From Zero To Airline Pilot

In less than 2 years

Would you like to fly large airliners for a living? Becoming an airline pilot is not as difficult as it seems. At our academy you will be able to fulfill those dreams and obtain your Airline Transport Pilot Certificate.

To be qualified for this program, you must be a United States Citizen/Resident, or have the proper work authorization to be employed in the country.

The program includes the required training courses to obtain a  Commercial Pilot Certificate including the Private Pilot CertificateInstrument Rating and Multi Engine training. Graduates of the program will earn their FAA Commercial Pilot’s License with both single and multi-engine ratings. This is the minimum requirement to be able to fly for hire in the aviation industry.

Stages of Program:

After completing the CFI program to satisfaction, the student will then have the opportunity to be hired by SkyEagle Aviation Academy as a flight instructor. We have plenty of local and international demand for flight instruction, as well as air tours.

Air tours give the instructors the opportunity to provide flights to tourists seeking breathtaking aerial views of South Florida. These flights are great for newly hired CFI’s as they are able to interact and provide excellent customer service to their passengers. A flight instructor will log approximately 100 of flight time providing air tours.

Flight instruction is critical in building hours and getting prepared for the next stage in your aviation career.  CFI’s will provide many types of flight training to all different types of students, ensuring them their curriculum goals are met.  The courses taught will be the Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, and Single Engine / Multi Engine Commercial, as well as flight reviews and Instrument Proficiency Checks.

As a flight instructor nears the 1500 hours of flight time, we will enroll them in our ATP-CTP / ATP Program (with or without type rating). Once this certificate is issued, the candidate will have the opportunity to start interviewing with a vast majority of our airline partners for further career advancement and entrance into the airlines.

The Stages of the Zero to ATP Program are as follows:

Stage 1

Private Pilot License

This course includes 35 hours of ground instruction and 35 minimum hours of flight time. After these hours are completed, the student will need to pass a written, oral, and practical exam with an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) who will then present the student with an FAA Private Pilot’s Certificate.

Stage 2

Instrument Rating

Immediately following the successful completion of the Private Pilot Program, the student continues on to the Instrument Rating Program, which will enable the student to gain the knowledge, skills,  and experience necessary to perform the duties of instrument operations in poor weather conditions. The Instrument Rating is a must for all pilots who are wanting a career in aviation as most flights are operated under IFR, (Instrument Flying Rules). The program includes 30 hours of ground school and 35 hours of flight instruction (Simulated and Actual).

Once completed,  the student will pass a written, oral, and practical exam with a DPE who will then present the student with an Instrument Rating Airplane, which is added on to the Private Pilot Certificate.

Stage 3

Commercial Pilot, Single Engine Land

While training for the instrument rating, the student may simultaneously begin training for their Commercial Pilot Certificate, which will provide more efficiency to this portion of the course. Our Part 141 Commercial Pilot curriculum includes 120 flight hours of total flight time and 35 hours of advanced ground school. A large portion of this curriculum is the time building piece, which is conducted under solo flight.

Training under this program is carried out on various aircraft to improve flight skills in accordance with FAA requirements. The student must also fly at least 10 hours in a complex or advanced avionics aircraft as commercial pilots will fly aircraft with either or both of these characteristics.

Stage 4

Commercial Pilot, Multi Engine Land

In addition to obtaining the commercial pilot certificate of a single-engine aircraft, it is necessary to obtain the multi-engine rating. This rating is required for all pilots who plan on flying more sophisticated and higher performing aircraft. We provide multi-engine training on our Beechcraft Duchess and Tecnam P2006T.

Stage 5

Certified Flight Instructor Program

The most popular and efficient method of time building for a future airline career in the United States is being employed as a certified flight instructor. Our Academy will prepare flight instructors by utilizing their wide range of certificates set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration.

  • CFI — Flight Instructor Certificate: Permits the instructor to conduct ground classes and VFR training flights. This type of certificate requires at least 10 hours of flight training from the right seat, spin training, and 20 hours of ground school.
  • CFII — Instrument Instructor: Permits the instructor to train students for the following Single Engine Programs: Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, and Commercial Pilot.
  • MEI — Multi-engine Flight Instructor: Permits the instructor to conduct training on multi-engine aircraft.

Stage 6

Airline Transport Pilot License

The first step in this process is to enroll in the seven day ATP-CTP course. This is an FAA mandated course which consists of 30 hours of ground school and 10 hours of flight simulator training in the Airbus A320.  Immediately following the course, the student will be able to take the ATP written exam in our testing center. Once the exam is passed, the student will continue on to the practical training portion and prepare for the ATP checkride.

The FAA allows a candidate to obtain the ATP Certificate without Type-rating, allowing them to train in our light twin aircraft. This option is suitable for airmen who do not plan to fly a particular aircraft at that point in time. We offer this program in our Beechcraft Duchess (BE-76) or Tecnam P2006T. The course consists of 10 hours of ground school and 10 hours of flight training. The check ride will be conducted on the same aircraft the student trained in. Once the exam is passed, the candidate will receive the FAA Multi-engine ATP Certificate.

If the ATP pilot becomes employed with a company that operates specific aircraft weighing over 12,500 pounds, the said pilot will be required to obtain a Type-Rating in that particular aircraft.

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Minimum requirements for Airline Career Program
  • 16 years old to start the program
  • 17 years old for PPL
  • 18 years old for CPL
  • Education: no requirements
  • English: upper intermediate
  • Medical: 1nd class
  • US citizenship or Green Card
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