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F-1 Visa Commercial Pilot plus Flight Instructor Program

Offering a work opportunity as a US Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) upon successful completion of the program.
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Academy of Aviation

Option 1:
Private Pilot to Certified Flight Instructor Program with 12-month paid Flight Instructor Position

Certificates and Ratings earned:
Private Pilot
Instrument Rating
Commercial Single Engine
Commercial Multi Engine
Certified Flight Instructor


Option 2:
Private Pilot to Multi Engine Flight Instructor Program with 23-month paid Flight Instructor Position

Certificates and Ratings earned:
Private Pilot
Instrument Rating
Commercial Single Engine
Commercial Multi Engine
Certified Flight Instructor
Certified Instrument Instructor
Multi Engine Instructor

Academy of Aviation

*Students with a foreign PPL (at a maximum) may enter these programs.

International students accepted into this program have the opportunity to make the most of their training compared to any other flight school. Choose from three campuses to conduct your flight training, fly portions of your training at each and gain experience Instructing in different air space. Log the necessary flight hours to meet your Civil Aviation Authority’s requirements while earning a paycheck! Experience working as a Flight Instructor in the United States will make you a more competitive candidate for airline hire.

Monthly orientation is held on the first Tuesday of each month followed by a three day enrollment period. Classroom instruction begins the following Monday of each month. Orientation attendance and successful completion of the enrollment process is mandatory before a student’s immigration record will be made ACTIVE and they can attend classroom instruction.

Duration of the PPL-CFI Program is 12-16 months and the PPL-MEI Program is 18-22 months. Upon successful completion of either program, compliance of all school and immigration rules and regulations during their entire program and Curricular Practical Training and/or Optional Practical Training approval from USCIS the student will be offered a paid Flight Instructor position. A student will receive a maximum approval of up to 12 months paid Flight Instructor position for completion of the PPL-CFI Program and a maximum approval of up to 23 months for completion of the PPL-MEI Program.

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Flight Training Fleet

Cessna 152

Diamond DA-20

Cessna 172 G1000

Diamond DA-42

Locations:

  • Republic Airport (KFRG) in Farmingdale, Long Island, New York is just minutes away from JFK International and Spadaro Airports. Between these two airports, you will have the experience and competence to travel anywhere in the World. Your flight training here will make you capable of (and comfortable with) flying into complex controlled airspace like JFK, and show you what it is like to be landing at an airport where you are the sole arrival and departure of the day. We have 11,000 foot runways and grass strips for you to jumpstart your flight training.

    Also, just minutes to the north, we have mountains and many different types of terrain for you to familiarize yourself with- an integral factor in your comfort level at the controls of an aircraft is knowledge and recognition of your surroundings. We feel this locale is absolutely perfect for everyone- from first time flyers to long time pros.

  • KFRG Map and Directions


  • Westchester County Airport (KHPN) in White Plains, New York is home of a dynamic General Aviation community as well as a focal point for Charters and Business aviation. Your training here will benefit from the exact same conditions that we enjoy in Farmingdale - experience in dense controlled airspace as well as flying to small and large uncontrolled airports just minutes away.

  • KHPN Map and Directions


  • Gastonia Municipal Airport (KAKH) in Charlotte/Gastonia, North Carolina is located just outside of Charlotte in the Piedmont region of central North Carolina, which consists of gently rolling terrain frequently broken by hills, river and creek valleys, and low, isolated mountain ridges. The highest point in Gaston County is King's Pinnacle, a rocky monadnock which sharply rises over 800 feet (240 m) above the city of Gastonia. King's Pinnacle rises 1,690 feet (520 m) above sea level, and is part of Crowders Mountain State Park.

  • KAKH Map and Directions


  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Coming Soon) Stay tuned for information about our brand new location on the southern tip of the east coast.

  • Fort Lauderdale Map and Directions


  • London, England, UK (Coming Soon) Academy of Aviation London information will be coming very soon.

  • London Map and Directions


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