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Degree Program in Aeronautics

Pullman Students

From Zero to A.S. in Aeronautics

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

Program Outline


ATTENTION: our Degree program is an integrated flight training course from Zero to ICAO Airline Transport Pilot License with Instrument and Multi-engine ratings (CPL/ME/IR), Associate Degree in Aeronautical Science, Jet Transition course and Flight Instructor rating.

Quick program outline:

  • Over 1500 hours flight time
  • Paid pilot internship, US and International
  • Full Commercial and Flight Instructor Licenses
  • AAS Degree (Half BSc)
  • Option to obtain Airline Transport License
  • Airline employment placement assistance (US and International)
  • Enhanced consulting and visa support
  • 12 months accommodation
  • Base cost only $69249 USD (plus govn. fees)










The Aeronautical Science Program prepares the graduate for a career in the aviation industry by providing a strong foundation in mathematics, physics, aeronautical sciences, aeronautical technology, and the aviation industry. The graduate will receive an Associate of Science Degree from Aviator College with flight ratings from private pilot through commercial, with Flight Instructor ratings. This training is necessary to obtain employment, and by completing the associates degree you will set yourself apart from other applicants since a degree is preferred in the airline industry.

The flight portion of the program consists of a minimum of 565 flight hours and more multi-engine time than any other college or flight school today. Our large multi-engine fleet is equipped with Garmin 430s, and ASPEN EFIS is being introduced. Single engine fleet consists of Piper Warrior III with all glass (EFIS systems). Ground school is taught in a classroom environment.

The school's14 acre campus encompasses 37,000 sq. ft. Administration & Academic training facility is open from 7 am to 6 pm daily. The Flight Operations building is open 24/7 daily, rain or shine.

Our program incorporates the following highlights:

Flight training to a high international standard in an accredited college
Associate of Science in Aeronautics accredited college degree
ICAO (FAA) Commercial Pilot License with IR, AMEL, ASEL ratings.
ICAO (FAA) Flight Instructor License with IR, AMEL, ASEL ratings.
Over 1500 hours of total flight time
Employment placement
Flight permission all over United States
Jet transition course
Aviation English ICAO-4 operational certification
Interview preparation and international airline employment assistance


Ten Main Advantages of Our Degree Program

People often ask us: "What are the advantages of flight training program with your flight academy? Why should I chose you over anyone else?" We have a clear answer:

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 their 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.

Most flight schools train students using their own curriculum which is not academically accredited by the FAA (part 61). Our flight academy is an accredited college and uses a specially accredited Part 141 flight training curriculum. Such curriculum is much more structured then part 61, 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, being paid $20 per flight hour and building valuable flight time to achive a target 1500 hours as a pilot, in order to be able to receive their Airline Transport Pilot License. After the initial internship, pilots are offered advanced internship as international ferry pilots with our partner, Global Air LLC. During this internship, pilots will log international cross-country flight time and start earning an average of $350 per flight day.

College Accreditation

It is of vital importance that the flight training facility has not only licensing but academic accreditation of a higher learning institution, such as college or university. The accreditation is awarded by a special accrediting body. Why is this important? Because in such case, all theoretical knowledge materials related to your flight training automatically become Academic courses and, therefore, may be converted to academic credits for accreditation by any other college or university in the World, in case the pilot wants to continue his/her aeronautical education to a degree level after the completion of flight training.

Great Weather All Year Around

It is absolutely imperative to ensure that the flight training facility is located in the area or region which has a mild warm weather all year around. Flight training in cold and icing conditions is dangerous and may delay student's flight training progress by a few months. 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

The next important factor in choosing your flight school is the training fleet: flight center must have ample amount of airplanes to ensure that if any of the aircraft break down and need to be taken off flight schedule, there are spare airplanes available to replace them, thus causing minimal interruptions to student's flight training progress. 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.

"Airline Employment Ready" Jet Transition Course

It is extremely important to pilot's future employers (airlines and business jet companies) to ensure that pilots have training and experience operating a modern passenger class airplane equipped with glass cockpit, EFIS avionics, etc. Most airlines also set a mandatory conditions for employment to have experience of working in a multi-crew environment and know the captain/first officer call-outs. Our academy includes a 45 hour of special Jet transition training where pilots who already earned their CPL, complete a 45-hours jet flight training on our in-house Bombardier CRJ-200 simulator. During this course, pilots acquire working knowledge of passenger jet aircraft operation in a multi-crew environment, high speed and swept wing air-dynamics, jet handling and so on. This course gives our graduates an immense advantage over the competition when applying for employment with the airlines.

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.

U.S. Student Visa Support

Not everyone is easily qualified for the U.S. student visa. When students apply for their visas, American consulate needs to verify that students have no intention of staying in the United States after they complete their flight training program and have a valid motivation and reason to leave: such may be employment offer back home. Our company has lined up an initial employment opportunity for our graduates: all graduates are offered employment as international ferry pilots with our partner company, Global Air Ferry (air-ferry.com). Global Air Ferry is a premier aircraft sales and delivery agent operating successfully since 2008. Company is specializing in light aircraft delivery from the United States to various destinations around the World, including Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Our student's flight training enrollment contract contains a conditional offer of employment with Global Air LLC. Graduates can be home-based and may be called for aircraft delivery to the US or any other point on a short notice.

Employment Guarantee for Graduates

As mentioned above, all our graduates are offered advanced internship and then a conditional employment with Global Air Ferry. 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. This gives our graduates a great advantage over the competing pilots with no or less work experience on the resumes. After all, the airlines prefer to hire pilots who already have work experience and posses excellent references from their previous employers.

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.


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

This program is structured in such a way, that every segment leads a young pilot to the ultimate goal: obtainment of World-recognized accredited US college degree and employment in the airlines. The program is divided into the following segments:

1 Enrollment (3 months)  

2 First year flight training course (12 months) USA
3 Second year flight training course (12 months) USA
4 Structured Internship (up to 18 months) USA
5 ATPL license (after 1250 hours TT) (2 weeks) USA
6 Optional CPT charter pilot internship (12 months) USA
7 Optional OPT airline pilot internship (12 weeks) USA

8 Airline employment placement (3 months) Asia
9 Structured internship International (up to 12 months) Int.

All stages are conducted in the United States to a very high standard by an accredited FTP (flight training provider). After the completion of CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) license, student will be offered internship and ability to build flight time. After completion of 1250 hours, student will be able to obtain his/her ATPL and proceed with applications to such airlines as Cathay Pacific, Air Asia, Lion Air, Singapore Airlines, Air China, Chinese Airlines, Air Hong Kong, Malaysian Airlines, Jet Star, Tiger Air and many more.

Details about the program segments:

Enrollment. At this stage, student will be required to complete enrollment application form (here >>>) and provide his 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.

Academic Studies & Flight Training. 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 and Instructor courses, each giving the student a higher aeronautical license and grade. Once the student has completed his/her Flight Instructor License course, the structured internship may begin. The total duration of academic program is two years. Students are expected to be able to start flying after 2-3 months from the date of enrollment. To earn the Associate’s Degree in Aeronautical Science the student must earn a minimum of 71 credit hours to include: 18 General Education credits, 25 credit hours of lower division ground schools and flight training, 22 credit hours of upper division training, and 6 elective credits. Aviation courses are listed in order of progression.

Curricular Practical Training USA*. 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 of their F-1 visa. During this period, student may obtain up to 1500 of total flight time, including at least 500 hours of cross-country time, 100 hours of instrument time and 75 hours of night 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. Internship is limited to 18 months.

Optional Practical Training USA** The student's F-1 visa also offers a unique opportunity to work under the OPT (Optional Practical Training) program ourside of the academy. Such program allowes pilots to build valuable turbone and/or jet time in passenger aircraft and gain experience working for an airlines 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 US airline employment options.

Airline Pilot License. Once the student achieves required for ATPL flight time (1250/500/100/75), he/she will be able to take theoretical and practical exams to obtain Airline Transport Pilot License. This process should take about one month.

International Airline Employment Assistance. 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.

Structured internship (International)***. This optional internship course is offered to our graduates who want to continues building valuable flight time and grown their aviation experience by working as international airctaft delivery pilot for our partner, Global Air Ferry Ltd. 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.

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.


*USA CPT internship is limited to 18 months, with recommended duration of 6-11 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 or 85% or more; not more then one FAA practical exam failure; no accidents, accidents or FAA violations during training phase; English level ICAO5 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.

**USA OPT internship is limited to 12 months, with recommended duration of 12 months and optional extension for up to 24 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.

***International internship is limited to 12 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 ICAO5 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 Training & Ground School

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:


1500 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)
  45 hours of Jet Transition Course (Jet simulator)
  510 hours of standardization and CPT internship
  960 hours of Flight Instructor Internship (up to 12 months)
  350 hours of Ferry Pilot Internship (up to 12 months)*



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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 1250 hours flight time)


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Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA This degree program is provided by the "Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology".

Aviator College specializes specifically only on the development and training of future commercial pilots world-wide. Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology is approved through the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools & Colleges, the State of Florida’s Commission for Independent Education and the Federal Department of Education to award two-year Associate’s Degrees in Aeronautical Science with a concentration in Flight Instruction.

To earn the Associate’s Degree in Aeronautical Science the student must earn a minimum of 71 credit hours to include: 18 General Education credits, 25 credit hours of lower division ground schools and flight training, 22 credit hours of upper division training, and 6 elective credits. Aviation courses are listed in order of progression.

During this academic program, students will take the following courses:

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 (2 required)

Pilot Career Planning and Interviewing 1 credit hours
Aviation Law 1 credit hours
Aviation Meteorology 1 credit hours
Aerodynamics 1 credit hours
Aviation Safety 1 credit hours
ATPL Certification Training Program Theory 1 credit hours
  Total: 6 C.H.

Second Year 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.

General Education Courses

English Composition 2 credit hours
Introduction to Speech Communications 3 credit hours
College Algebra 3 credit hours
Critical & Creative Thinking 1 credit hours
Introduction to Psychology 1.5 credit hours
Physical Science 3 credit hours
  Total: 13.5 C.H.
  Total academic credit hours: 63.5


The academic credits earned during this course (71 credit hours) are regionally and internationally recognized and could be transferred to a local or international college or university for accreditation as a part of your higher education (college degree). Graduates wishing to continue on for a four-year Bachelor’s Degree may benefit from the articulation agreement that is in place between Aviator College and Everglades University. This agreement is for Aviator College graduates who complete their Associate of Science degrees in Aeronautical Science and who apply and are accepted into program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management or Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology. For information regarding the specifics of this agreement please contact Aviator College’s Registrar. Aviator graduates may also attend any other university that accepts Aviator's credits.


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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 (12 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.

Twelve (12) months of standard (shared) accommodation is included in our ATPL program. Additional months of stay is charged at $575.00 per month for shared room and $875 for 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:

есть Twelve months of campus accommodation
есть Administrative and consulting services
есть F-1 Visa support services
есть Associate of Science Degree
есть Aeronautical licensing


Full program cost:

Cost of this program: 69249.00
Government fees 5890.00


Subtract $10,207.00 from the above estimate if you already hold a valid and current ICAO PPL (Private PIlot) license.

*Additional Charges include flight options and time, written, check rides, graduation, application fees, books, equipment and housing for 12 months. Final pricing may be higher or lower. Contact our admissions office for more details

** Students in the Flight Option Program may earn a minimum of $6,400.00

*** Additional govermnet FAA check-ride fees, books, written exams, admissions: $7,530

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 employment support services + $1750


Financial Aid

Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA Financial Aid for this program is available through Javelin Flight Funds up to 25% of the total flight training cost. Students are expected to pay for the remaining percentage (50%) from the personal funds. Details >>>

Please note: Aerocadet does not sponsor flight training and academic programs.



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