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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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What Does It Take to Become a Licensed Pilot

The ability to pilot an aircraft is not only accompanied by the coveted credential and title of “aircraft pilot,” but also a number of valuable skills, and in many cases, the potential for a stable, rewarding career. It is no wonder why nearly 127,100 commercial pilots took to the skies in 2019, earning a median…
Ready to start dreaming about your future career? The new year is the perfect time to enroll in flight school.

Start Your New Career by Enrolling in Flight School for 2021

It’s the time of year when many of us start thinking ahead to what’s coming next. As we wind down the month of December in what has been a really strange year, you might be thinking about what is going to be different in 2021. Perhaps you’ve thought about getting a new career, or you…
Flight simulators are a critical part of a pilot’s training, and can help you improve real-world flying skills

Why a Flight Simulator is a Critical Part of Any Flight Training

When it comes to flight training, there is really nothing that can substitute for the experience one gets by going up in an aircraft. Piloting an aircraft safely and knowing how to do it right is actually a matter of life and death, so before a pilot gets behind the controls, there isone type of…
It’s critical to find the right certified flight instructor (CFI) during your flight school.

How to Evaluate if Your Flight School Has Quality Instructors

One of the most important aspects of a flight school is not the aircraft or the tuition costs—it’s the quality of the instruction that you get from real-world pilots. The best flight instructors do far more than just impart book knowledge about how to fly (although they do that too). They help you understand all…
Thinking about becoming a pilot Now is actually a good time to start your flight training.

Is Now a Good Time to Go to Flight School?

There has been a lot in the news recently about the airline industry in the United States. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, billions of people cancelled or never booked flights they would otherwise have taken in normal times. In 2019, the TSA screened about 2.5 million passengers a day on average. After COVID-19…
Financing your flight training school isn’t as difficult as you might think. Here are some options.

How to Pay for Flight Training School

Do you have a dream of become a pilot, but you’re not exactly sure how to pay for your training? You’re not alone. Flying a plane, whether for fun or as a profession, is a lot of fun and can be a very fulfilling pastime or career. It’s also expensive to learn how to fly…
Touring a flight school is a great opportunity to see it up close and get your questions answered.

Questions to Ask When Touring a Flight School

After deciding that you are interested in attending flight school for your pilot’s license, one of the most important things you will do is determine which program you want to attend and tour the flight school. As you take your tour, here are some important questions to ask. 1: What is your instructor-to-student ratio? There…
Use these four factors to determine which flight training program is right for you.

4 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Flight School

There are a lot of flight schools to choose from, whether you are hoping to turn your aviation training into a career, or you simply want to learn to fly your own aircraft. One of the most important decisions you will make is which training program is right for you. Choosing the right program includes…
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