We suggest flying a minimum of 2-3 times a week in order to progress through your training efficiently. Our schedule allows for a customize-able schedule which allows you to choose your own class times and pace!
To be an airline pilot you will need to hold an Airline Transport Pilot rating, however, there are a few steps to take before you get there!
Below we have outlined the most common way that we see people reach their airline pilot goals!
PRIVATE- First you will need to get your private pilot license. This allows you to rent an aircraft and go fly when the weather is looking good!
INSTRUMENT- After your private pilot rating you will get your instrument rating. This adds on an extra level of safety by teaching you how to fly in in-climate weather and through clouds with no reference to the ground. During your instrument rating, you will also learn how to fly on a flight plan and shoot approaches to an airport in low visibility situations!
COMMERCIAL- The next step is to get your commercial rating. This rating allows you to fly for hire, however, you will not have enough time or experience to be able to go fly for the airlines yet. At this point, you will have about 250 hours worth of flight time.
CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR- Your flight instructor rating allows you to teach others how to fly while building your hours toward the airline minimums (1500 hours).
AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT- After building up your time as a flight instructor, you can get hired on by an airline that will then pay for your airline transport pilot ratings and give you a type rating in the aircraft that they fly. You will need 25 hours of multi-engine time prior to being hired on at the airlines which most people acquire either after their commercial as an add on rating or as a flight instructor in a multi-engine aircraft.