Ignite Flight Academy

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Your Flight Path to Success

11-month pilot career program

Ignite Flight Academy is a Premier Flight School in Lincoln, Nebraska Empowering Pilots through Comprehensive Training & Support

Big Academy Advantages. Small School Feel.

Experience all the resources of a large academy without feeling like a "number."

New Facility

Dedicated facility designed specifically for flight training.

In-person Classes

Experience in-person classes 2-3 times a week with expert instructors for hands-on learning.

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One Priority

Flight training is not just something we offer — it is our sole focus.

"What I've always wanted to do is build the flight school that I wish would have been there for me. We love what we do and we want people to succeed in it without all the barriers."

– Bill Heckathorn, President and Owner of Ignite Flight Academy



Pilots statistically have the highest job satisfaction, longevity, and most of all, fun at their job.


Aircraft cockpits offer the best "office views" available.


Average weekly working hours of a commercial airline pilot in the USA is 25 hours.

Actually GET PAID

They actually pay you to fly sweet aircraft and travel the world.


You can expect excellent job security both in the short and long term in your pilot career.

Airline Partners


Ignite Flight Academy has trained hundreds of pilots and our team would love to help you achieve your dream and new career.

Great job, Jacob on your commercial checkride!
Congratulations to Kysen on his private pilot’s license and his instructor, Elijah on helping him pass!
A huge thank you to Lt. Col. Jon Mosier, Chief of Safety from the Nebraska Air National Guard for speaking to our students on Monday!
Congrats, to our newest Private Pilot, Isaac! 🎉
Even on such a hot day, Steve still crushed it on his checkride today! Officially Instrument Rated!
Our students had the opportunity to hear from Henry Berning, former flight instructor and currently a first officer at Commute Air. He was able to share his journey to where he is now and give our students some great advice!
It's a big day! Congrats, Ethan on passing your Private Pilot Checkride!
Congrats, Tessa! Officially Instrument Rated!
Great job, Brendan on securing your Private Pilot's License!

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