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English Is The Mandated International Language of Aviation

English Is The Mandated International Language of AviationIf you are an international flight training student thinking about doing your flight training in the US you have some unique challenges. Location is very important when you are looking for a flight training school. Florida is a great place to earn your wings. The moderate and mild climate makes flight training a pleasure. The good weather allows you to log more flying hours faster, get your degree quicker and be on the way sooner to your new aviation career.
One of the problems that international (non US) residents have is actually getting the attention of the flight school here. The reason is that so many people are interested and so many of those people never start training. So this means that US flight schools have thousands of inquires per month and are not able to easily determine who is really interested and who is not.

Other issues that international students might face are dealing with the fact that in order to be a pilot all pilot candidates much read write and speak the English language. The better the English and reading skills the more money the student saves because learning is faster and not as much work.

Besides being able to speak English as with all international arrivals in the US, the student must get a VISA to enter the country and study. Plus, international pilot candidates must visit the Transportation Security Administrations (TSA) website and be approved to enter the US for the purpose of pilot study.

Aviation English and Testing At Aviator College

International students that are enrolling in one of our pilot programs and wish to increase their English to a level 4 (four) or higher, may enroll at our Aviation English Course at the same time. Research shows that students can quickly earn their ICAO level 4 (four) certificate in as little as one month, which could also reduce your cost in flight training. The course will consist of one month of training by highly experienced English Instructors and easy-to-follow curriculum. The curriculum consists of small classroom group studies, one-on-one instruction, data base and E-Mailing criteria.

As mandated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in accordance with ICAO English Language Proficiency Requirements, all pilots and air traffic personnel are now required to demonstrate English Proficiency according to a minimum of Operational Level 4 (four) standards.

Achievements of the Course
  • Improved student speech in an aviation setting through phonetic practice. (Study & Practice of human speech)
  • Improved student aviation radio communication through increased listening skills
  • Preparation to achieve a rating of Level 4 English according to ICAO standards
  • Strengthened grammar to make aviation communication easier
  • Increased student’s aviation vocabulary
  • ICAO Approved Compliant Testing on campus

Why Choose Aviator English
  • In house Testing
  • Pickup to and from Orlando or Palm Beach International Airports.
  • Sunny Florida USA
  • 2 Miles from the ocean
  • Learning in an Aviation Atmosphere
  • Flight Training if needed FAA & JAA
  • Save money and time
  • Personalized Instruction for Each Student
Benefits Of Aviation English Program
  • Increase your ability to get a great job in Aviation
  • Train with Higly skilled Native American English speaking instructors
  • Learn easily in a small class size
  • Prepare yourself to take the ICAO approved exam
  • Ensure safety through good English communication skills
  • Test on site to receive your ICAO certificate
  • Feel confident in your ability to communicate in Aviation English
  • Earn your ICAO Level 4 Certificate.
  • The students that achieve level 4 proficiency or higher will recieve and English Proficiency certificate. The certificate showing ICAO level 4 ( four) standards will be valid for 3 (three) years. Students that achieve ICAO level 5 (five) or higher the certificate will be valid for 6 (six) years.
Aviation English Program Cost

* Program Cost $1,950.00 includes testing.

** Students that might need additional classes will be billed at a reduced price.

*** Students that believe their English level meets ICAO level 4(four) standards may test upon arrival. $ 550.00 for testing.

For further information contact Michelle in the Aviation English Department.
(772) 466-4822 x 134 or E-Mail mhaworth@aviator.edu
* You must be fluent in the English language to join this program

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Accreditation, FAA Certification and BBB Rating for Flight Schools or Aviation Colleges

Accreditation, FAA Certification and BBB Rating for Flight Schools or Aviation CollegesIn the United States more than 230 two- and four-year colleges offer non-engineering aviation degrees. Many of them offer the same degrees, but no two are alike. Each of them offers a number of similar but variable options to their degree programs, and not all of them offer the same degrees, which makes the selection of the school that’s “just right for you” all the more difficult.

To increase your chances of finding a flight school that meets all of your specific needs and requirements, a thorough research is necessary. Because your education plays such an important part in determining your future, the process of selecting a college or university should be meticulous, thorough, and pragmatic. Before you can find what you want, you must know exactly what you need. In addition to most common factors such as location, degree programs available and quality of instructors, consider the following factors in your search for a good flight school.

Accreditation and Licensing

For 45 years, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) has been at the forefront of establishing and advancing quality education at private, postsecondary schools and colleges.
As a recognized accrediting agency, ACCSC is dedicated to ensuring a quality education for 250,000 students who annually pursue career education at 800 accredited institutions.

FAA Certification

There are two types of schools. One is normally referred to as an “FAA-approved school” and the other as a “non-approved school.” Enrollment in an FAA-approved school usually ensures a high quality of training. FAA-approved schools meet prescribed standards with respect to equipment, facilities, personnel, and curricula. However, many excellent pilot schools find it impractical to qualify for the FAA certification, and are referred to as non-approved schools. One of the differences between FAA-approved schools and non-approved schools is that fewer flight hours are required to qualify for a pilot certificate in an FAA-approved school. The requirement for a private pilot certificate is 40 hours in a non-approved school, and 35 hours in an approved school. However, since most people require 60 to 75 hours of training, this difference may be insignificant for a private pilot certificate.

Titles IV Loans Approved Schools

A Title IV loan is a term used to describe several types of student loans. This includes the federal financial aid programs Unsubsidized Federal Stafford loan, Federal Pell Grants, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Supplement Education Opportunity Grant and Federal PLUS loans. Students who are undergraduates or graduate students enrolled in postsecondary education may qualify to receive these loan programs to pay for their education. Each loan has slightly different qualifications and criteria to meet.

Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) Benefits & Chapter 30 (Montgomery Bill) Approved Colleges

The Department of Veterans Affairs administers a variety of education benefit programs. Many Veterans and active duty personnel can qualify for more than one education benefits program, including the:

  • The Post-9/11 GI Bill
  • Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
  • Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
  • Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
  • Educational Assistance Test Program (Section 901)
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
  • National Call to Service Program

While the participation requirements are the same for all GI Bill programs, the payment amount varies depending on the GI Bill program you are utilizing, and the type of Flight School you are attending. (Payments are issued after the training is completed and the school submits the information to the VA.)

Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill
If you are enrolled in any degree program that consists of flight training at a public Institution of Higher Learning you can be reimbursed up to the resident in-state cost of the training and will be eligible to receive your housing allowance and the books & supplies stipend.
If you are enrolled in any degree program that consists of flight training at a private Institution of Higher Learning you can be reimbursed up to the full cost of the training or the national maximum per academic year, whichever is less. You will also be eligible to receive your housing allowance and the books & supplies stipend.
If you are enrolled in any type of vocational flight training you can be reimbursed up to the full cost of training or $10,000 per academic year, whichever is less, you WILL NOT receive the housing allowance or books & supplies stipend.

The Yellow Ribbon Program may apply for those enrolled in degree programs. An academic year lasts from August 1 to July 31.

BBA Listings and Approval Rating

BBB ensures that high standards for trust are set and maintained. We exist so consumers and businesses alike have an unbiased source to guide them on matters of trust. We provide educational information and expert advice that is free of charge and easily accessible. BBB Accreditation is an honor – and not every company is eligible. Businesses that meet our high standards are invited to join BBB. Businesses meeting BBB standards are presented to local Boards of Directors (or designees) for review and acceptance as a BBB Accredited Business. All BBB accredited businesses have agreed to live up to our Standards for Trust. Our Standards for Trust are a comprehensive set of policies, procedures and best practices focused on how businesses should treat the public – fairly and honestly in all circumstances. Search for a flight school that has a good BBB Rating.

Accreditation and Licensing For Aviator College

Licensed by the State of Florida Commission For Independent Education License #4155. Aviator Flight Training Academy is a Division of Aviator College of Aeronautical Science & Technology, which is licensed by the State of Florida Commission for Independent Education and Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

FAA Certified

All flight training courses at Aviator College of Aeronautical Science & Technology are certified by the FAA Certificate # BEJS028K.

State of Florida Licensed

Aviator College of Aeronautical Science & Technology is licensed by the State of Florida to offer a degree program, license #4155.

Accreditation

Aviator College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools, and Colleges (ACCSC).

Title IV Approved

The Federal Department of Education has approved Aviator College to administer Title IV funds in the form of FFEL Loans, Direct Loans, PELL Grants and more.

BBB A Rating

Aviator College has earned an “A” rating” with the United States Better Business Bureau

Contact Aviator College

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PHONE: 1-800-635-9032 (Toll free number)
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Associate Degree in Aviation Online Enrollment

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Benefits of Accelerated Flight Training

Benefits of Accelerated Flight TrainingOne of the biggest challenges faced by pilots that desire to fly professionally is building the required multi-engine or single time for their total time to meet airline-hiring requirements. Have you found yourself short on multi-engine, or single-engine time requirements?

Matthew Everett is a private pilot and aviation blogger. Below are 3 main benefits of accelerated flight training offered by Matthew Everrett.

Condensed training helps pilots retain info, earn more ratings, and get jobs.

No matter how you look at it, flight training is a lengthy process. There are many new things to learn and hundreds of flight hours to gain. When it comes down to it, flight training can only be condensed so much before it bumps up against regulations. This presents a bit of a problem to someone looking to start a career in aviation. Training costs money, but it’s going to be a while before flying will pay. So what’s the best solution? Accelerated training. Accelerated flight training offers some notable benefits including being good for career pilots, quick progression through ratings, and increased job placement opportunities.

Great for Career Pilots

Accelerated training is great for career pilots. It allows the student to condense their training into a few weeks or months rather than years. This works by allowing the student to fly multiple lessons per week while also taking consolidated ground school. The nature of the training typically demands the student train like a full-time job–eight hours a day, five days a week. This is great for someone who’s looking to get started with a career in the quickest amount of time. It’s unfortunately not so great for someone who can’t devote more than a few hours per week.
Most accelerated training programs function similarly to military training in that students alternate between flying and classroom instruction before entering a phase of longer flights. Some accelerated programs even dispatch students and aircraft on a series of long flights that are intended to provide a large amount of flight time and allow the student a more varied cross-country experience.

Quick Progression Through Ratings

This type of training is primarily designed to fast track students to ratings. Rather than taking six months to obtain a private pilot certificate or an instrument rating, it can take as little as fourteen days. How can you take something that takes six months and effectively learn it in fourteen days? Attend ground school and flight training eight hours per day. The bottom line on all flight training is the more you do it, the more you retain. Accelerated programs are based on this concept and their success stems from the fact that their students are immersed in flying so much that they can’t help but learn.

Job Placement Opportunities

Most of the larger accelerated flight training schools offer job placement to graduates. They have agreements with some airlines and often directly offer employment to some of the graduates. This is a great asset to someone looking to break into the aviation career field. When considering job placement agreements, some schools offer actual job placements while some offer guaranteed interviews. Either is better than nothing no matter how you look at it. It’s debatable, but the single biggest employer of many accelerated flight training program graduates is often the schools offering the programs. After all, they need flight instructors to teach their students and someone who’s familiar with the program is a great asset.

As you can see, for someone trying to launch into an aviation career, accelerated flight training has a number of benefits. Even people that are just trying to get several ratings at once can benefit from an accelerated program. So if you’re looking for a flying career and you have time to devote to training, consider an accelerated program.

Flight School and Flight Training Programs

For more than 27 years Aviator has been the leader in multi-engine flight training. We have provided over 5000 professional pilots to the airline industry, both nationally and worldwide, through our Professional Pilot Flight Training Programs. Our FAA-certified Part 141 approved flight programs provide students with the skills and experience demanded by today’s commercial aviation industry. Aviator is accredited by the ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges).

Our Professional Pilot Program is set in a flight training, structured environment to ensure the student receives the knowledge that is required to be a professional pilot. This program is from 0 hours to over 250 hours, of which 200 hours will be multi-engine time. The program includes Private Pilot Single Engine through the Multi-Engine Flight Instructor Certificate. Cross Country flying is coast-to-coast, if desired.

When you choose Aviator, all flight training is logged in aircraft. Our Flight Training Devices (FTDs) are used for ground training purposes only. NO FTDs (SIMULATORS) ARE USED FOR FLIGHT TIME TOWARDS YOUR RATINGS!

This “hands-on” approach provides the best flight training environment for pilots of the future. We encourage training in actual instrument conditions. Flying at the Aviator is 24 hours-a-day, rain or shine. Aviator flight training programs offer more actual multi-engine time than any other school in the country. Our fleet of multi-engine aircraft are equipped with GPS and are being converted to EFIS Systems (Glass Cockpits). Come and take a tour and see the Aviator difference.

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FAA Forecasts and Future For Professional Pilots

FAA Forecasts and Future For Professional Pilots

Zenith Jet Forecasts $257B in Bizjets over 10 Years

If you ever wanted to become a pilot and considering career in aviation, now is a good time. Below is an excellent overview report on the Zenith Jet Forecast article by Report by Nick Knightly

Over 10,000 new business jets in the next decade is outstanding news for current and future professional aviators. After all, every plane needs at least one pilot. Many require two, while business aviation flight departments often staff multiple crews for each aircraft. If this forecast rings true, several thousand professional pilots will be needed for the bizjet market alone!

Tip of the Iceberg

While the article published below specifically predicts business jet growth, demand in the bizjet sector could very well mean a strong outlook in other sectors of the aviation industry. Let’s consider for a moment: if the business jet sector alone will need thousands of pilots, those aviators will have to come from somewhere. Whether potential airline candidates or former flight instructors go after the bizjet jobs, it’s a pretty good bet any move among the pilot population will create a lot of vacancies throughout the industry. Regardless of which arena of professional aviation you’d like to pursue, growth in the bizjet market is music to your ears. And if the airlines experience similar growth? So much the better!

Age 65 Rule

Speaking of airlines, you’re familiar with the Age 65 Rule, right? The Baby Boomer generation is just beginning to hit 65. Over the next several years, decades-long airline captains will be retiring in droves. These mass retirements alone will spark a huge demand for airline pilots. When coupled with the rosy bizjet forecast and possible airline growth, the future of professional piloting is indeed shining bright. If you’re considering an aviation career, now is the perfect time to prepare for the golden opportunity to come.

Student pilots are important to general aviation and the aviation industry as a whole. Student pilot numbers had been in decline for many years but in 2010, the FAA issued a rule that increased the duration of validity for student pilot certificates for pilots under the age of 40 from 36 months to 60 months. As a result, according to statistics compiled by the FAA’s Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, the number of student pilots at the end of 2010 increased by 64.8 percent, or approximately 47,000 pilots, compared to calendar year end 2009. The impact of the new rule on the long term trends in student pilots has yet to be fully determined. The average age of a U.S. pilot in 2010 was 44.2 years old (source: FAA 2011-2031 Forecast)

A typical pilot looking to get hired by the airlines will usually get the following certificates and rating in the order listed below.

Student Pilot Certification

An individual who is learning to fly under the tutelage of a flight instructor and who is permitted to fly alone under specific, limited circumstances. If you have just started your flight training then this is the category that you fall under.

Sport Pilot Certification

An individual who is authorized to fly only Light-sport Aircraft. This new pilot certificate is more affordable then becoming a private pilot because you need fewer hours to qualify for a sport pilot certificate. The sport pilot certificate offers limited privileges mainly for recreational use.

Recreational Pilot Certification

An individual who may fly aircraft of up to 180 horsepower and 4 seats in the daytime for pleasure only. Most new student pilots prefer to work towards the new Sport Pilot Certificate instead of the Recreational Pilot Certificate.

Private Pilot Certification

An individual who may fly for pleasure or personal business, generally without accepting compensation. This is the certificate that the majority of active pilot pursue. If you plan on working for the airlines or flying for hire, this is the first pilot certificate that you will work towards.

Commercial Pilot Certification

An individual who may, with some restrictions, fly for compensation or hire. Once you complete your private pilot certificate you will either work towards your commercial pilot certificate or the instrument rating. The commercial pilot certificate allows you to get paid for flying under certain circumstances. This doesn’t mean that you can jump in your airplane and have someone pay you to fly them somewhere.

ATP (Airline Transport Pilot Certification)

An individual authorized to act as pilot in command for a scheduled airline. The airline transport pilot certificate allows you to operate as a Captain for an airline or private charter. Most airlines will not hire you until you acquire the ATP certificate.

Instrument Pilot Rating

An instrument rating is required to fly under instrument flight rules. Instrument ratings are issued for a specific category of aircraft; a pilot certified to fly an airplane under IFR has an Instrument Airplane rating. Once you complete your private pilot’s certificate you will more than likely work towards your instrument rating.

Multi Engine Pilot Rating

A multi-engine rating is required to fly an airplane with more than one engine. It is the most common example of a class rating. If you want to become an airline pilot then you will have to get your multi engine rating. You will also need to build at least one hundred hours of multi engine time before any commercial operator hires you.

Flight Instructor Certification

A flight instructor certificate authorizes the holder to give training and endorsement for a certificate, and perform a flight review. Most pilots that want to become airline pilots pursue their flight instructor certificate.

Instrument Instructor Rating

A instrument instructor rating authorizes a certified flight instructor to give training and endorsement for an instrument rating.

Multi Engine Instructor Rating

A multi-engine instructor rating authorizes a certified flight instructor to give training and endorsement for a multi-engine rating. This is also a great way to build your multi engine time.

Ground Instructor Certification

The ground instructor certificate allows the holder to offer various kinds of ground instruction required of those seeking pilot certificates and ratings.

Flight Training At Aviator College
Cost Effect Flight Training & Aviation Degree

The most cost effective pilot training program with a two year degree in an aviation related field.

Jump Start Your Aviation Career

It makes sense in these economic times to get your Associates Degree and all the pilot training necessary to excel in the aviation industry now and work on your next degree at your own pace!

More Multi-Engine Time

Our Aeronautical Science Program includes more multi-engine time than any other college or flight training program.

No Flight Training Time Logged in Training Devices (Simulators)

The College has a state of the art 37,000 square foot facility, featuring a CRJ Level 5 Flight Training Device (Simulator). FTDs are not used towards your flight time for any ratings!

Job Placement Assistance with Regional Airlines for our Flight School Graduates

Aviator offers job placement assistance for our flight school graduates!

The Aviator Flight Training Academy offers a full line of flight training courses to meet the individual needs of each student.

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Aviation College Selection Process, Experience and Education

Aviation College Selection Process, Experience and EducationAccording to the Federal Aviation Administration, almost 250,000 people in the United States have private pilot’s certificates, more commonly known as pilot’s licenses — distinct from sport and recreational pilot’s licenses, which limit what, where and when you can fly.

Learning how to fly a plane isn’t all that difficult. Even aviators swaggering in reflective glasses and leather bomber jackets will grudgingly acknowledge that. The process of becoming certified is time-consuming and expensive. Understanding what is involved and choosing a flight school and instructor that fit your needs and personality will improve the odds of success.

What College Teaches

Professional pilots today are “flight managers” who must intimately understand the workings of their computerized and fly-by-wire stick and rudder, and who must work with and depend on a crew of professionals that goes far beyond those in the cockpit.

These are the essential skills students learn and practice in today’s collegiate aviation programs, but the value of a college education goes beyond these aviation-specific skills. Typically, your first two years of college will be devoted to “general education” classes. While they seemingly have no direct correlation with aviation, they do, and additionally, they’ll make you a well-rounded individual.

Math, physics, and computer-science classes help you understand your career’s technical aspects. English makes you a better oral and written communicator. Sociology and psychology give you a better understanding of human nature. History and the humanities give you insight and appreciation for man’s development, achievements, and blunders. Economics makes clear the forces that will act upon your career.

When people think of aviation, they naturally think of pilots. But pilots are just one cog in the vast human machine that makes aviation work. If it were not for aeronautical and electrical engineers, airframe and powerplant (A&P) and avionics technicians, meteorologists, air traffic controllers, aviation managers at all levels, and a host of others, we wouldn’t need pilots (and the others wouldn’t be needed if there were no pilots). These are all viable, rewarding aviation careers, careers for which you can become educated at many colleges and universities.

Those aiming for the cockpit should never forget that a failed medical (or a failed airline) can terminate a flying career without notice. This is another reason pilots should know more than just how to fly. If you don’t have a degree, your career options are limited. But if you’ve been educated as a manager, engineer, or technician, you have career alternatives that will enable you to survive professionally and, perhaps, maintain your aviation “connection.”

Colleges Degree Programs

Aviation education’s diversity is further expanded at four-year institutions. Most state-supported universities have aviation degree programs, and so do many private institutions. A number of the larger universities that are either dedicated to aviation education, such as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, or those with dedicated aviation departments, such as the University of North Dakota’s Center for Aerospace Sciences, are on the cutting edge of training and research.

“Today’s students will be flying hypersonic aerospace planes at the turn of the century, and how we teach them to fly today must be different from the methods we used 10 years ago,” says UND Aerospaces John Odegard. Part of that training will include flight physiology, which will take place in the school’s hypobaric chamber. Putting college training in perspective, Odegard says, “We teach to what the requirements will be, not what they are, and we don’t train pilots, we educate aerospace professionals.”

The only prerequisite for the independent study bachelor’s of science degree in Aviation Business Management, says Pettit, is a high school diploma. When students apply for either degree program, they are assigned a counselor who works with them from acceptance until graduation. Each independent study course carries three hours of credit. Students have 15 weeks to complete the course requirement, which includes midterm and final exams that must be proctored by an approved individual (high school principal, military training officer, college professor, and others).
Students can enroll in their next course as soon as they complete the one on which they are currently working, even if it’s before the 15-week limit. If students have questions, their professor is just a phone call, letter, or e-mail away. Although technical training, such as flight, maintenance, or avionics, isn’t available through independent study, this program provides the serious aviation professionals an opportunity to achieve their higher education goals without interfering with employment commitments or family obligations.

Another educational option is attending either a flight school or a two- or four-year college that is affiliated with its opposite number. This affiliation is beneficial to both institutions and students, because it allows the organizations to coordinate their programs and work to their specific strengths, says Skip Everett, president of Sierra Academy of Aeronautics at Oakland, California, which has affiliations with several academic institutions.

Degree candidates learn to fly at Sierra and attend San Francisco’s Golden Gate University, where they can earn a bachelor’s of science degree in Aviation Operations and Management. As with many aviation degree programs, the Sierra/Golden Gate degree program enables students to apply the time and money spent in flight training for college credit. Additionally, students working as flight instructors can apply for internship credit while they work toward their ATP.

Flight school, collegiate, and industry officials agree that for a person to succeed in aviation today, and in the future, he (or she) needs a college degree. The complexity of aviation technology is constantly evolving. Given the rate of change, what’s new technology today will be obsolete in five or 10 years.

How to Select a College

In many ways, selecting a college to attend is like buying a car — especially if you’re making either choice for the first time. The number of choices is overwhelming. In the United States more than 230 two- and four-year colleges offer non-engineering aviation degrees. Many of them offer the same degrees, but no two are alike. Each of them offers a number of similar but variable options to their degree programs, and not all of them offer the same degrees, which makes the selection of the school that’s “just right for you” all the more difficult.

Up front, understand that your chances of finding a school that meets all of your specific needs are slim. As with auto makers, colleges tailor their programs to meet the needs of the greatest number of people, so your goal is to find the schools that best meet your major needs and objectives. Working to this goal ensures that you’ll find that many colleges will meet your educational needs.

Because your education plays such an important part in determining your future, the process of selecting a college or university should be meticulous, thorough, and pragmatic. Before you can find what you want, you must know exactly what you need. In other words, why, exactly, do you want to attend college, and what do you want to learn?

Aviation College Selection List

Why Choose Aviator Aviation College?
  • VETERANS – Chapter 33 & Chapter 30 Benefits for Flight Training. Approved to enroll students for Flight School with Post 9/11 Benefits!
  • Aviator – Participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program
  • F-1 & M-1 VISA Approved for International Students
  • Issued to International Flight Training Students!
  • Classroom Environment
  • All classes taught in our educational center, NOT online
  • MORE Multi-Engine Time
  • A Minimum of 200 Hours Multi-Engine Flight Time!
  • DEDICATED to Your Success as a Pilot
  • Graduate with a Degree, your Pilots Licenses and get Hired!
  • PROFESSIONAL Flight School Instructors
  • All Faculty are Pilots and College Graduates!
  • FOCUSED On Aviation Pilot Training
  • For over 25 years, Flying and Flight Training has been our Passion!
  • Gainful Employment Disclosure

Contact our Recruiting Department today to get detailed information on Aviation Degree in Aeronautical Science.

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Tips on Finding Flight School For Your Flight Training

Tips on Finding Flight School For Your Flight TrainingLearning to fly is a passion for many. To take advantage of aviation’s rewards, you must make sure you get the good, solid information and aviation training that you’ll need to be a safe, confident pilot in the air. One of the most important steps in that process is finding the right flight school.

Visiting Flight School

You are only as good as the foundation you create. Before beginning any sort of flight training you really need to do some homework on flight schools you would like to attend. As suggested and recommended by many,
the best way to ‘interview’ any potential flight school is to visit the school in person. Talk with the instructors and students, and then most importantly ask to see the maintenance hangar. What you see in the hangar is most likely an accurate clue to how the company is run. Is the hangar clean/ picked up? Do the mechanics take pride in their jobs? If you are comfortable with what you have discovered, then move forward.

FAA Regulated Part 141 Flight Schools

The flight schools that operate under FAA Regulations Part 141 should be given high consideration.
Flight schools come in two flavors, Part 61 and Part 141, which refer to the parts of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) under which they operate. The most common and least important distinction between them is the minimum flight time required for the private pilot certificate (sometimes called a pilot license)—40 hours under Part 61, and 35 hours under Part 141.

Considering that the national average for earning a private pilot certificate is 60-75 hours (how long you’ll take will depend on your ability and flying frequency), this difference isn’t important for initial pilot training. It does make a difference to commercial pilot applicants: Part 61 requires 250 hours, and Part 141 requires 190.

What differentiates the two is structure and accountability. Part 141 schools are periodically audited by the FAA and must have detailed, FAA-approved course outlines and meet student pilot performance rates. Part 61 schools don’t have the same paperwork and accountability requirements.

Learning under Part 61 rules can often give students the flexibility to rearrange flying lesson content and sequence to meet their needs, which can be of benefit to part-time students. Many Part 141 schools also train students under Part 61 rules.

Flight School Instructors Evaluation

A good flight instructor is important because your life will depend on what he or she teaches you. Don’t hesitate to ask questions about the training and experience of the flight instructors. You might ask what the average flight time is and what the pass/fail rate is among the instructors. (A pass rate of 100 percent doesn’t indicate good instruction.) You might also talk to some of the other students at the school to ask about their flight instructors.
Your primary instructor should be at least a certificated flight instructor (CFI). Ensure that your instrument instructor has an instrument instructor rating (CFII). Instrument training received from a non-rated instructor can cause problems when it comes to meeting FAA requirements.

A good way to get acquainted with your flight instructor is to take an introductory flying lesson (not just a demonstration ride). During your lesson, assess your instructor’s attitude. Only you can determine what personality best fits yours, but you want an instructor who expects perfection, who will work with you until it’s achieved, and who cares about you as a person as well as a student.

Networking

AOPA Flight Training magazine has prepared the following general guidance information. It is intended as an aid for anyone interested in learning to fly and for selecting the aviation training organization that will meet the individual’s specific needs. Without any aviation experience on which to base your decision, selecting a good flight school can be a formidable task. Aviation is procedural and not well suited to impatience. Whether you’re flying an airplane or picking a school, making rash, hurried decisions can have negative consequences. Checklists are an aviation mainstay that ensure all procedures are accomplished and, therefore, make for safe flights. This same procedure can be applied to selecting a good flight school. Another way to educate yourself on aviation industry and get a professional opinion is to talk to pilots or visit their blogs.

Cost

Compared with most of your current activities, learning to fly and earning your pilot certificate (sometimes called a pilot license) may be expensive. But remember, you’re investing in your education, in skills that will open new worlds and opportunities. Flying is an activity of purpose, productivity, and pleasure. It’s also a never-ending learning process and as with all education, your initial pilot training provides the foundation for all that will follow.

Aviation Degree

Aviation colleges typically offer certification programs as well as a degree oriented programs. Degrees are available at the associate’, bachelor’s and masters level, and are typically given in the sciences. Which degrees are being offered typically depends on the job being pursued and/or the college.

For students interested in flying, an associates degree is the way to go because it’s the minimum most airlines look for when hiring. While you’ll need to complete at least 250 hours in-flight, the Aviation major also includes classroom instruction in FAA regulations, aviation meteorology, aircraft operations and more. Associates degrees are also available for students who prefer to stay on the ground with careers in air traffic control and airport management.

Some professions legally require certification, which is usually granted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Most jobs in the field of aviation do not require a degree, but many employers prefer to hire applicants who have completed some form of higher education.

Flight Schools In Florida

Location is very important when you are looking for a flight training school. Florida is a great place to earn your wings. The moderate and mild climate makes flight training a pleasure. The good weather allows you to log more flying hours faster, get your degree quicker and be on the way sooner to your new aviation career. Ft. Pierce is a small city with friendly people – without congested traffic on the ground or in the air.

Before spending thousands of dollars on your college education and flight training, we recommend you come and visit us here at the Aviator. The tour will consist of visiting with our flight instructors and students, a tour of the maintenance facility, the airplanes and our housing. We will also schedule for you to ride along on one of our training flights.

For further information and to make reservations, please feel free to contact Admissions at 772-466-4822.

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Degree in Aviation

Degree in AviationIf you look for more then just a certificate then doing your flight training with a college is something to consider. Many flight colleges in USA offer degrees such as bachelor of aviation science or associates of aviation science. Stand alone these degrees do not qualify for any profession without your commercial pilot license (CPL) but make a good starting point if you want to do a masters degree in aviation. Also they look very good on your resume and may be a door opener when applying for a job.

Many airlines, especially in the United States, prefer applicants with a college degree. So why not let your flight training build up college credit and earn a degree?

Also already trained pilots can do an aviation degree program with a college. Depending on the college they may credit your flight time and certificates towards a degree. Usually you don’t get full credit (as if you had done the flying with the college), but it may still be a money saver as flying with some colleges are more expensive then the average flight school. However some colleges require you to do at least two or more certificates and/or ratings with them to qualify for a degree.

For already trained pilots some of the classes you have to do are pure repetition as they are meant for pilot students enrolled in the degree program. You still have to take them to get the needed credits to graduate.

An aviation degree is a good cost efficient alternative to doing any other college degree first and then start flying like many students do today. You save time by doing the flight training while you work on a degree. At the same time you save money as the flight training build credit. Applying to colleges and universities is no easy task, even for American students. International students may have to gather different documents in order to apply for a degree in aviation since you are from a foreign country. Deciding when and how to apply for a degree in aviation is very important and should not be put off. So what exactly are the steps how to apply for a degree in aviation?

First off, decide what aviation college or university you would like to study at. Important considerations include location, aviation degree program, housing and financial aid offered. International students can now apply to colleges and universities in a variety of ways. Many colleges and universities have applications online.
If you’re deciding when and how to apply for a degree in aviation, start browsing through aviation colleges and universities on the internet. Check out their admissions requirements and their aviation degree programs.

Aviation College Degree Programs at Aviator College

Our Aeronautical Science Program includes 565 flight hours and more multi-engine time than any other college or flight school. NO FTDs (Simulators) are used towards flight time requirements. Our large multi-engine fleet is equipped with Garmin 430s, and ASPEN EFIS is being introduced.

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Enrolling at Aviator College is a five step process:

1. It is highly recommended candidates visit the college and complete an interview with Admissions. Click on the “Schedule a Visit” tab at the top of the page.

2. Complete the Online Application & Deposit Form, Your deposit will be held on your student account and will secure your enrollment date.

3. All students submit a $500.00 deposit.

4. International students will be issued the I-20 upon receipt of the online application & deposit form. There is an additional $500 deposit for visa processing. Your I-20 will be issued. When you receive the I-20, please take it to the U.S. Embassy in your country for approval. Please inform the school of your arrival date and flight information two weeks prior to arrival. A school representative will meet you at the airport to welcome you to the USA and Aviator College.Remember we must have a complete physical address in order to have a courier service deliver the I-20.

5. Submit all required eligibility documentation including, an “official transcript” stamped, sealed and sent directly from all colleges attended, copies of any pilot certificates received, college entrance examination scores (ACT, SAT, CLAST or equivalent), TOFEL scores (if required), a 500 word essay entitled “Why I Want To Be A Pilot” and any material that will help the registrars office determine eligibility for enrollment and transfer credit. Note you may send an unofficial transcript for planning purposes, however the college must have an official transcript on file before the start of classes. You may email, fax or mail these documents.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Aviator College at 772-672-8222 or online.

IMPORTANT! Arrive at the Campus early enough allow time for the following before classes start.

  • Register for classes for the current semester
  • Make tuition payment for the classes registered for
  • Complete and sign the Enrollment Agreement and Housing Lease Agreement
  • Read and sign for acceptance of the College Catalog containing the policies of the College
  • Complete the Transportation Safety Administration information file, including the online test
  • Receive an identification badge to access the airport property

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