Instructor career program
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The FAA Part 141 Integrated Program with Instructor Career Path is a comprehensive integrated flight training program where theory- and flight lessons are mixed, giving you an exciting balance between academic studies and practical flight training.
During this integrated course in accordance with FAA Part 141, you will be given the training corresponding to the PPL-, IR-, CPL, ME, CFI, and CFI-I certificate. This will give you all the licenses necessary to start working as a flight instructor directly after graduation, or as a first officer within commercial aviation*.
*Some airlines require a minimum number of flight hours before you can apply to them.
The first stage of the training will be focusing on the basic flying skills to fulfill the requirements for a PPL-certificate. This type of training will be conducted in Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC), flying the aircraft on visual references outside the aircraft with help from a map. In the beginning, the main focus will be on the fundamentals of flying; climb, descents turns, and straight and level flight.
After the first stages of learning the cornerstones of flying, you will move on and start flying more complex maneuvers. This part also includes solo flights away from home base to practice navigation by visual references with help from the map. When this stage is completed, you will move on to the instrument training of the program.
In the instrument training, you will learn how to fly by solely checking your instruments instead of visual references. During this phase, whenever possible, the training will take place within clouds to give you full instrument flight rules (IFR) experience. Regular airline traffic operates in accordance with the IFR-rules, so this part is to teach you how to follow "the roads in the sky" and prepare you for your career within commercial aviation.
When the previous phases are completed, you will start the Multi-Engine training. This training will be conducted in a full-motion Redbird MX-2 simulator and in our DA42 G1000 for real flight experience. In this phase, you will learn how to handle a twin-engine aircraft in different attitudes and abnormal situations. For instance, how to handle a twin-engine aircraft with only one engine operating and become even more proficient with problem-solving ad demanding situations.
The final stages of the program are for you to train to become a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and a Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFI-I). These certificates will give you the privilege to give flight instruction in different stages towards a flight certificate in Single-engine aircraft. By working as an instructor after the integrated program will give you a lot of valuable experience and improve your flying skills at the same time as your hours are increasing. If you would rather start flying business jets after graduation from this integrated program you can pursue that track as instead or in parallel.
When you have been working as an instructor or a business-jet pilot for some time and gained sufficient experience and hours, you will have the possibility to apply for First Officer positions at major airliners. You can, of course, continue working as an instructor as well, the choice is yours!
All essential training material will be covered in each Cessna course. We will also work with FAA handbooks and manuals, which can be downloaded for free from the official FAA website.
We will provide you with excellent ground and flight instruction during your whole training period with us.
Before you can apply
- Valid Passport
- Student Application Form
- TSA Approved (non-US citizens)
- Passing grades in:
- Pass our Pilot Aptitude Test (read more)
The last day to apply is 1 month prior to the course start date.
Before you can start
Before you can start your flight training, you will need to have an approved FAA First Class Medical Certificate and a TSA-approved confirmation email (if you are a non-US citizen).
The FAA 141 Instructor Career Path Program requires full attendance for 16 months.
Pricing and payment
The FAA Part 141 Integrated Program Instructor Career Path costs 62,999USD**.
FAA Part 141 MEI add-on: + 12,199 USD**.
**Prices are based on the minimum hours required to complete the required training. It is not guaranteed you will complete your training in the number of hours or time frame stated. In some cases, additional training may be required for you to complete. Should you exit any flight/ground hours or require additional accommodations, you will be responsible for additional costs.
Initial payment of 30% of the total program must be made before the initial course starting date on the student's application form. After the initial payment, the student is agreed to continue the payments via bank transfer or credit/debit card in person.
- FAA Approved First Class Medical Certificate
- PPL Cessna Pilot Course (online)
- IR Cessna Pilot Course (online)
- CPL Cessna Pilot Course (online)
- PPL Checkride
- IR Checkride
- CPL Checkride
- CFI Checkride
- CFII Checkride
- PPL Aeronautical Knowledge Test
- IR Aeronautical Knowledge Test
- CPL Aeronautical Knowledge Test
- CFI Aeronautical Knowledge Test
- CFII Aeronautical Knowledge Test
- FOI Aeronautical Knowledge Test
- Type Rating***
- TSA (Initial, Instrument, and Multi), if required
- TSA Fingerprints, if required
- M1 Visa application fee, if required
All of the above additional costs will add approximately 7,600 USD to the price, and pay each of the additional costs when completing each of them, not in advance.
*** Some airlines expect pilots to pay for their own type-rating, while other airlines pay for the type-rating and sign a bond with the employee. These two solutions are based on supply and demand, meaning that when there is a high need for pilots, more airlines are likely to offer a bond.