Private Pilot License (PPL): The first step towards becoming a commercial pilot is to earn your PPL. You will learn the standard operating procedures and apply these skills in the air as you perform maneuvers. You will learn how to turn, climb, as well as takeoff and land. In this primary training module, you will learn the fundamentals of flight and accomplish your first flight solo!
Instrument Rating (IFR): The Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) allows you to fly the aircraft using only the instruments on the instrument panel. You will be able to fly when the weather is not perfect or your vision is limited. Students will continue to learn standard operation procedures, flows, and callouts in order to increase safety and consistency.
Commercial Pilot License (CPL): Earning you CPL will allow you to be compensated for your time as a pilot. Training will help you refine your skills, learn more about aircraft systems and regulations, as well as become more experienced with advanced maneuvers and longer flights. Students will be able to perform all maneuvers at a higher expectation of performance.
Multi-Engine Add-on: Learn to fly an aircraft with more than 1 engine! Airlines look for future pilots with multi-engine flight time. While many of the fundamentals of flying are still relevant, the students will need to learn new concepts such as multi-engine aerodynamics, emergency operations, and complex systems. Many professional pilot jobs will require time logged in a multi-engine aircraft.
Certified Flight Instructor (CFI): This is the stage of training where the student becomes the teacher! In order to build your required ATP hours, you will earn them as a flight instructor. The CFI training program will include the fundamentals of instruction and how to communicate your knowledge and experience to new flight training students.
Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument (CFII): In an additional instructor certificate, you will expand your instructor knowledge by learning how to teach the fundamentals of Instrument training. This certificate will allow you to hone your own instrument experiences while helping new flight students navigate this new way to fly!
Multi-Engine Instructor (MEI): The other additional instructor certificate is to take your instructor training to the cockpit of a multi-engine aircraft. Since many airlines want to see experienced multi-engine pilot candidates, earning your MEI is the best way to build up that time!