Indra Pratama – New Commercial Pilot School Graduate

Congratulations Indra Pratama

Indra Pratama CPL graduate

New Commercial Pilot License Holder

Congratulations Indra on completing your commercial pilot training and receiving your official FAA commercial pilot certificate.

Keep persevering towards your dreams !

Date: 12-13-2014

Pilot Certificate: FAA commercial pilot license(CPL)-

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New Commercial Pilot School Graduate Katherine Odell

New FAA CPL Certificate Holder- Katherine Odell

commercial pilot school graduate Katherine Odell

Congratulations to one of our latest Commercial Pilot School Graduate’s, Katherine Odell.

Great job Katherine on finishing your CPL training and ultimately receiving your official FAA commercial pilot certificate.

 

Katherine is seen in this picture with her certified flight instructor(CFI) – Dwayne Quick

Date- 12-13-2014

Pilot License – FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate

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NEW Instrument Rating Pilot School Graduate Đức Ngô Trung

Epic Flight Academy’s Latest IR student pilot graduate-  Đức Ngô Trung

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Congratulations Đức Ngô Trung on completing the FAA instrument rating course and receiving your FAA instrument rating certificate. Excellent work !

Đức Ngô Trung is seen in this picture with his CFI- Hall Maskiell

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Type of Pilot License: FAA Instrument Rating Certificate

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New CPL Graduate Melissa Gonzalez

FAA CPL Pilot School Graduate- Melissa Gonzalez

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Epic Flight Academy’s Newest Commercial Pilot School Graduate- Melissa Gonzalez

Great work Melissa on successfully completing our accelerated commercial pilot license program. You are now the proud owner of a FAA commercial pilot license allowing you to get started with your professional pilot career almost immediately!

Congratulations Melissa!

Date: 11/05/2014

Type of Pilot License: FAA Commercial Pilot Rating

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Types of Pilot Licenses and Pilot License Requirements

Types of FAA Pilot License Certificates

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When making the decision to go for a pilot license to become a pilot, there are a great number of factors that you should take into consideration before starting the journey to becoming a pilot. The entire process involves a considerable amount of money, effort, and time being invested by the student pilot and should not be taken lightly.

If you decide to go for a more advanced pilot license like the CPL or ATP, the the amount of time, money, and effort increases substantially. Hence, it is important that you take this decision of which type of pilot license you would like to obtain with great care. Every candidate wants to be sure that they are making the best decision while receiving  their money’s worth in professional pilot training. Therefore, looking for the deal that is the cheapest is usually not the ideal option when it comes to selecting the best flight school or certified flight instructor for your pilot training.

All that you want to make sure is that you are able to learn quality skills while completing the pilot training in the shortest amount of time and for the cheapest amount of money as possible. Getting a pilot license requires mandatory flight hours of varied flying experience, with each type of pilot license having different prerequisites that need to be met before going for the pilot license exam and check ride.

Please read on to find out more about the FAA requirements for each type of FAA pilot certificate .

student pilots Student Pilot License-

This is the very first type of pilot license you will receive in order to be able to start flight training.

The requirements to get a a student pilot license are as follows-

– At least 16 years old, 14 for balloon pilots, and glider pilots.

– Be able to speak and understand the English language fluently.

– You have to also go to an FAA approved medical examiner to receive a FAA medical certificate stating that you are fit to fly.

 

fly-a-plane-private pilot licensePrivate Pilot License-

The very first pilot license that you will be working towards is the FAA private pilot license certificate.

There are several different types of pilot licenses under the GA pilot license classification. Recreational pilot license, sport pilot license, glider pilot license, and the full blown private pilot license certificate.Each type of GA pilot license has different criteria that have to be met before receiving any variation of the private pilot license a.k.a. GA pilot license.

Private Pilot License Requirements-

– 16 for gliders and 17 years old for engine powered airplanes

– At least 35-40 hours of varied flight training. Most student pilots train for upwards of 60+ hours.

– Pass the FAA medical and eye exams-

– Pass the FAA written knowledge exams

– Pass the FAA check ride.

– CFI endorsed log book and letter of certification.

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commercial pilot schoolCommercial Pilot License Requirements-

In order for you to become a full-fledged commercial pilot you must satisfy the following FAA Requirements

1. To be eligible as a commercial pilot you must be at least eighteen years old.

2. You must be literate and speak fluent English in order to pass a written, oral examination, and communicate with airport towers.

3. You must have attained at least a license in private piloting or full-filled the requirements in FAR 61.73 list of requirements.

4. Another requirement is that you must pass both the FAA knowledge / practical test and Check ride. The flight instructor must also have certified the applicant as being prepared to take the knowledge test based on class rating and air craft category they are seeking, according to FAR 61.125.

5. One must have completed a minimum of either 190 or 250 flight hours of varied flight experience depending on the set of FAA regulations he/she has applied under, Part 61 or Part 141.

6. Holding at least a second class FAA medical certificate.

7. You must have a pilot log book endorsed by an FAA certified flight instructor.

Single Engine and Multi Engine commercial pilot license requirements

There are several different types of commercial pilot licenses that you can obtain from the FAA. There is the single engine commercial pilot license and a multi-engine/landing commercial pilot license. Most CPL training courses usually include Instrument rating courses so the CPL can fly above clouds, at night, and/or during inclement weather. Most CPL holders also go for their CFI, CFII, and MEI instructor pilot ratings along with their CPL as they can immediately start a pilot career by being  able to train student pilots while gaining more flight time towards their ATP pilot license.  These are the different variations of CPL certificates that a pilot can obtain according to their specific piloting goals from a FAA commercial flight school.

You must achieve the following FAA CPL requirements:

Commercial Single Engine Pilot License

1. One must log 250 hours of flight time

2. An applicant must also spend about 100 flight hours in a powered aircraft whereby 50 hours must be done in a single engine airplane.

3. At least 100 hours of flight time piloting in command which contains 50 hours in a single engine aircraft and 50 hours over a cross country flight about the same engine aircraft.

4. Another necessity is that you simply do at least 20 hours within the various aspects of IR, VFR, and varied flight operations, including:

At the very least 10 hours of airplane instruments training, of which,  five hours needs to be completed in a single engine airplane

At the very least 10 hours of learning in an airplane that has retractable landing gears, flaps, along with a controlled frequency propeller or an airplane that is wind turbine powered.

At the least 2 hours of flight in the cross-country flight under VFR conditions which might be:

At the very least 100 nautical miles in the straight range distance by point associated with departure.

At least 2 hours of flight in the cross-country flight under VFR nights conditions that contain a long distance of 100 nautical miles covered in the straight range from stage of departure.

5. You should also do more than 10 hours of solo flights in a single engine airplane consisting of not less than 300 nautical miles covered in a cross-country flight and 5 hours in VFR night conditions, and 10 successful take-offs and landings in flight pattern at an airport that has an FAA controlled tower.

CMEL- multi engine commercial pilot licenseCommercial Multi Engine Pilot License-

A Commercial pilot multi-engine rating applies to a FAA commercial pilot license certificate that requires a private pilot airplane rating, commercial single engine  airplane rating, instrument rating, and a multi-engine class rating in order to receive the CMEL (Commercial Multi-Engine Landing). The multi engine commercial pilot license requires that each candidate log at least 250 hours of varied flight time, including the following types of varied flight time-

– 100 flight hours in powered aircraft. 50 of the flight hours need to be in an engine powered airplane.

– 100  flight hours hours as pilot-in-command (PIC), including— 50 hours in airplanes, 50 hours in cross-country flight hours with at least 10 hours being flown in an engine powered airplane.

– 20 hours of flight training on the areas of operation listed in FARs §61.127(b)(2) — 10 hours of instrument rating(IR) pilot training with use of view obstruction device while executing pilot training for- altitude instrument flying, partial flight deck panel skills, recovery from unusual flight altitudes and conditions, and tracking navigational systems. At least 5 out of the 10 flight training hours must  be completed in a multi-engine airplane;

-10 hours of flight training in a multi-engine airplane. The dual engine aircraft should  either have a retractable landing gear,  flaps,  remote pitch propellers, or is run by jet turbines.

– Must complete a 2hr. cross country flight in a multi-engine aircraft in the day time. This CMEL requirement makes the student pilot fly 100 plus miles from their departure location.

– Must complete a  2hr. cross country flight in a multi-engine aircraft  at night. This CMEL requirement makes the student pilot fly 100 miles from their point of departure while doing so at night.

– The student pilot must complete 3+ hours of flight training time with their CFI in preparation for the CPL FAA tests and CPL check ride. These 3 hours have to be done within 60 days before taking the CPL/CMEL exams and check ride.

– The CPL candidate must also complete 10 hours of solo flight  training time in a multi-engine aircraft or 10 hours of PIC flight training time in a multi-engine aircraft with a certified flight instructor and in compliance with FAA  §61.127, including-

-A 300 nautical mile cross-country flight. This flight training requirement requires that the student pilot executes 3 landings; and

–  CMEL student pilots also need to conduct 5 hours of flight training at night in VFR conditions. This flight training mission requires that the student pilot  executes 10 takeoffs and 10 landings in flight traffic patterns at an airport with a FAA tower.

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The last type of pilot license or pilot certificate is the  coveted “Airline Transport Pilot License”-

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ATP Pilot License Eligibility Requirements-

In order to qualify to become an airline transport pilot, a person must:

– Be at least 21-23 years of age.

– For ATP candidates that are 23 years old- Please refer to FARs §§61.159, 61.161, or 61.163,

– For ATP candidates that are 21 years old- Please refer to FARs §61.160

– The ATP candidate must be able to read, write, and speak the English language fluently.

– The airline transport certificate candidate must be presentable, professional, and display strong moral character.

The ATP certificate candidate must meet the following criteria-

– Candidate must have a Commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating.

– If the ATP candidate was in the military, refer to FARs§61.73 for Military pilots, their experience, and requirements needed to obtain an airline transport pilot license.

– Foreign ATP certificate holders; the ATP certificate must have been issued through a country that has pilot training programs and governing bodies that are approved by the International Civil Aviation, of which, the ATP can have no geographical limits.

– All ATP candidates must complete all of their flight training;  ground school, mandatory flight training hours, aircraft type ratings courses, IR/ME ratings, and receive their ATP graduation certificates from an FAA approved flight school as specified in §61.156 before they can schedule the FAA knowledge test.

– Pass all FAA knowledge tests according to FARs §61.155(c)

– Pass all of the related FAA practical tests on the flight operation listed in §61.157(e).

– The ATP candidate must also pass the FAA medical/EYE exams to receive a 1st Class FAA medical certificate clearing them to fly as an airline transport pilot.

Dual ATP and EASA Pilot Training Course-

Epic Flight Academy offers a unique program for student pilots who want to to become FAA/EASA dual certified. This program is approved by the EASA and allows the student pilot to complete the majority of their flight training, ratings, ground training, additional flight hours, and airline training all in one  multi engine commercial pilot training program. After the student pilot graduates from the dual FAA/EASA commercial pilot program then all they have to do is take a quick EASA Instrument Rating Conversion Course to complete the entire  FAA/EASA flight training program. Once complete, the student pilot can fly almost anywhere  in the world as a professional pilot.

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About our US Flight School-

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Epic Flight Academy-  international flight academy that has been training pilots from all across the globe for over 15 years. Specializing in accelerated pilot training programs at our FAA approved flight school USA: private pilot licenses (PPL), commercial pilot licenses (CPL), Instrument Ratings(IR) and ME ratings, certified flight instructors (CFI, CFII, MEI), and airline transport pilot licenses (ATP).
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Commercial Airline Pilot Career Flight Training Program with Epic Flight Academy

Commercial Pilot Career and Commercial Airline Pilot Job Placement

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US Flight School, Epic Flight Academy, Joins ExpressJet’s “Airline Pilot Pathway Program(AP3)” for New Pilot Career Placement.

Epic Flight Academy Announces Latest Deal With ExpressJet, Takes Part in Pilot Career Placement Program for New Flight School Graduates.

ExpressJet, a US Regional Airline, has recently welcomed Epic Flight Academy to their new and exclusive airline pilot placement program (AP3). The AP3 program is Expressjet’s latest pilot career placement program that allows newly graduated multi-engine rated CPL pilots the opportunity to work as a first officer on board their latest line of CRJ and ERJ aircraft, along with a possible interview with Delta Airlines after the pilot has met all ATPL requirements. The AP3 program is only offered by ExpressJet to highly accredited aviation colleges, aerospace universities, and established FAA certified flight schools that have rigorous pilot training standards and impeccable flight safety records.

Commercial Airline Pilot Requirements Needed to Work at ExpressJet

As listed on and according to ExpressJet’s website, are the following employment requirements needed by newly graduated pilots-

  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Must be a current commercial pilot license / MEL certificate holder.
  • Passed the (IR) Instrument rating course.
  • Have a FCC radio license.
  • Pilot holds a CFI, CFII, MEI.
  • Flight Experience and flight hours varies on a per pilot basis, ranging from a minimum of 750 hours all the way up to 1250 hours. The pilot will also need to have a minimum of 100 flight hours flown in the past 12 months unless they are a military pilot, type rated in a corporate jet, or have 121 experience.
  • Preference given to pilots that have graduated from an accredited four year aviation college.
  • Hold a FAA Class 1 Medical Certificate.
  • Be able to pass a complete reference and background check – criminal, fingerprints, Driving history, DOT background, references.
  • Must be able to legally work within the United States.
  • No excessive check ride failures

Commercial Pilot Flight School

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Epic Flight Academy is a 15 year veteran US flight school in Florida that has successfully trained thousands of pilots from all across the globe. They operate one of the most rigid, rigorous, and comprehensive US flight schools for aspiring pilots, offering over 40+ state of the art aircraft for pilots to train in, a large number of highly qualified certified flight instructors that are almost always available to assist with logging FAA required flight training hours, and located at one of the best locations for a flight school to operate from- KEVB Municipal Airport A.K.A.- Jack Bolt in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. (Close to the beach!)

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Part 61 Pilot School versus Part 141 Pilot School

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part 61 and part 141 flight schools

Understanding the different types of pilot licenses along with the criteria of FAA regulations that are required to obtain each type of pilot license will only help you with deciding on which pilot school you should attend.

Are you going for part 61 pilot school or part 141 pilot school?

Don’t worry if you don’t understand these terminologies. Part 61 and part 141 are just parts of the Federal Aviation Regulations, also known as FARs under which pilots operate.

Part 61 Pilot School versus Part 141 Pilot School

To put this in simpler terms, part 61 flight school is basically a flexible approach a potential pilot could take to get their pilot license. Most private pilots tend to choose part 61 flight school training as they are not actively seeking a career as a commercial airline pilot and do not need to go through an accelerated pilot license training course. Part 61 pilot schools offer student pilots the opportunity to choose their own FAA approved flight instructor, instructors are allowed to modify flight training programs to match each individual student pilot personal goals, and allow student pilots to theoretically learn at their own pace. Some of the down sides to attending part 61 pilot training schools  is that they are typically less organized, have fewer flight instructors to choose from, and student pilots usually have to obtain more flight training hours before they can receive their FAA approved pilot license.

Private Pilot Licenses and Commercial Pilot Licenses

Part 141 flight schools or part 141 pilot training programs usually offer a much more rigid, rigorous, and structured approach for their new student pilots to train by. Some of the benefits of taking the part 141 pilot license training program approach would be that you can receive your private pilot license in a shorter amount of time than it would if you chose to take the part 61 pilot training course.

Now, the only distinction between the two is the minimum number of hours required for a private pilot license to be issued with a certificate. Part 61 needs 40 hours as it is a more relaxed method of getting a pilot license, while part 141 needs 35 hours as it is a much more consistent pilot training option than that of the part 61.

Commercial Airline Pilot Training Programs

If and when a student pilot wants to become a commercial airline pilot or take on becoming a professional pilot as a career, they would more than likely be taking the part 141 pilot training program option, though a student pilot could still go ahead with the part 61 training  program if that’s the route they want to take. The difference in the flight hours needed to get a commercial airline pilot license for both the part 61 and part 141  is not very significant; Part 61 requires 250 hours of flight training while the part 141 requires only 190 hours of flight training.

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