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Career Course Flight Training (Zero to Hero)

Classes | Zero to Hero Flight Training

What is a Zero to Hero program in flight training?

A Zero to Hero program is an accelerated flight training course designed to take individuals from having little to no flying experience to obtaining a commercial pilot’s license, often in a streamlined and comprehensive manner.

What are the prerequisites for enrolling in a Zero to Hero program?

Candidates must be at least 18 years old, possess an FAA first-class medical certificate, and have a good command of the English language.

How long does it take to complete a Zero to Hero program?

The duration varies, but it typically takes around 12-24 months, depending on the program package selected, student progress, and weather conditions affecting flight availability.

List of Courses in a Zero to Hero Program

Note: The order of these courses may vary based on the specific program package selected. Your flight academy mentor will guide you through the process to help you select the appropriate curriculum.

  • Private Pilot License (PPL)

    Basic flight training introducing students to aircraft controls, navigation, and emergency procedures.

  • Instrument Rating (IR)

    Training on flying solely by reference to instruments, crucial for navigating through adverse weather conditions.

  • Commercial Pilot License (CPL)

    Building on PPL and IR, this phase focuses on refining flying skills, navigation, and decision-making.

  • Multi-Engine Rating (ME)

    Training on handling aircraft with multiple engines, preparing pilots for more complex aircraft.

  • Flight Instructor Rating (CFI)

  • Instrument Flight Instructor Rating (CFII)

What career opportunities are available after completing a Zero to Hero program?

Graduates can pursue various aviation careers, including airline pilot positions, corporate aviation, cargo pilots, flight instruction, and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any written exams during the training?

Yes, students must pass written exams for each phase of training. These exams cover aeronautical knowledge, regulations, and specific topics related to the corresponding license or rating. These written exams are conducted at FAA approved testing centers.

Can I work while undergoing flight training?

Balancing work and flight training can be challenging due to the demanding nature of the program. Many students find it more manageable to dedicate their time fully to the training during the program.

What type of aircraft is used for training?

Training begins with single-engine aircraft and progresses to more complex, multi-engine aircraft as students advance in their training.

Is financial aid available for flight training?

Yes, please take a look at our financing page for finance options.

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More Accelerated Courses

Accelerated courses allow you to meet your flying goals much faster. You will be assigned to a personal Flight Instructor for your course(s). These course options are available in our rental or personal aircraft. 

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