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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding OSM Aviation Academy and our FAA Modular programs. As the FAQ is based on the questions asked it will constantly be updated as new questions arise. In the menu to the left, you find the questions organized in main categories.

If you don’t find your specific question(s) in our FAQ, you are most welcome to contact us or message us on our Facebook page.

FAA Part-61 PPL(A)

What are the pre-entry requirements?

You must have an approved FAA First Class Medical and TSA approved confirmation email (non-US citizens) before the first flying lesson.

What is the duration of the program?

The FAA Part 61 PPL(A) course is estimated to take 4 months and requires full attendance during this period. During this period, we can offer you group housing, follow-ups on progress, and administrative and educational assistance during the whole period. The program consists of: 

  • 20 hours of personalized ground training
  • 30 hours dual flight training in a C172 SP
  • 5 hours Pre/Post-flight briefings
  • 10 hours solo flight in a C172 SP

How much does the program cost?

The program costs 7,950USD*

An initial payment of 30% of the total cost must be made before the initial course starting date on your application form.

Are there any additional costs excluding the course fee?

Additional costs include:

  • PPL Cessna Pilot Course (online)
  • First Class Medical Certificate
  • PPL Checkride
  • PPL Aeronautical Knowledge Test
  • TSA (Initial), if required
  • TSA Fingerprints, if required

*Prices are estimated on the minimum hour requirement 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.

FAA Part-61 Instrument Rating (IR)

What are the pre-entry requirements?

You must have an approved FAA First Class Medical and TSA approved confirmation email (non-US citizens) before the first flying lesson.

What is the duration of the program?

The FAA Instrument Rating course is estimated to take 2 months and requires full attendance during this period. During this period, we can offer you group housing, follow-ups on progress, and administrative and educational assistance during the whole period.

The program consists of:

  • 30 hours of personalized ground training
  • 10 hours Pre/Post-flight briefings
  • 15 hours in a full-motion simulator Redbird MX-2
  • 15 hours dual flight training in a C172 SP G1000
  • 10 hours shared flight time in a C172 SP

How much does the program cost?

The program costs 7,750 USD*

An initial payment of 30% of the total cost must be made before the initial course starting date on your application form.

Are there any additional costs excluding the course fee?

Additional costs include:

  • IR Cessna Pilot Course (online)
  • First Class Medical Certificate
  • IR Checkride
  • IR Aeronautical Knowledge Test
  • TSA (Instrumen), if required
  • TSA Fingerprints, if required

*Prices are estimated on the minimum hour requirement 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.

FAA Part-61 CPL(A)

What are the pre-entry requirements?

You must have an approved FAA First Class Medical and TSA approved confirmation email (non-US citizens) before the first flying lesson.

What is the duration of the program?

The FAA Part 61 Commercial Pilot Licence course is estimated to take 2 months and requires full attendance during this period. During the period, we can offer you group housing, follow-ups on progress, and administrative and educational assistance during the whole period.

The program consists of:

  • 25 hours of personalized ground training
  • 7 hours Pre/Post-flight briefings
  • 20 hours dual flight training in a C172 SP

How much does the program cost?

The program costs 5200 USD*

Multi-Engine add-on: +3,200USD

An initial payment of 30% of the total cost must be made before the initial course starting date on your application form.

Are there any additional costs excluding the course fee?

Additional costs include:

  • CPL Cessna Pilot Course (online)
  • First Class Medical Certificate
  • CPL Checkride
  • CPL Aeronautical Knowledge Test
  • TSA (Initial), if required
  • TSA Fingerprints, if required

*Prices are estimated on the minimum hour requirement 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.

FAA Part-61 CFI

What are the pre-entry requirements?

You must have an approved FAA First Class Medical and TSA approved confirmation email (non-US citizens) before the first flying lesson.

What is the duration of the program?

The FAA Part-61 Certified Flight Instructor training course is estimated to take 1 month and requires full attendance during this period. During the period, we can offer you group housing, follow-ups on progress, and administrative and educational assistance during the whole period.

The program consists of:

  • 20 hours of personalized ground training
  • 5 hours Pre/Post-flight briefings
  • 15 hours dual flight training in a C172 SP

How much does the program cost?

The program costs 3,950 USD*

An initial payment of 30% of the total cost must be made before the initial course starting date on your application form.

Are there any additional costs excluding the course fee?

Additional costs include:

  • First Class Medical Certificate
  • CFI Checkride
  • FOI Aeronautical Knowledge Test
  • CFI Aeronautical Knowledge Test

*Prices are estimated on the minimum hour requirement 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.

FAA Part-61 CFI-I

What are the pre-entry requirements?

You must have an approved FAA First Class Medical and TSA approved confirmation email (non-US citizens) before the first flying lesson.

What is the duration of the program?

The FAA Part 61 Certified Flight Instructor Instrument training course is estimated to take 1 month and requires full attendance during this period. During the period, we can offer you group housing, follow-ups on progress, and administrative and educational assistance during the whole period.

The program consists of:

  • 10 hours of personalized ground training
  • 2 hours Pre/Post-flight briefings
  • 10 hours dual flight training in a C172 SP G1000

How much does the program cost?

The program costs 2,699 USD*

An initial payment of 30% of the total cost must be made before the initial course starting date on your application form.

Are there any additional costs excluding the course fee?

Additional costs include:

  • First Class Medical Certificate
  • CFI-I Checkride
  • CFI-I Aeronautical Knowledge Test

*Prices are estimated on the minimum hour requirement 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.

FAA Part-61 MEI

What are the pre-entry requirements?

You must have an approved FAA First Class Medical and TSA approved confirmation email (non-US citizens) before the first flying lesson.

What is the duration of the program?

The FAA Part 61 Multi-Engine Instructor Instrument training course is estimated to take 1 month and requires full attendance during this period. During the period, we can offer you group housing, follow-ups on progress, and administrative and educational assistance during the whole period.

The program consists of:

  • 10 hours of personalized ground training
  • 2 hours Pre/Post-flight briefings
  • 10 hours of dual flight training in a BE-76

How much does the program cost?

The program costs 3,799 USD*

An initial payment of 30% of the total cost must be made before the initial course starting date on your application form.

Are there any additional costs excluding the course fee?

Additional costs include:

  • First Class Medical Certificate
  • MEI Checkride

*Prices are estimated on the minimum hour requirement 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.

Accommodation

Do the living accommodations come fully furnished?

Yes, all the apartments come fully furnished and include amenities such as Wi-Fi and cable TV.

What is the climate like in Florida?

Summers in Florida range between 30 -35 degrees Celsius (86-95 degrees Fahrenheit). In the winter months (December – February) the temperature averages around 12 to 20 degrees Celsius (54-68 degrees Fahrenheit).

Are meals included with housing?

Meals are not included in the package. You are responsible for buying your own goods at your own expense.

How do I get from the house to the school?

The house is 1 mile away from the school, we provide transportation for you, it is included in the price for the house ( $20 per day).

General Information

What is a typerating?

A typerating is a course where you learn how to operate a specific type of aircraft.

After the pilot training at OSM Aviation Academy, you will have an education that provides you with the possibility to apply for pilot jobs at different European airlines. When you are offered a position and know which type of aircraft you will be operating, you will need another additional course for that specific type of aircraft. That course is called a typerating.

The airline that hires will be the airline that provides the typerating course, where they also teach the airline’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

A typerating includes both theory and practical flight training with the airplane type and takes about 6 months (might vary a bit depending on airplane type and airline).

In other words, you will be qualified to do a typerating for any airplane type after completing one of our integrated programs.

Which airplane type you will do your typerating on depends on the employee and which airplane type they operate/need pilots for.

Is the flight training in English?

Lessons, briefings, and flight lessons are held in English. All printed material, such as literature, manuals, and checklists will be in English as well.

Will I have a Summer/Winter vacation?

Since we need to fly as much as possible when the weather and sunlight permits, there is no vacation planned for our integrated programs. In order for you to complete your training in 20 months, you will need to be available during summer.

Winter/Christmas vacation is easier to accommodate for several students, but summer vacations will rarely be approved.

What will happen if I quit the program?

If the student terminates the contract before the training program starts, the student is only obliged to pay the registration fee.

In case of termination during the course, the student will have to cover outstanding payments to the school. The amount will depend on how far into the education program you are. This will be clearly defined in your contract.

If you need to terminate the education due to loss of your medical license we have a “loss of license” insurance that covers the course fee that you have already paid.

What do I do when I arrive to the United States?

As soon as you arrive, your flight should have been already confirmed two days before with us, so we can make the arrangements to pick you up from the Miami or Fort Lauderdale International Airport, and then take you to the school or the housing facilities, depending on the time.

Are there other ways to study besides with an instructor?

The school works with the Jeppesen syllabus, which means you can study one on one with an instructor as well as study with our Jeppesen online courses, they are also approved by the FAA, and they have the same value as with an instructor. However, we recommend taking the online course and some ground school to clarify certain doubts.

How does the Bahamas trip work?

When you begin the cross country phase of the training, one of the proposed destinies is Bimini-Bahamas. It is an out of the country navigation, where you can practice different procedures, as well as enjoy a wonderful place to visit.