WINGsReality EDU

WINGsReality EDU is recognized as the world’s leader in the development and delivery of web-based aviation training programs.  Our highly engaging and innovative programs have changed the face of aviation training programs for pilots at all levels of experience from entry level to airline pilots, as well as unmanned aircraft pilots and aviation enthusiasts worldwide.  


We offer coursework to cover the full range from FAA required training for airman certificates, ratings, and recurrent training as well as airman safety seminars, topic specific training, unmanned aerial systems, and more.  All courses are offered online in either self-paced or blended classes.  Students may participate online in real time in the live classroom with a live instructor, or complete their training on their own schedule.  Pilots trust WINGsReality EDU for the most engaging aviation training available anywhere, delivered with maximized convenience, savings in time and cost, proven learning outcome, and excellent customer satisfaction.

Michael Lessard,

Co-Founder & Chief Academic Officer 

Michael is a commercial pilot as well as an FAA Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument Instructor, and Multiengine Instructor.  He is well known throughout the country as an aviation safety expert and trainer, and often presents at the largest aviation events in the country.  He was appointed by the Federal Aviation Administration as an FAA Safety Team Lead Representative in 2005.  He has authored numerous aviation safety programs and has trained thousands of pilots in that capacity.  In addition to his aviation background, Michael has eleven years of experience developing curricula and instructing in Maine’s colleges and universities with disciplines in building sciences, alternative energy, energy management, and building codes.


Phone: 207-479-5409


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