Would you like to become a commercial pilot but do not have any experience in aviation? This Professional Pilot program is designed for you! At our academy you can safely and efficiently become the commercial pilot you have always dreamed of, even though you have never set foot inside a cockpit of an airplane. All of our successful students began their flight training career with us here at SkyEagle Aviation. They have trained to enter a career as a professional pilot; hence the name of the course being called the “Professional Pilot Training Program”.
This course includes a minimum of 35 hours of ground school and 35 hours of flight instruction. The written exam and checkride will follow. Upon successful completion, the student will be awarded the FAA Private Pilot Certificate.
Immediately after the completion of the Private Pilot Program, the student proceeds to the Instrument Rating Program which allows the student to gain the skills and experience necessary to perform instrument operations in conditions of reduced visibility. This rating is absolutely necessary for all pilots who dream of a career as a pilot. Most, if not all, commercial flights are operated under IFR (Instrument Flying Rules). The program includes a minimum of 30 hours of ground school and 35 hours of flight instruction. The flight instruction will be done in both our RedBird Flight Simulator and actual airplane.
The written exam and checkride will follow. Upon successful completion, the student will be awarded the FAA Instrument Rating attached to the Private Pilot Certificate.
While training for the Instrument Course, a student may begin training for their Commercial Pilot Certificate which will save time and money. Our Part 141 Commercial Pilot Course Curriculum includes 120 flight hours of total flight time and 35 hours of advanced ground school. A large portion of the curriculum includes solo flight with certain flight distance requirements. Since these flights are conducted solo, the student will save money as they will not have to have the expense of paying for the flight instructor.
Training under this program is carried out on various aircraft to improve flight skills and in accordance with FAA requirements. The student must also fly at least 10 hours in a complex or advanced avionics aircraft.
In addition to obtaining the single engine Commercial Pilot Certificate, it is also necessary to obtain the Multi Engine Rating. This rating is required for every pilot who plans to fly higher performing aircraft with two or more engines. The student will obtain the rating in one of our two multi-engine aircraft: The Beechcraft Duchess or Tecnam P2006T.
This now concludes the vocational stage of the pilot training process. There will be continuing education that must be completed in order to work towards the goal of becoming an airline pilot.
This now concludes the vocational stage of the pilot training process, as this is only the beginning of your flying career. There will be continuing education that must be completed in order to work towards the goal of becoming an airline pilot. Please reference the chart below to view the next stages in the program:
After students graduate from the Professional Pilot Program, they will have approximately 200 total flight hours. Most airlines and charter companies do not hire a commercial pilot with this little amount of flying experience. Charter companies prefer to hire pilots with approximately 800 hours of flight time, while major domestic airlines require a minimum of 1500 hours. The most effective and efficient route for pilots to build up their time towards the major carriers, would be to become a flight instructor. SkyEagle offers these candidates the best education possible to meet their flight instructor goals.
An excellent way to improve your position is to work as a certified flight instructor (CFI). To become an instructor, you need not only to fly well, but more importantly, master aviation theory. There also needs to be a main focus on teaching methodology and the various theories of human psychology.
If you are planning on obtaining an ATP Certificate , you must have a minimum of 1500 flight hours, which you can build up as a flight instructor. It takes approximately two years, working as a flight instructor, to build up your time to obtain that minimum requirement.
To be hired as a flight instructor by SkyEagle Aviation Academy you must be a U.S. Citizen or Resident, or have a work authorization to be employed here in the U.S. You must also have successfully completed all the required flight training courses, including the necessary flight instructor courses.