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Part 141

Save time and money with FLT Academy 141 Programs

Courses Offered in Part 141
  • Private Pilot Course 
  • Instrument Rating Course 
  • Commercial Pilot Course
  • Certified Flight Instructor Course
Reasons to Choose Part 141
  • There is potential to save up to 60 hours of flight and instruction time with Part 141.
  • This FAA-regulated program caters to pilots who prefer a more structured, accelerated pilot school environment with reduced hour requirements.
  • Part 141 training is thorough and structured, ideal for a full-time student.
  • Students can train under Part 141 even if they have previously completed their private pilot license or instrument rating under Part 61.

FLT Academy’s full Career-Track program includes the following certifications and licenses:

  • Private pilot license (PPL)
  • Instrument rating (IR)
  • Commercial pilot license (CPL/CSEL)
  • Certified flight instructor (CFI)
  • Commercial Multi-engine Add-On (CMEL)
  • Certified instrument instructor (CFII)
  • Multi-engine instructor (MEI)
What is the main difference between Part 61 and Part 141?

Private pilot certificate minimums:

Part 61 – 40 flight hours
Part 141 – 35 flight hours

Flight Hours for Instrument Rating:

Part 61- 90 flight hours for instrument rating
Part 141- 35 flight hours for instrument rating

Commercial pilot certificate minimums

Part 61 – 250 flight hours total time (includes private and instrument)
Part 141 – 190 flight hours total time (includes private and instrument)

Does Part 61 or Part 141 Better Prepare Pilots for Exams?

Both Part 141 and Part 61 training prepares potential pilots to take FAA tests, whether knowledge or practical. Flight schools offering Part 141 training programs must be FAA-approved with certified lessons, curriculums, materials and stages of training.  Part 141 is more rigid, structured, and thorough – ideal for pilots seeking a career in aviation.

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