First Officer Career Program

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Become a First Officer in only 24 months!


The course comprises

Phase One (8 months): Is a full-time program that begins with the initial Private Pilot and progresses to Commercial Pilot with Instrument Ratings and Certified Flight Instructor Certification over a span of eight months. This phase encompasses all academics, simulations and practical flying. Upon graduation, you will have logged just over 250 total flight hours.

Phase Two (16 months): Provides you a guaranteed interview with Academy to work as a Certified Flight Instructor. This is a full-time position and allows you to log additional flying hours you will need to be hired by an airline. During this phase, you will have the opportunity to meet pilot recruiters from our airline alliances and learn about their hiring processes. Many also offer interview coaching from an airline pilot mentor. It is estimated this phase will take 16 months to gain the 1,500 total hours needed for airline hiring requirements.

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Entry requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language
  • Hold a valid FAA Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • Phase II requires applicant to have legal right-to-work in the US

FAA Private Pilot:

  • 47 hours SE Piper PA28 Aircraft
  • 30 hours Dual Flight Instruction
  • 30 hours Private Theory
  • 15 hours Pre/Post Flight Briefings

PIC Time Building:

  • 146 hours SE Airline Crew Program

FAA Instrument Rating:

  • 22 hours SE Cessna 172 G1000 Aircraft
  • 15 hours AATD Simulator
  • 35 hours Dual Flight Instruction
  • 20 hours Instrument Theory
  • 10 hours Pre/Post Flight Briefings
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