At the beginning of your flight school search, it helps if you have a general idea of what you want from aviation. Why do you want to learn to fly? What is your ultimate, long-term aviation goal? Do you want to fly for fun, or are you seeking a flying career? Will your flying be local, or do you want to use general aviation aircraft to travel? Do you want to own an airplane or will you rent? These are questions you should answer before you start considering flight schools. And you should consider whether you'll train full time or part time; that can make a big difference in your school selection criteria.
Types of Schools — Part 61 and Part 141Flight schools
come in two flavors, Part 61 and Part 141, which refer to the parts of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) under which they operate. The most common and least important distinction between them is the minimum flight time required for the private certificate — 40 hours under Part 61, and 35 hours under Part 141.
Considering that the national average for earning a private certificate is 60-75 hours (how long you'll take will depend on your ability and flying frequency), this difference isn't important for initial training. It does make a difference to commercial pilot applicants: Part 61 requires 250 hours, and Part 141 requires 190.
What differentiates the two is structure and accountability. Part 141 flight schools
are periodically audited by the FAA and must have detailed, FAA-approved course outlines and meet student performance rates. Part 61 schools don't have the same paperwork and accountability requirements.
Why Choose Aviator Flight School For Your Pilot Training
- Licensed by the State of Florida Commission For Independent Education License #4155
- Aviator Flight Training Academy is a Division of Aviator College of Aeronautical Science & Technology, which is licensed by the State of Florida Commission for Independent Education and Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.
- 27 Years in the Flight Training Industry
- To date, Aviator has trained over 5000 pilots for the commercial airline industry
- Only School Offering 200 Hours of Multi-Engine Time
- Aviator is the only flight school that has a full 200 hours of multi-engine time included in our program
- No Flight Training Devices (Simulators)
- FTDs are not used towards your flight time for any ratings
- Approved by the Federal Department of Education to offer Title IV Loans
- Aviator has the ability to offer students federal funding on approved accredited programs
- Job Placement Assistance with Regional Airlines
- Aviator offers job placement assistance for our graduates
- "A" Rating with United States Better Business Bureau
- Classroom Environment - All classes taught in our educational center, NOT online
Associate Degree for International Students
The Aviator College of Aeronautical Science accepts aspiring International Students from Sweden and other countries who wish to complete an Associate of Science Degree
in Aeronautical Science. The Aviator Flight Training Academy accepts International Students who wish to complete a certificate program or earn specific licenses. The Degree Program will take up to a 24 months for completion. Students complete five consecutive semesters. The last two semesters contain an internship component. Interns are required to instruct a minimum of 153 hours each of the two semesters along with completing the General Education Requirements. Transfer Credit may be given for the General Education requirements and previous flight training completed. Send transcripts and copies of any current flight licenses to the Registrars Office
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