Academy of Aviation Flight School - Integrated Commercial Course

Academy of Aviation Flight School - Commercial Course

Go all the way in your pilot certification.

Become an Airline Pilot

Call our Admissions Team or fill out our online form to enroll.

Online Admissions Form
Course Options and and Pricing
Admissions Phone: (508) 784-7174

There are basically TWO training routes to becoming an airline pilot:

Option 1:

Zero Experience to Commercial Pilot Course - Once you complete this training you can rent aircraft to "build time," meaning continuing flying to meet the minimum hiring requirements to be eligible for hire as a First Officer with an airline; a total of 1500 logged hours. As you can see, when you complete this course you will have logged almost 140 hours but you have a ways to go for logging 1500 total.

Option 2:

Zero Experience to Flight Instructor to Airline Pilot Course - This is the typical route for most students. Become a Flight Instructor and earn money while teaching and logging hours for free to attain that 1500 total.



The Integrated Commercial Course is for students who already know that they want to go all the way in their pilot certification. You will finish the course with a Commercial Pilot License with Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings and enough multi-engine time and real world experience to make you competitive in the demanding commercial pilot market. This increases your chances of gaining employment.

A special training program will be created for you based on your specific post-certification goals and your financial requirements. Financing is available for many applicants and we are working closely with the lending banks to secure the best options for your loans.

As all students of AOA, participants in the Integrated Commercial Course can get personal coaching and advice from many of our former students and instructors who are now flying successfully for major airlines around the world. Starting a successful pilot career takes more than learning to fly an airplane and we ensure that students who want to achieve their goals in commercial aviation are fully prepared to meet the challenges of the aviation industry.




Option 1: US Citizens/Permanent Residents: Become an Airline Pilot, PPL IR CMEL

Zero Experience to Commercial Pilot Course - Once you complete this training you can rent aircraft to "build time," meaning continuing flying to meet the minimum hiring requirements to be eligible for hire as a First Officer with an airline; a total of 1500 logged hours. As you can see, when you complete this course you will have logged almost 140 hours but you have a ways to go for logging 1500 total.



Private Pilot Course/Hours

Private Pilot Course Hours
Flight DA-20 Dual w/ Instructor 30
Flight Solo DA-20 5
Pre & Post Briefing 6
One on One Ground Instruction 9

Instrument Rating Course/Hours

Instrument Rating Course Hours
Simulator RedBird Dual w/ Instructor 14
Flight C172 Dual w/ Instructor 24
Pre & Post Briefing 5
One on One Ground Instruction 5

Commercial Multi Engine Course/Hours

Commercial Multi Engine Course Hours
Flight DA-20 Dual w/ Instructor 3
Shared Time Building DA-20 32.5
Flight DA-42 Dual Multi Engine w/ Instructor 30
Pre & Post Briefing 7
One on One Ground Instruction 3



Option 2: US Citizens/Permanent Residents: Become an Airline Pilot, PPL IR CSEL CFI

Zero Experience to Flight Instructor to Airline Pilot Course - This is the typical route for most students. Become a Flight Instructor and earn money while teaching and logging hours for free to attain that 1500 total.



Private Pilot Course/Hours

Private Pilot Course Hours
Flight DA-20 Dual w/ Instructor 30
Flight Solo DA-20 5
Pre & Post Briefing 6
One on One Ground Instruction 9

Instrument Rating Course/Hours

Instrument Rating Course Hours
Simulator RedBird Dual w/ Instructor 14
Flight C172 Dual w/ Instructor 24
Pre & Post Briefing 5
One on One Ground Instruction 5

Commercial Single Engine Course/Hours

Commercial Single Engine Course Hours
Simulator RedBird Dual w/ Instructor 2
Flight Solo C172 G1000 12
Shared Time Building DA-20 20.5
Flight C172 G1000 Dual w/ Instructor 33
Pre & Post Briefing 5
One on One Ground Instruction 5

CFI/Hours

CFI Hours
Flight DA-20 Dual w/ Instructor 10
Pre & Post Briefing 2
One on One Ground Instruction 28


Exactly How to Become a Pilot Checklist

Step 1: Research Flight Schools

Reach out to Admissions Departments for flight schools near you. Compare safety record, type of aircraft and equipment used for training, weather, ratio of flight instructors to students, part 141 vs 61 training, etc. Once you've gathered information, Contact AoA Admissions┬╗ for comparison and guidance on how to become a pilot according to your aviation goals.

Step 2: Take an Introductory Training Flight Lesson or Observation Flight

Take an observation "backseat" flight or an introductory training flight lesson, typically called a Discovery Flight. Experience the training, aircraft, and quality of instruction a flight school has to offer. Schedule a FREE Backseat Flight with AoA┬╗

Step 3: Complete Your FAA Medical Exam

Pilots must meet basic medical requirements to fly and should apply for the appropriate medical certificate required by the flight school. FAA Medical Exams are performed by an Aeromedical Examiner (AME) deeming you "fit to fly".

Step 4: Begin Flight Training Lessons

Enroll in a Private Pilot Course and get started!

Step 5: FAA Written Knowledge Tests

For each certificate or rating you will be required to take and pass computer-based FAA knowledge tests. To be eligible for each test, you must receive an endorsement from your flight instructor and pass exams with a minimum score of 70%.

Step 6: Pass "Checkride" Practical Exam

The final step in earning any FAA certificate is to take a practical exam, called a checkride, with a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE). This exam consists of both an oral and a flight portion to put both your knowledge and flight skills to the test. The DPE will let you know immediately following your exam if you have passed or your retake options.

What Can I Expect During and After My Training

Academy of Aviation Programs provide students with everything needed to go from "First Flight to First Officer," including job placement support with our partner airlines. Training starts with your Private Pilot License, and advances through your Instrument Rating and your Commercial Pilot License. You will gain valuable and practical experience as a flight instructor, allowing you to advance to the airlines rapidly while earning an income from your Commercial License.
Professional Pilots Are Needed Now. The airlines need qualified pilots for high-salary union pilot positions. In 2018, Boeing estimated a worldwide need for 790,000 new pilots per year for 20 years.

Key Features about Academy of Aviation:
•We offer a rapid acceleration through all aspects of your training. You will progress quickly without compromising efficiency or safety.
•Our flight school prides itself in offering flexible scheduling for customers with a busy schedule.
•FAA Aproved maintenance facility.
•FAA Pilot Exminer on staff.
•FAA Approved Written Testing Center.
•Veteran Affairs Approved Training Center.
•We are a TSA Approved International Academy.

Some reasons for choosing career pilot Integrated Commercial course:
•Fast progress through the pilot certification path. Know exactly what you need and how you will progress through your flight training.
•Current and marketable experience at the point of getting your Commercial License.
•Financing options.

What AOA offers to your advantage:
•FAA Part 141 (Farmingdale and White Plains locations) - lower minimum hours required.
•New technology G1000 equipped airplanes - immediately ready for the new crop of glass cockpit airplanes.
•Best rates for your multi-engine hours.
•JFK Air Traffic Control - practical skills to meet the demands of any airspace in the world.
•Always available and well serviced airplanes.






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