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Professional Pilot Program


The Complete Program for Becoming a Professional  Airplane Pilot

The Airplane Professional Pilot Program is the full training course for people whose goal is to work as a professional airplane pilot. This program includes training for these certificates and ratings: Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Certified Flight Instructor. Most students who intend to build hours as flight instructors also complete their CFI Instrument and Multi-Engine Instructor ratings.

Courses in the Pro Pilot Program

Private Pilot

Your Private Pilot Certificate lets you fly airplane for fun and recreation—giving rides to friends and family or flying for your own transport. It’s the first step toward building the skills needed for your Commercial Pilot Certificate. You’ll be in the cockpit from day one, getting hands-on experience.

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The Instrument Rating is an essential part of the airplane training program. Regardless of whether you fly in actual instrument conditions or not, the Instrument Rating will give you the tools and knowledge you need for a safe career as a professional pilot.

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Commercial Pilot

Build on the skills you learned in previous training and gain confidence in the aircraft so that you will be prepared to carry passengers and get a job flying as a professional pilot. Whether your goal is to fly a Boeing 747, a Cessna Citation or a cargo plane, you need a Commercial Pilot Certificate to fly for hire.

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Certified Flight Instructor

A Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Rating is required for a pilot to instruct other pilots—often the first step in a pilot’s career and a great way to gain flight hours. You can build up your own experience and credentials while sharing your passion for flying with other aspiring pilots.

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Optional: Certified Flight Instructor Instrument

This course combines the techniques developed in the prior instructor courses with the knowledge and experience you learned in the Instrument training to ensure that you are safe and proficient to teach a student to fly in the clouds.

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Optional: Multi-Engine Instructor

The Multi-Engine Instructor (MEI) Course allows you to gain the experience and training necessary to instruct private and commercial pilots in a multi-engine airplane.

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