Guest post by Accelerated Flight Training Inc.
Accelerated flight programs can be the most sensible option in terms of both money and time for any candidate wishing to be certified as a pilot.
Many experts in flight training agree that accelerated learning can be effective as long as the training program is designed properly and approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the instructor is well prepared, and the school itself is a reputable one.
This type of training works best when you already have a solid foundation and only need to build extra skills, but you can also learn everything from zero in a fairly short time frame.
However, other than a certificate, the most important thing is that you become a competent pilot and feel confident and safe to fly, so bear that in mind when choosing between accelerated and traditional flight schools.
Accelerated Professional Pilot
With the Accelerated Professional Pilot program, you can learn to fly airplanes professionally and be on your way to an airline career in as little as 16 to 26 weeks, depending on your aviation knowledge.
Your instructors will successfully use the same methods employed by the airlines and the military. This provides you with real world training, so that you don’t just expect to pass the practical test and get your certificate, but achieve much higher, long term goals.
The course explores Flight Instructor and Instrument Flight Instructor ratings, as well as Private, Instrument, and commercial ratings on single and multiengine aircraft. Included in the course price of reputable accelerated flight schools in Texas are not only the required flight and ground instruction, but also a training syllabus approved by the FAA under Part 141, as well as a guaranteed job interview.
Upon completion of your accelerated training, you will become an FAA-rated Commercial Pilot for both single and multiengine aircraft. You will also be FAA-rated as a Certified Flight and Instrument Flight instructor, and you are guaranteed to get a job as a Certified Flight Instructor.
Aircraft and simulator fees
Moreover, all training aircraft is sometimes included in the course fee; if it is not, you may well have to rent an aircraft, with rates ranging from $100 to $400 per hour (somewhat lower for qualifying training programs).
Be sure to check this before booking your training, and also make sure the flight school does have a large fleet of aircraft so that you can learn on the one most suitable for your goals.
Similarly, if the school does not provide all full-motion simulator training included in the course fee, you can expect to pay an extra $50 per hour to use one. Note that with some schools, you may be required to carry renter’s insurance with a minimum Aircraft Damage Liability coverage of $5,000.
Nonetheless, the use of flight simulators in pilot training is very important, especially when the device is FAA approved. What this means is that you can train up to 50 hours in the simulator as required for the FAA Commercial Pilot Airplane certification.