Whether you’re starting out as a wide-eyed student or are thinking of making a career change, becoming a professional pilot is the best way to occupy a thrilling, rewarding and high-paying position. Flying thousands of feet above the ground, chartering passengers or working for commercial operations, you’ll be living a life that others only dream of. First, however, you need to achieve the proper training and licensure to fly for pay. That’s where Inflight Pilot Training comes in.
With our Professional Pilot Program, we can get you certified and in a new job in as little as six months – but that’s not the only reason we think you should work with us to achieve more advanced certifications. Let’s take a look at why you should join Inflight’s Professional Pilot Program today, for a better future tomorrow.
1) Complete All Aspects Of Professional Training At Inflight
There are a lot of steps in the process of becoming a professional pilot, and thankfully, you can do it all under one roof at Inflight. We’ll first help you obtain a private pilot license, which teaches you the basics of proper flying technique and safe operation of an airplane. Next, you’ll move onto an instrument rating, allowing you to fly under poor visual conditions. After enough flight time, you’ll be able to earn a commercial pilot license that allows you to be paid for your flying skills. Finally, we’ll help you achieve flight instructor status, where you actually teach others to fly while simultaneously building up more experience hours for more complex certifications. This can then be applied to the likes of multi-engine, instrument instructor or airline transport pilot (ATP) licenses.
2) We Have The Largest Training Aircraft Fleet In Minnesota
If you’re interested in flying a diverse fleet of aircraft, Inflight has the largest selection of training planes to choose from. You’re free to rent from a pool of 24 airplanes from the top aviation companies in the world, including Beechcraft, Cessna, Cirrus and Piper. All of our airplanes come installed with the latest cockpit technology, including Garmin ADS-B transponders and iPads that provide electronic checklists, live traffic and weather reports. We adhere to strict maintenance and cleaning requirements for our aircraft and include the latest safety equipment with every rental.
3) We Also Have An Advanced Flight Simulator
With one of the industry’s most advanced flight simulators available to students, the Elite PI-135 featuring a Garmin GNS430W simulator, you can gain experience hours in the cockpit for a fraction of the price. For example, a normal instrument flight rating lesson would take up to three hours by traditional means, but can be completed in half the time for half the cost on a simulator. You can use two-and-a-half hours of simulator time toward your private pilot certificate and 10 hours of simulator time toward your instrument rating, speeding up the overall training process.
4) Our Flight Instructors Are The Most Decorated
At Inflight, you’ll find a staff that’s as thrilled to teach you the art of flight as you are to learn it. Our team includes a range of experienced fliers, from bush pilots to major airline captains and almost everyone in between. Nearly all of our instructors carry a certified flight instructor-instrument (CFII) rating, and have a collective 30,000 hours of combined experience in the air. Not only are they experienced, but a large portion are Cirrus qualified as well, meaning they are specially trained to teach students to fly aircraft like the impressive SR20 and SR22, among others.
5) Get On A Fast-Track Toward Commercial Certification
With our instructors on your side, you can complete your pilot training in Minnesota in no time. In just 30 to 52 weeks, you can achieve your commercial pilot and flight instructor certification from Inflight Pilot Training. After this point, it’s a five-day course to achieve your multi-engine rating. Pretty soon, you’ll be qualified for the most complex training programs in the country, including certified flight instructor-instrument ratings and ATP licenses.
6) Gain A College Degree Simultaneously
Recently, Inflight Pilot Training introduced a partnership with the Purdue University Global program. This allows students to complete their bachelor’s or associate’s degree from the comfort of their own home, while pursuing flight training at their local airport. Additionally, the program provides financial support and allows credit transfers of any previously earned certifications or ratings. Since many airlines require a college degree in addition to required flight training, this is particularly helpful for those going on to pursue an ATP license.
7) Pick Your Career Path
At the end of the program, you’ll have the expertise and licensing necessary to start your career. Where will that lead you? You can move on toward your airline transport license so you can fly for companies like Delta, United or American. Or, pick a number of other exciting commercial jobs, including flight instructor, medical pilot or air patrol. With the proper requisites, countless job opportunities are now open to you.
8) Professional Pilots Are In High Demand
Long-term demand for newly qualified pilots remains strong, as 612,000 new pilots are needed to fill vacant positions between 2021-2040. As of right now, there’s no better time to start your career as a professional pilot. The right training is the catalyst you need to leave your desk job and experience the excitement of occupying a prestigious position in the cockpit.
9) See The World Getting Paid For What You Love!
As a newly minted professional pilot, you’ll be occupying some of the most sought-after, thrilling positions in the world. Your desk is in the sky, as you travel the world getting paid to do something that you love. Regardless of if you’re just starting out as a private pilot or you’ve been craving a career change, there’s nothing more rewarding than earning a living by flying miles above the earth.
Are you ready to become a paid, professional pilot? Get in touch with Inflight Pilot Training today!
Now that you know some of the best reasons to join Inflight’s Professional Pilot Program, there’s no need to delay signing up for lessons. You can rest easy knowing that you have access to some of the most experienced instructors in Minnesota, a huge fleet of airplanes and a lesson plan that offers you humongous returns at the finish line. Join the Pro Pilot Program in Minneapolis for a quick, affordable and effective approach to commercial flight training.
Let our skilled instructors elevate your learning experience as you take to the skies. If you’re interested in learning more about Inflight programs, contact us now or call (952) 698-3000.