Seneca to fill in the experience gap. This is a great all-weather cross-country touring machine perfect for gaining some real multi-engine IFR flying experience.

2-day ATP Course – Including FAA Check-ride

Book in for our 2-day ATP course and brush up your skills. The course also includes the FAA Check-ride.

Aerobatics and Tail-wheel training

Experience the pure thrill of “stick and rudder” flying in our Bellanca Citabria aircraft. This is an excellent aircraft to learn basic aerobatics and/or gain tail-wheel experience. Contact us today to schedule a lesson.

Contact us today to schedule a lesson or use the contact form to request more information about our training programs.

*Frequent Flyer Discount Program is available to all renters and students. For every 10 flight-hours with a 30-day time period you earn 1.5 hours of free flight time. For every 10 hours of flight in a 60-day period you earn 1 free flight-hour. Free flight hours must be redeemed in the same type of aircraft they were earned. Offer does not apply to multi-engine aircraft or helicopters.

Aviation Training Facilities

  • Flight School (airplane)
  • Helicopter Pilot
  • Multi-Time Building
Programs & Courses
  • Private Pilot (PPL)
  • Commercial Pilot (CPL)
  • Flight Instructor (CFI / FI)
  • Airline Transport Pilot (ATPL)
  • Instrument Rating (IR)
  • Flight Instructor - Instrument
  • Multi-Engine (Class Rating)
  • Flight Instructor - Multi-Engine (MEI)
  • Aerobatics
  • Tailwheel
  • EFIS Display
  • Ground School Classes


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Middle River Aviation is rated 5.0 stars based on 1 reviews


This is a great flight school. All the aircraft are maintained really well. I got my private pilot through them and I got a discounted rate because I flew so much!!! Highly recommended plus they have the largest amount of aircraft to choose from so no wait time.

on 30th Apr-16

Middle River Aviation Martin State Airport701 Wilson Point Road, Suite 402 Middle River MD 21220 United States