It is one of the known flight training facts that Professional Pilots must now have first-rate knowledge and continually upgraded skills if they want to hear the word "Hired!" Pilots who train at quality aviation schools
and who possess the technical knowledge, first-rate flying skills and a professional attitude will have the hiring edge!
The main thing all flight school have in common is a chief flight instructor. This is the person in charge of all flight training and can be compared to the principle of an ordinary school. Depending on the size of the flight school this usually is a person with a lot of flight time and instruction time. Quite often they are retired airline pilots or ex-military pilots with a genuine interest in flying and flight training.
Dual Certificate Flight School
These are flight schools offering certificates to more then just their national certificates. Good examples are schools in the United States offering training to both FAA (USA) and JAA (Europe) certificates. These are usually large flight schools and they may be offering it through partnering schools in other countries. Some even have courses leading to both FAA and JAA certificates. This is commonly done by making you an FAA pilot first and build up flight time in the United States (as a flight instructor, small cargo or banner pilot), before you go back to Europe for conversion to JAA. Even though this way usually is a little more expensive it is a good way to build flight time and get dual certificates.
Part 61 Flight School
The FAA has created two sets of rules for flight training
; part 61 for flight instructors and part 141 for flight schools [read next]. A part 61 school is therefore nothing more then from one to several flight instructors offering flight training. Most flight clubs and Fixed base operators (FBOs) offering flight training under part 61.
In general, training with a part 61 school is less structured then part 141 but can also be a cheaper alternative. If you are looking to fly for leisure then this is a good alternative as you pretty much find them all over.
There is no difference in the flight certificates or ratings you obtain as they are the same for both part 61 and 141.
Part 141 Flight School
The FAA has created two sets of rules for flight training; part 61 for flight instructors [read above] and part 141 for flight schools. A part 141 school
has been approved by the FAA as a licensed training institution.
The FAA has set some standards to the training syllabus, classrooms, aircraft fleet, chief flight instructor, student pass rates, storing of student documents etc. The flight school has to apply and be inspected before being part 141 approved. Also they get regular inspections to make sure the standard meets the requirements.
All large flight schools and flight colleges in the United States are part 141 approved, and most part 141 schools also offer part 61 flight training.
Many students who want to make flying a career go to larger flight schools and therefore end up in a part 141 program. But it is not a guarantee that you get a good instructor (which is more important than 141 or 61) or get a job afterwards. There is no such thing as part 61 or part 141 certificates. In the end they look the same and you are expected to hold the same standard upon completion.
Pilot Training Programs at Aviator Flight Training Academy
For more than 27 years Aviator has been the leader in multi-engine flight training. We have provided over 5000 professional pilots to the airline industry, both nationally and worldwide, through our Professional Pilot Flight Training Programs
. Our FAA-certified Part 141 approved flight programs provide students with the skills and experience demanded by today’s commercial aviation industry. Aviator is accredited by the ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges).
Our Professional Pilot Program is set in a flight training, structured environment to ensure the student receives the knowledge that is required to be a professional pilot. This program is from 0 hours to over 250 hours, of which 200 hours will be multi-engine time. The program includes Private Pilot Single Engine through the Multi-Engine Flight Instructor Certificate. Cross Country flying is coast-to-coast, if desired.
When you choose Aviator, all flight training is logged in aircraft. Our Flight Training Devices (FTDs) are used for ground training purposes only. NO FTDs (SIMULATORS) ARE USED FOR FLIGHT TIME TOWARDS YOUR RATINGS!
If you are an international student
from Brazil and you are looking for a flight school in USA, we invite you to take a tour
and see the Aviator difference.