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Full Airline Transport Pilot Program

Pullman Students

From Zero to ATPL in only 2 years

Our professional pilot program for the International students is aiming to prepare pilots for a direct entry into airlines right after completion of this course

Program Outline


Our ATPL program is an integrated flight training course from Zero to ICAO Airline Transport Pilot License with Instrument and Multi-engine ratings (CPL/ME/IR), Jet Transition course and Flight Instructor rating.

Quick outline:

  • Over 2500 hours flight time
  • Pilot internship with salary, US and International
  • Full Commercial and Flight Instructor Licenses
  • Option to obtain Airline Transport License
  • Option to build valuable turbine and jet time as US airline intern
  • Guaranteed international airline employment placement
  • Enhanced consulting and visa support
  • 6 months campus accommodation
  • Base cost only $56811.50 USD (plus govern. fees)


The goal of any student pilot is to achieve sufficient flight time and aeronautical experience to become employable by the airlines. However, most airlines require pilots to hold an Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) issued by a recognized ICAO member state. Our Airline Transport Pilot program offers you exactly that: an ability to study from Zero experince to a full ICAO (FAA) Airline Transport Pilot License in less than two years.

The program is unique to our flight training institution. A very few flight training facilities in the World offer a full Airline Transport Pilot License program because it requires at least 1500 hours of flight time in various flight regimes. However, we are able to offer you this program because our FTP is an accredited aeronautical college with a special permission from the ministry of immigration to issue students academic visas (type F-1). Such visa allows our students to study and, after the achievement of CPL and CFI licenses, undergo a structured pilot internship. This internship allows our graduates to build enough flight time to qualify for a full and unrestricted FAA Airline transport Pilot License. More and over, our advanced pilot internship partners are able to offer U.S. and international commercial pilot internship options to all our graduates in order to allow them to continue developing aviation career and widen their aeronautical experience and, concurrently, airline employment prospects. Finally, upon completion of all internships offered to our students, our company offers fully guartanteed comprehensive airline employment placement assistance support for pilots who want to work in the Middle East, S.E. Asia, Central America and Europe.

*Upon completion of the program, qualified graduates will be offered a unique airline internship opportunity in the United States, which will alow them to build over 1000 hours on a regional passenger jet as First Officer.

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Main Advantages of This Program

This flight training program is engineered by our aviation training consultants: current and active airline pilots, flight instructors and other esteemed aviation professionals who have extensive work experience as pilots in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Our consultant are well aware of challenges that a newly-minted commercial pilots face after they complete flight training and, based on their extensive experience, can help our pilots to overcome such obstacles with ease. Therefore, this flight training program is designed with Ten Most Important Advantages in mind:

Intergrated Part-141 Training Curriculum.

Our flight academy is an accredited college and uses a specially accredited Part 141 flight training curriculum. Such curriculum is highly respected by the airlines and, therefore, gives our our student an important advantage when applying for employment anywhere in the world.

US & International Pilot Internships

Students are able to stay and work as flight instructors and being paid, building valuable flight time to achive a target 1500 flight hours and receive their Airline Transport Pilot License. Pilots are also offered advanced internship as international ferry pilots and airline pilots in the United States for two years, while on F-1 visa OPT work permit. Some qualified graduates will be offered an opportunity to extend their internship for additional 18 months and work as airline pilots in the United States (on F-1 visa), gaining additional 1000 hours on a jet.

Fully-accredited College

Our FTP is a fully-accredited aeronautical college. Academic credits earned while studying can be transferred to any other college or university after completion of flight training program, if student wishes to persue advanced degree.

Great Weather All Year Around

Our flight training facilities are located in Florida, United States. Students enjoy a flying weather 365 days a year with very little or no weather-related interruptions. Therefore, our students no issues completing their flight training programs on time.

Around-the-Clock Flight Schedule

Our flight center has over 40 new light training aircraft, including: Cessna 172SP, Piper Cherokee 28, Beech Duchess 76. An in-house team of fully qualified engineers services academy's fleet 7 days a week.

Low Cost of Training

Our program is priced to be extremely competitive on the international aviation trainin market. In fact, we can guarantee you that no other flight training facility offere better value "Airline Employment Ready" program for this price. If you find a lower cost program that offers you this much - we will match it!

U.S. Student Visa Support

Our company provides special enhanced visa support for all international students. Hence, our applicants enjoy a particularly high student visa approval rate.

Employment Guarantee for Graduates

Al our graduates are offered advanced internship and then a conditional employment with Global Air Holdings Ltd (HK). This employment has three main benefits to the pilots: 1) Pilots have an opportunity to continue gaining their flight time through the international cross-country flight experience; 2) pilots get a higher visa approval rates 3) pilots can put this employment as the second professional aviation job in their resumes. Some qualified graduates will be offered an opportunity to extend their internship for additional 18 months and work as airline pilots in the United States (on F-1 visa), gaining additional 1000 hours on a jet.

Airline Placement Support

As mentioned above, our graduates will, effectively, have two guaranteed employments right after they complete the flight training program: flight instructor internship with the Aviator College in the United States and international ferry pilot employment with the Global Air Ferry. Based on these employments, graduates will receive three excellent recommendation letters from Aerocadet, from Aviator College and from Global Air Ferry. These letters could be used as valuable supporting documents when applying for employment with any regional and international airlines.

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As you can see, our FPAP-1 flight training program is not just about the flight training: it's a completely integrated and encompassing educational and career development tool which is imperative for anyone who wants to achieve success in the modern aviation industry and become an airline pilot within the shortest time-frame possible.


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Program Structure & Timeline

This program is structured in such a way, that every segment leads a young pilot to the ultimate goal: employment in the airlines. The program is divided into the following stages:

Stage 1 Enrollment (2-3 months) World

Stage 2 CPL/AMEL/ASEL Course (10 month) USA
Stage 3 CFI/CFII/MEI Course (2 months) USA
Stage 4 CPT Internship (flight instructor) (6 months) USA
Stage 5 OPT Internship (CFI or charter pilot) (12 months) USA

Stage 6A Airline First Officer Jet Internship (18 months) USA
Stage 6B Structured internship International (18 months) HK
Stage 7 Airline Employment Placement Assis. (unlimited) World


Total duration of the program is approximately two and a half years, not including optional internships, which take another 18 months. All stages of flight training are conducted in the United States to a very high standard by an accredited college. After the completion of flight training, student will be offered internship as a flight instructor and an ability to build a very important to career development flight time. After pilot achieves 1500 hours of flight time, student will be able to obtain his/her ATPL and proceed with the option 1 or option 2 internships working either as first officer at the US regional airlines or as an international ferry pilot in Hong Kong. This internships allow student to continue gaining valuable experience working as a professional pilot and building more complex turbone and cross-country flight time. At the last stage, graduates will be provided permanent airline employment placement assitance service with such airlines as Fly Dubai, Emirates, Qatar, Cathay Pacific, Air Asia, Lion Air, Singapore Airlines, Air China, Chinese Airlines, Air Hong Kong, Malaysian Airlines, Jet Star, Tiger Air and many more.

More details about the program segments:

Stage 1: Enrollment (2-3 months). At this stage, student will be required to complete enrollment application form (here >>>) and provide documents for initial consideration by our company. After application details and document screening, student will be contacted for the initial interview to check his knowledge of English. our requirements are simple: high school diploma (or higher), English knowledge on upper-intermediate level or better, international passport and good health with no disqualifying conditions (see full list of enrollment requirements here >>>) Once all requirements are satisfied, the student will be furnished with the flight training agreement, visa support paperwork, preliminary aviation training study materials and TSA security clearance.

Stage 2: PPL, CPL/AMEL/ASEL (6-8 months). After arrival in the United States at our flight training center, a student will undergo a short FAA pilot medical. After this, student will start his/her theoretical and practical training: ground school and flying. We aim to conduct at least 3-4 hours of ground school every day and 2-3 hours of flight training together with the ground school. The flight training segment will be subdivided into Private, Instrument, Commercial courses, each giving the student a higher aeronautical license and grade. After completion of this phase, the student will be fully certified Commercial Pilots with FAA/ICAO licenses, rated to operate single-engine, multi-engine aircrfat both in normal (VMC) and limited visibility (IMC) conditions. It takes 200 flight hours to complete this stage

Stage 3: CFI/CFII/MEI (2-3 months). Students will then proceeed to obtaining their Certified Flight Instructor license. This is necessary to facilitate the internship phase of our program which allows students to work as commercial pilot flight instructors and start building valuable flight time, as well as getting paid for their work. It takes 25 flight hours to complete this stage

Stage 4: CPT Internship* (6 months). Student, or at this point, a fully-qualified FAA commercial pilot and a flight instructor, will be offered opportunity to work as a flight instructor in our academy under the CPT (Curricular Practical Training) program on their F-1 visa. During this period, student may obtain up to 500 hours of additional total flight time. Approximately 25% of this flight time will be conducted on multi-engine aircraft. All of the flight time will be logged as PIC (Pilot-In-Command) and in multi-crew environment. It takes 500 flight hours to complete this stage

Stage 5: OPT Internship** (12 months). The student's F-1 visa also offers a unique opportunity to work under the OPT (Optional Practical Training) program outside of the academy. Such program allows pilots to build additional piston or turbine time in light passenger class aircraft and gain experience working for charter companies in the United States. This option is available for those students who worked under CPT for less then 12 months and is limited to another 12 months of OPT. Our company will assist graduates with various charter employment options. It takes 1000-1200 flight hours to complete this stage

Please note: those students who wish to continue to the Option 1 - Airline Pilot Internship, must undergo their OPT on the academy's premises as flight instructors. If theiy elect to undego OPT as commercial pilots with the external operators, they will not be able to qualify for Option 1 internship.

Stage 6-A: Structured US Airline Pilot Internship *** (18 months). This optional internship course is offered to our graduates who have completed the CPT and OPT program as flight instructors with excellent evaluations, showed high professionalism and good academic achievement while studying at our school. Such graduates will be offered to continue studies to obtain an Associate Degree in Aeronautical Science and, simulataneously, undergo internship as first officers with one of the regional airlines in the United States. During this 18-month internship, pilots will build 1000-1200 hours on a medium weight passenger jet aircraft with MTOW over 30 tonnes, such as ERJ-175 or CRJ-700/900. This valuable flight time will allow them to obtain direct entry first officer employment with most leading airlines in the World. The pilots will be paid approximately $3500 USD per month by the airline. The academics, which is required to maintain their F-1 visas, will cost pilots around $1000 per month. Students will be required to undergo general elective academic courses for 6 months prior to starting their internship with the airlines.

Stage 6-B: Structured International Ferry Pilot Internship **** (18 months).This optional internship course is offered to our graduates who have completed the CPT and OPT program as either flight instructors or commercial pilots, with good evaluations, showed fair professionalism and acceptable academic achievement, but who were unable to meet the Airline Pilot Internship standards, but want to continue building valuable flight time and grow their aviation experience by working as international airctaft delivery pilots for our partner, Global Air Holding Ltd located in Hong Kong SAR. This company is specializing in aircaft sales and delivery from the United States to Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia for their international clients. Expected pilot salary is $2500 – $4500 per aircaft transfer.

Stage 7: International Airline Employment Assistance (Unlimited). At this point, our company will continue fostering your pilot career by offering a comprehensive airline employment support with the leading airlines in Asian and Middle East. This service is offered both to internship Option 1 and internship Option 2 pilot graduates.

We are confident, that in view of growing pilot deficit in the World, and a unique and robust nature of our ATPL program, Students will be able to obtain airline employment within 2-4 months after completion of their internships.


Important Terms & Conditions

* This CPT internship is limited to 11 months, with typical recommended duration of 6 months. There is no obligation or training bonds. Pilots are free to leave internship at any time without penalties. Conditions of internship include the following requirements: passage of all FAA theoretical exams with a grade of 80% or higher; not more than one FAA practical exam failure; no accidents, accidents or FAA violations during training phase; English level ICAO-5 or higher and ability to communicate in English clearly with the flight students. This Internship if offered ONLY to graduates of Aerocadet's Full Professinal Airline Pilot flight training program or Aerocadet's Degree Program, who studied from either Zero or PPL levels.

** This OPT internship is limited to 12 months. Pilots are free to leave internship at any time without penalties. Conditions of internship include: completion of the CPT internship, good overall conduct, absense of accidens, incidents, DUIs and FAA violations.

*** This Airline First Officer internship is limited to 18 months. Pilots are free to leave internship at any time without penalties. Conditions of internship include: completion of the CPT and OPT internships (OPT must be conducted as certified flight instructor on the academy's premises), over 1500 hours total flight time, exellent employment conduct as flight instructor, absense of accidens, incidents, DUIs and FAA violations, English on ICAO 6 level. Specific jet type-rating (ERJ-175 or CRJ-700/900) and FAA ATPL written and practical exams are sponsored by the airline at no cost to students. Participating airlines are Mesa, Sky West, GoJet, Silver Wings, and more. Airlines do not sponsor applicants for visa. Employment is available only by special OPT authorization from the academy.

**** This International ferry pilot internship is limited to 18 months. There is no obligation or training bonds. Pilots are free to leave internship at any time without penalties. Conditions of internship include the following requirements: no accidents, accidents or FAA violations; English level ICAO-5 or higher. Completion of " USA internship" and at least 1500 hours of flight time. This Internship if offered ONLY to graduates of Aerocadet's Full Professinal Airline Pilot flight training program or Aerocadet's Degree Program, who studied from either Zero or PPL levels.


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Flight & Ground Training

Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA Here is the summary of what students will get during the flight training stage of our program:

3000+ hours of total flight time 316+ hours ground of school
  76 hours of Private Pilot ground school
  40 hours of Private Pilot flight training
  60 hours of Instrument Rating ground school
  40 hours of Instrument Rating flight training
  60 hours of Commercial Pilot ground school
  120 hours of Commercial Pilot flight training (ASEL/AMEL)
  120 hours of FAA Instructor ground school (CFI, CFII, MEI)
  25 hours of FAA Instructor flight training (CFI, CFII, MEI)
  500 hours of standardization and CPT internship
  1000 hours of Flight Instructor Internship (up to 12 months)
  1000 hours of Airline Pilot Internship (up to 18 months)*
  350 hours of Ferry Pilot Internship (up to 18 months)**


** Airline Pilot Internship is available with the College's recommendation after achieving excellent employment evaluation, and at regional airlines only. Available aircraft types are: ERJ-170/175, CRJ-700/900.

** International Commercial Ferry Pilot internship is offered as an add-on at $1750 per student. Pilots fly various light piston and turbo-prop (with MTOW below 5700 kg.) aircraft from various locations in the USA to delivery locations in Europe, Asia Africa and Middle East. Jet type-ratings are available at additional cost for pilots who want to ferry light and medium jets.


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Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA Students will obtain the following internationally recognized FAA (ICAO) aeronautical licenses:

  PPL Private Pilot License
  CPL Commercial Pilot License
  CFI Certified Flight Instructor License
  IR Instrument Rating
  ME Multi-Engine Rating
  SE Single-Engine Rating
ATPL Airline Transport Pilot License (after 1500 hours of flight time)


Graduates who undergo airline pilot internship will get a full command ICAO type-rating on one of the following aircraft:

  EMB-170 Embraer Regional Jet 170/175
  CL-65 Canadair Regional Jet 700/900

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Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA The academics is conducted in a fully-accredited college, where each course carries certain amount of academic credits that may be transfered to any other college or university upon completion of student's program. Students will take the following subject which have the following academic credit values:

First Year Flight Training Courses:

Private Pilot Ground School 5 credit hours
Private Pilot Flight Training 2 credit hours
Multi-Engine Pilot Ground School 1 credit hour
Multi-Engine Flight Training .5 credit hour
Instrument Rating Ground School 4 credit hours
Instrument Rating Flight Training 2 credit hours
Commercial Pilot Ground School 4 credit hours
Commercial Pilot Flight Training 3.5 credit hour
Commercial Pilot Flight Training Lab 3 credit hours
  Total: 25 C.H.

Aviation Electives

Pilot Career Planning and Interviewing 1 credit hours
ATPL Certification Training Program Theory 1 credit hours
  Total: 6 C.H.

Additional Training Courses

Fundamentals of Instructing 2 credit hours
Flight Instructor Airplane Theory 3 credit hours
Flight Instructor Instrument Theory 3 credit hours
Flight Instructor Certification Course 1 credit hours
141 Flight Instruction Standardization 1.5 credit hours
CRJ Simulator Course Theory 3 credit hours
Jet Transition Course Lab 1.5 credit hours
Aviation Internship I 3.5 credit hours
Aviation Internship II 3.5 credit hours
  Total: 22 C.H.
  Total academic credit hours: 53


The listed above academic courses and their respective credit hour ratings may be converted into any college or university accreditation scale using the standard European Academic Credit Transfer System (details from Wikipedia article here >>>)


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Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA During the primary stage of training, flight students are required to stay at the FTP campus (6 months) located in Fort Pierce, Florida, and are allowed to move to personal accommodation once they start their paid internship as a flight instructor. The quality of campus accommodation is comparable to any public American college or university campuses, and includes such amenities as swimming pool, dining hall, air conditioning, cable TV, high speed Internet, pilot shop and access to other student services. Students are offered standard shared room accommodation (two people in one room) and have an upgrade option to a non-shared accommodation.

Campus is located only a few minutes walk from the airport and approximately 10-15 minutes from the beach.

6 months of standard shared accommodation is included in our ATPL program. After the 6 months lapse, the students are normally allowed to leave the campus accommodation and rent a private apartment with the classmates. Normally, 3 or 4 pilots elect to rent a 3-4 bedroom apartment where each student has a private room

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Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA The price for our ATPL flight training program is one of the lowest on the World aviation training market. Here is what's included in the basic package:

Six months of campus accommodation

Administrative and consulting services

F-1 Visa support services

Basic Flight instructor internship

Recommendation letters and employment support


Base cost of Full Professional Pilot Program: $56811.50

In addition to the base cost, we offer upgrades and discounts. Some upgrades are required (for example, if you don't have ICAO-4 certification, you will be required to go through ICAO-4 English ground school), some are optional. Also, we offer discounts to already existing ICAO PPL holders, or students who choose to live outside of campus due to family considerations.

All government fees (USCIS, TSA, FAA, SEVIS, etc) + $5175
Accommodation deposit, cleaning and maibox fees + $310
ICAO-4 Aviation English certification + $550
Holder of current and valid ICAO PPL (discount) - $10207
Out of campus accommodation (discount) - $3100


Additional Services

(Offered only by "Aerocadet")

We also offer a unique range of specialized services for Asian pilots from China, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, India and Hong Kong.

FAA to CAAC/DGCA/DCA license conversion + $3500
International Ferry Pilot Internship + $1750

* All prices are in United States Dollars.

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Required Bank Balance for F-1 Visa Approval

In ordert to obtain an F-1 student visa you will be required to attend a short interview at the U.S. Consulate. The consulate officer will need to match your I-20 form (an official invitation from us) and your bank account balance. For 2018 enrollment period the minimum required balance on your bank account to cover the estimated tuition, accommodation and living expenses is $67,911 USD.

Please note: the aforementioned balance may be presented to the U.S. Consulate as a combination of two or more balances on the applicant's account/s or his/her sponsor's account/s.


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Payment Structure

Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA Our academy does not require students to pay for the entire flight training program in advance. We have a payment structure that needs to be followed by all students, with some exception. Students must submit the following payments:

(1) [1] Refundable* enrollment deposit, which is a minimum of 5% of the base training cost ($2750) plus academic transcripts validation and certification fees ($550), plus any other additional services requested by the student. This deposit is included in the total flight training program estimate cost and is required for reservation of student's place in campus, classes, as well as fees for processing of paperwork.

[2] First tuition installment of $20,000 after the arrival in the United States (negotiable).

[3] Second tuition installment of $20,000 sixty days after payment of the first tuition installment (negotiable)

[4] Third tuition installment mist include the remaning outstanding balance and be submitted sixty days after payment of the second tuition installment. If student applied and qualified for the Financial Aid program (not more then 25% of the total estimated program cost), the last payment may be submitted by the financial aid company.

Please note: conditions of deposit refund are outlined in the flight training agreement, which students are required to sign upon enrollment and before any payments are due

Please note: students have an option to negotiate payment amounts and their frequency with the school administration after arrival in the United States


Financial Aid

Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA Our company can provide administrative support for students to obtain Financial Aid from their respective banks and financial institutions. Such support is offered by providing conditional employment offer letters and training bond contracts. Read the details here >>>

Please note: Aerocadet does not provide flight training sponsorships. Please read the student loan information located via the above link thoroughly before applying for enrollment.

Please note: Javelin Flight Funds (JAS) is no longer operational and does not offer student loans at the moment.


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Enrollment Requirements

Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA To enroll into this program, an applicant must have the following documents:

[1] International passport. Must be a valid, unexpired passport for international travel. All countries are acceptable.

[2] Certificate of secondsry education. Such may be a "high school diploma" or "O-levels" or equivalent certificate.

[3] Certificate of English Language knowledge. The acceptable tests are TOEFL or IELTS or TOEIC. If applicant studied in English medium throught the entire duration of his or her secondary education, or if student studied in English medium throughout the entire period of college/university education, then this requirement does not apply. Citizens of countries where English is a default national language (UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenia, etc) are also exempt from this requirement. (Review the acceptable English test scores here >>>)

[4] Proof of Funds. This is a requirement for F-1 visa issuance by the US Consulate. Applicants must demonstrate that they have at least $67,000 USD on their personal accounts, or accounts of their sponsors (parents or relatives) or approved by a financial institution as a student loan. (More details about this requirement and the student loan conditions are published here >>>)

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