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How Long Does it Take to Get a Pilot’s License?

Depending on what education you pursue to earn a pilot’s license, the timeline can vary. You can attend a flight school, such as our FLT aviation school located in Utah, or earn a Bachelor of Science degree in an aviation or professional pilot field as part of your pilot’s education. Let’s break down how long…
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Pilot Demand Forecast 2022

Travel Weekly recently reported that due to early retirement incentives offered in 2020, the supply of pilots could no longer meet demand. So, what does that mean for 2022?  As more people return to the skies for travel, the demand for pilots has increased. Commercial airlines predict they’ll have pre-pandemic flight schedules in 2022 and…
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What to Expect During Your Flight Training

Like any career move, the decision to enroll in flight school isn’t one to be taken lightly. Each student must be entirely committed and all-in from day one. Whether or not the program is accelerated proper attention needs to be paid during every moment of instruction. In order to encourage greater success while instilling confidence…
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Top 5 Commercial Flying Myths Debunked

Turns out fear of flying has a name, aviophobia, and affects up to 1 in 20 people in the country. Given that the average commercial flight carries no less than 39 passengers, one could expect about two passengers per flight to be experiencing crippling anxiety while in the air. The role of a commercial pilot…

The Evolution of Aircraft

In 1776, the U.S. Constitution was ratified and our nation was officially born. At that time, the population of our country was around 2.5 million. Many would be surprised to know that currently, the U.S. sends over 2.6 million passengers into the sky on one of over 40,000 flights, every single day. More people are…
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Women in Aviation

On January 3, 1921, one of America’s most famous pilots, Amelia Earhart, took her first flying lesson. After just six months, she purchased a second-hand Kinner Airster biplane for $2,000— the equivalent of about $30,000 today— and took to the skies. Over a decade later, now with an updated Lockheed Vega 5B  aircraft, this aviator…
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Learning to Fly on SportCruiser Aircraft

The Best Tools for Our Students Obtaining a pilot certification isn’t as much about the day of your checkride as it is about the journey. When undergoing flight training, a student will gain a number of insights and skills that can continue to make an impact long into their future— and a large part of…
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Tried and Tested: An Overview of Aircraft Ratings

When children are asked what they want to be when they grow up, firefighters, astronauts, athletes, and pilots are usually among the most popular answers. When the first pair of walkie-talkies is gifted, parents often begin hearing mumblings of aviation language around the house, with words such as ‘roger’, ‘copy’, or ‘over and out’. As…
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Career Paths for Commercially-Licensed Pilots

The ability to fly aircraft has been a venerated skill since the first plane was invented in 1903. After the first functional planes emerged, flight technology was quickly improved, aiding worldwide military efforts and creating the industry of commercial air travel. Now, possessing a pilot’s license can open a number of gainful doors for aircraft…
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FLT Academy Is Dedicated to Putting Safety First

Operating an aircraft is a large responsibility that carries tremendous benefits, as well as substantial risks if taken lightly. There are lives involved in every flight which means safety must always come first. FLT Academy consistently demonstrates excellence in safety by adhering to the following strategies. Meeting FAA Safety Requirements The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)…
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