Shortage of U.S. Pilots continues to grow alongside a worldwide shortage. You are choosing one of the best possible times to become a pilot. Boeing aircraft manufacturing company estimates a U.S. Pilot's shortage of 112,000, and a shortage of over 505,000 worldwide until 2035.
The airlines visit Aviator College monthly to interview and select candidates for pre-employment offers, when you have the required hours. The majority of airlines today have sign-on bonuses. Refer to our financial page for information on scholarships up to $16,000.
Commercial Pilot Program
COMMERCIAL PILOT PROGRAM (DIPLOMA)
The Commercial Pilot Program is centered on a Commercial Pilot training certified under FAA 14 CFR Part 141, and prepares students for FAA certification (licensing) and ratings. The Commercial Pilot Program includes courses from primary flight through multi-engine, commercial pilot with instrument rating, each supported by the appropriate ground school.
The learning outcomes for the Commercial Pilot Program are to demonstrate:
• an ability to apply the techniques, skills, and modern aviation tools to perform aviation related tasks,
• an ability to accurately analyze and interpret data from a variety of sources,
• an ability to apply knowledge of aeronautical principles to ensure safe and efficient flight operations,
• an ability to accurately analyze and interpret data from a variety of sources, and
• recognition of the need for the ability to engage in lifelong learning.
Designed with the international student in mind, this twelve (12) month program includes Part 141 Private, Instrument and Commercial Pilot Flight Training. Flight training will be a minimum of 200 hours, of which 31 hours will be accumulated in multi-engine airplane and 33 will be in flight simulator. Students have the option to elect additional hours of single and multi-engine time. Theory is conducted in a structured classroom environment for a minimum of 240 hours. Course completion should take no more than 18 months. This program is an efficient and cost-effective way to get the minimum training necessary for employment and offers additional training options to meet each individual’s needs.
By benefiting from
airline-grade flight instruction
and quality control procedures,
Aviator College students have attained a higher level
of first attempt
flight test passes.
Approved FAA Part 141
COMMERCIAL PILOT PROGRAM
Commercial FAA Pilot Program
Prices reflect tuition and minimum flight fees
Private Pilot Part 141 Theory
Instrument Rating Part 141 Theory
Private Pilot Part 141 Flight Training
Instrument Rating Part 141 Flight Training
Commercial Pilot Part 141 Theory
Commercial Single ,Multi Engine Part 141
The outlined program qualifies for the M1 VISA. ALL international students seeking a certificate program must apply for it. You can elect additional training options upon enrollment. These options and their related VISAs are outlined here below.
Additional Training Options available upon completion of the Commercial Pilot Program:
- M1 VISA: Jet Transition & CRJ Simulator Training
- F1 VISA: Professional FAA Instructor Course (3 instructor ratings and a 6 month internship) OR Professional EASA Instructor Course (4 instructor ratings, 3 FAA and 1 EASA, and a 6 month internship).
This will include an additional 25 flight hours, 120 hours of theory and a minimum of 320 internship hours. Upon completion this qualifies for the opportunity to be an entry level flight instructor, for up to one year through the F1’s Optional Practical Training, building flight experience needed for successful employment. F1 students are eligible for employment as flight instructors upon successful completion of their program.
FAA Flight Instructor 120
CFI,CFII & MEI Theory
FAA Flight Instructor 25
CFI,CFII & Flight Traning
CRJ Jet Transition Theory & Flight 90
Total Flying Hours approx 200
Duration of the Program to completion 12-18 months
Commercial Pilot Program $54,275
Instructor Add-on $11,620
CRJ Jet Transition Course $6,242
On Campus Shared Room ($ 550 per month)
Off Campus Private Room ($ 650 per month)
Additional fees to budget for:
Books and pilot equipment uniform
Key Card, Mailbox Fee,
Non Refundable Housing Deposit,
FFA written exams and flight test fees.
Students enrolled in the Commercial Pilot Program are not eligible to recieve the reduction of time under the H.R. 5900 Restricted ATP at 1250 flight hours.
To be eligible for the Restricted ATP at 1250 flight hours you must be enrolled in our Associates Degree Program.
Please refer to our Degree Program page for more Information.
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Aviator College started in 1983 as an aviation school offering flight training and has developed into one of the most prestigious aviation colleges and flight schools in the United States.
Aviators' Aviation Degree program has specific emphasis on the pilot training aspects needed to meet the requirements of the commercial airline pilot industry.
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All students will submit a $50.00 non refundable application fee. If a student finishes the program early, credit will be issued for the unused duration of housing.
Admission requirements for the certificate programs include verification of citizenship and completion of High School.
Aviator College has received its first group of new Piper Archers
with Garmin G-1000.
Warrior III with Avadyne
Beechcraft Duchess with Aspen
CRJ - 200
Based on double occupancy. Single occupancy room
for an additional cost
COMMERCIAL PILOT PROGRAM
begins January, March, May, July, September or October