We train professional, safe, and proficient pilots, who will excel in aviation
How It All Started
Founded in December 2022 by Luke Poulos, Sun City Aviation Academy embodies a lifelong passion for aviation and teaching. Inspired by his grandfather's legacy and fueled by his father's teaching experience in the medical field, Luke is driven to nurture aspiring aviators.
With a solid background in aviation, including Part 135 charter operations and Part 121 airline experience, he understands the importance of a strong foundation in flight training. He also knows firsthand how the guidance of a knowledgeable instructor can give students a competitive edge in the aviation industry.
We are located at North Perry Airport KHWO in Pembroke Pines, Florida, U.S.A
Our Mission Is
to train professional, safe, and proficient pilots
who will one day excel in the aviation industry.
Our Leadership Team
Founder & CEO
Luke Poulos, the CEO and founder of Sun City Aviation Academy, discovered his passion for teaching early in his aviation career. With over 20 years of experience and more than 4,000 flight hours, Luke is dedicated to sharing his knowledge. He holds several certifications including ATP, CFI, CFI-I, and MEI. Luke's journey in aviation was inspired by his grandfather and by his father's medical teaching background. He's not only a pilot but also a proud father who taught his own children to fly of whom now have successful careers in aviation. This passion for teaching and Luke's diverse aviation experience drives our academy's mission.
Director of Operations
Joe spent the last 30 Years working in flight school operations, and flying professionally for both a Part 121 and Part 135 Operator. Joe has been an essential part of multiple flight schools throughout his 30 years, serving as a Chief pilot and Director of Operations. Joe has over 4,000 total flight hours and currently holds a ATP, CFI, CFI-I, and MEI certificates.
Paul, with 40+ years in aviation, brings vast expertise. He has 15,000+ flight instruction hours and Airframe and Powerplant and Inspection Authorization credentials. He holds a Bachelor's degree in aviation management. After college, he joined an internship at a flight school, gaining skills as an Airframe and Powerplant Technician while receiving professional flight training. This led to him earning ATP, CFI, CFI-I, and MEI certificates.
Director of Sales, Service, & Finance
Cris has a Bachelor's degree in business management with a background in finance, aviation, and marketing. Cris spent the last 10 years working as sales, service, and school director for several prominent fight schools in Florida. Throughout his time working at these flight schools, Cris' love and passion for aviation grew and has led him to complete his Private Pilot Certificate.
Georgette holds a bachelor's degree in Alternative Medicine and is a graduate of culinary school, but she is no stranger to aviation. Being married to a pilot for 28 years and having two pilots for children, she is well versed in the aviation field. Georgette is Sun City's office manager and is presently pursuing a bachelor's degree in aerospace management.
Flight Instructors and Staff
Senior Flight Instructor
Social Media Specialist
Visit Sun City Aviation Academy Today
We extend a warm invitation to you to visit Sun City Aviation Academy and engage in a conversation with our knowledgeable team members. Committed to delivering exceptional service, we are located at North Perry Airport which is in the North Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Hollywood area of Florida. Our primary location is situated in the heart of this vibrant region, providing you with convenient access to our services. Come by our location and discover the exciting possibilities that await you at Sun City Aviation Academy
At SUN CITY, safety is paramount.
We're experts in flight training and always put safety first. Choose Sun City Aviation Academy for your pilot training in the South Florida area.