Parent Resources

Now registering for Spring 2023 Cruises and Summer 2023 Deployments! 

The National Flight Academy’s staff work very hard to provide an educational and fun experience that promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through an immersive aviation experience like none other! As you begin to plan your child’s summer, we highly encourage you to review the parent information links below to learn more about the program and staying aboard our virtual aircraft carrier.

View Parent Handbook Here

Parent Information:

Please read through all e-mail communications including registration information after registering your student for all the exact times of check-in and check-out. Listed here are general times and instructions that will make dropping your students off and picking up a smooth process.

Click here to view Check-In Check-Out PDF

Check out all communications information here. Did they forget their shower shoes? We can help with that. Want to leave feedback? This explains everything and so much more.

Click here to view Communications PDF

Is it their first time away? We can help with that. We can provide advice plus more for parents whose student is having a hard time away from home.

Click here to view Conquering Homesickness PDF

If you need to reach one of our staff or need directions to the National Flight Academy (NFA), we are located at 1 Fetterman Way aboard the Naval Air Station (NAS) in Pensacola, Florida, adjacent to the National Naval Aviation Museum. Visitors without a DOD or military ID will need to use the West Gate of NAS Pensacola by using this address in their GPS: 1878 S Blue Angel Parkway, Pensacola, FL.

Click here to view Location Contact Information PDF

Does your student take medications or have a dietary restriction? Listed here is information about what to do and who to contact about your student’s specific needs while they are at NFA.

Click here to view Medical Services PDF

Here is a checklist of everything that your student should pack and bring with them for their stay at NFA. Please note that while NFA has a Personal Electronic Device Policy, parents are encouraged to send communicative devices with their students for safety during travel to/from NFA, to notify the family of arrival on check-in day, and to contact families with any applicable updates prior to graduation.

Click here to view Packing List PDF

Click here to learn about accessing photos and video of your students during their stay aboard AMBITION.

Click here to view Photos & Video PDF

We can provide additional information on student lounging accommodations. Not sure what berthing is or where they will be sleeping? Click here for more info on the student’s staterooms.

Click here to view Stateroom Living PDF

Will your student be flying in? Not sure how to set up transportation for your student to and from the airport? Need to turn in their travel itineraries? Click here for transportation information for the students.

Click here to view Transportation PDF

Registration & Fees
All registration fees will be processed once you have created an account and registered your child through our online registration portal.

Staff Applications & Forms
Please see our job opportunities page for more information about working at the National Flight Academy.