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European Airline Pilot Program

Pullman Students

From Zero to EASA ATPL (Frozen)

This program is a fully integrated course taking our students from zero experince level to an airline employment readiness in the EU airspace.

Program Outline

 

ATTENTION: our European Airline Pilot program is an integrated flight training course from Zero to EASA Airline Transport Pilot License with Instrument and Multi-engine ratings (CPL/ME/IR), Jet Transition course and Flight Instructor rating. It is designated for those students who hold EU passports.


Qucik program outline:

  • Over 1500 hours flight time
  • Paid pilot internship, US and International
  • FAA CPL and Instrument License
  • EASA ATPL Frozen License
  • EASA Flight Instructor License
  • Option to obtain FAA Airline Transport License
  • Airline employment placement assistance
  • Enhanced consulting and visa support
  • 12 months accommodation
  • Base cost only $91291 USD (plus govent. 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 programs offer you exactly that - an ability to study from zero to a full ICAO (FAA) Airline Transport Pilot License in less then two years.

This program is absolutely unique. It offers student an opportunity to achieve a remarkable airline emploment prospects by earning two types of professional pilotlicenses: the EASA ATPL "Frozen" which is required to work as first officer or captain on the EU-registered airliners, as well as EASA Flight Instructor License, which is required to be able to build formidable flight time to become competitive when applying for an airline employment; and, as a bonus, students will get certified as FAA Commercial Pilots and Flight Instructors. Such certification model will allow our gradutes to seek employment as airline pilots across a wide range geographicsl regions, including the entire EU, USA, South America, Africa, Asia and Middle East.

This program incorporates the following highlights:

Flight training to a high international standard in a fully-accredited aeronautical college
EASA Airline Transport Pilot License with IR, AMEL, ASEL ratings.
EASA Flight Instructor License with IR, AMEL, ASEL ratings.
FAA Commercial Pilot License with IR, AMEL, ASEL ratings.
FAA Flight Instructor License with IR, AMEL, ASEL ratings.
Option to build over 1500 hours and obtain a full FAA ATPL
Flight Instructor internship in the United States
Commercial pilot internship, International
Jet transition course
MCC (multi-crew coperation) course
Aviation English ICAO-4 operational certification
Interview preparation and international airline employment assistance

 

10 Main Advantages of This Program

People often ask us: "What are the advantages of flight training program with your flight academy? Why should I elect to get my aviation training and education with you, over anyone else?" Well, 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:

1. 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.

2. US & International Pilot Internships. Any comprehensive professional pilot flight training program must offer students an opportunity to undergo pilot internship after completion of the flight training phase. Why is it important? Because most airlines do not want to hire a freshly-graduated pilot with only 200 hours of flight time, even if he/she has a commercial pilot license with all the required ratings. We understand that this problem becomes one of the main obstacles on the path of the professional career development of any new pilot. Because of that, our program offers up to 18 months of paid pilot internship as a professional flight instructor. During this internship, pilots are presented with a great opportunity to increase their flight time from 200 to 1500 hours, build flight time on single and multi-engine airplanes, acquire initial professional pilot work experience and collect excellent references from the employer. In addition to all that, pilots can get a big percentage of previously spent tuition fees back by earning a salary of $20 per flight hour, flying up to 80 hours per month.

After pilots complete their initial flight instructor internship, they will be offered another type of career development support: an advanced internship as international ferry pilot with Global Air Ferry. This work as a professional pilot involves flying light and medium piston and turboprop airplanes, with MTOW under 5700kg, from aircraft dealers in the United States to buyers in other countries, including Europe, South America, Asia an Africa. During this internship, pilots will be given an opportunity to build even more valuable international cross-country flight time, get aquainted with different types of airplanes, acquire experience of flying in International airspace across Atlantic Ocean and advance their aeronautical experience much further. Of course, this is also a paid internship and pilots will receive salary betweeen $250 to $500 per flight day, while en route. Pilots will also receive free initial training from our experienced ferry pilots.

3. Higher Learning Institution Accreditation. Is 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.

4. Weather. 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.

5. Fleet. 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.

6. 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.

7. Financial Aid. Financial aid is not currently offered to the international students. However, we do provide administrative support to international student to obtain tuition loans from the financial institutions in their home countries. Please review Details >>>

8. Special 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 Ferry (conditions include successful completion of flight training program and internship, with no violations, accidents, incidents and DUIs). Graduates can be home-based and may be called for aircraft delivery to the US or any other point on a short notice. The current salary for ferry work in $350-$650 USD per day.

9. Employment Guarantee. 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.

10. Airline Recommendation Letters. 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: employment in the airlines. The program is divided into the following 12 (optionally, 14) stages:

1 Enrollment (3 months) Int.
2 ICAO Aviation English certification (1 week) USA
3 FAA PPL and Instrument Rating (3 months) USA
4 EASA Instrument Rating (2 weeks) UK
4 EASA Commercial Pilot (1 month) USA
5 EASA Flight Instructor License (1 month) USA
6 FAA Commercial Pilot License (1 month) USA
7 FAA Flight Instructor License (1 month) USA
8 EASA ATPL Theoretical Exams (7 months) USA
9 Jet transition course (1 week) USA
10 EASA MCC course (1 week) USA
11 Structured CFI Internship (up to 12 months) USA
12 Airline employment assitance (6 months) EU

Optional stages:

13 FAA ATPL license (after 1500 hours TT) (2 weeks) USA
14 Structured internship International (up to 12 months) Int.

 

Total program duration is approximately 24 months.

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. If successfull, students will be required to pass EASA Class 1 medical exam.

Aviation English. After arrival in the US, students will be required to undergo a test for ICAO-4 English certificate. Those who do not pass the test from the first time, will be offered a short training course (1-2 months, depending on the level of student's English) in order to pass the test the second time. Such training will include general Aviation English terminology, Radio-Telephony, and initial aviation theory. In addition to the aviation-related studies, students become fully submerged in a dense English-speaking environment which helps them to develop excellent English skills and obtain ICAO 5 or even 6 level certificates by the time they complete their flight training program.

Academics and flight training. After arrival in the United States at our flight training center, a student will undergo a short FAA class 1 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 the EASA and FAA 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 academics in our academy are fully-accredited college course and each carry 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:

FAA 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.

EASA ATPL Theoretical Courses

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 >>>)

Special EASA Certification. In accordance with the EASA JAR FCL certification requirements, all the EASA licensing could be obtain in the USA at an EASA accredited flight training facility, except for the EASA Instrument Rating. This rating must be obtained only in the EASA airspace and certified by one of the EASA state members. Because of this, our students will be sent Coventry, UK, to our partner FTP to train there for two weeks and obtain this certification.

EASA Airline Pilot License. The Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) is the highest level of aircraft pilot licence, required to command aircraft over 5700 kg or with over 9 passenger seats. The EASA Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence is a common licence standard that has been agreed by 26 European countries. Our FTP, called "European Flight Training" is approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority to provide EASA ATPL training in the USA. Before students start the ATPL study, there is a module on Maths and Physics. This serves two purposes; first it is a refresher for students if they have not studied these subjects for a while. Secondly, it satisfies the regulatory requirement that we ensure your level of knowledge is sufficient for the remainder of the course. The Maths and Physics module is conducted in the CBT only and there are no EASA exams associated with it.

Further ATPL studies will be divided into three main modules:

EASA ATPL module 1

Aircraft General Knowledge – Instrumentation
General Navigation
Meteorology
Human Performance

After module 1 exams, students will progress to module 2:

EASA ATPL module 2

Radio Navigation
Aircraft General Knowledge – Airframes, Systems and Powerplants
Air Law
Flight Planning and Flight Monitoring

After module 2 exams, students will progress to module 3:

EASA ATPL module 3

Operational Procedures
Principles of Flight
Performance
Mass and Balance
Communications

After module 3 exams, students will apply for the EASA ATPL "Frozen" license.

Jet Transition Course. At this stage, students spend 40 hours in a fully-certified CRJ-200 simulator in order to get acquainted with flight characteristics of a passenger jet and work airline crew work environment. Such experience is imperarive for any pilot who wants to work for an airline after completion of flight training.

Multi-crew Cooperation course. The Multi Crew Cooperation (also known as "Multi Crew Coordination" course is an allowance, an additional training at the commercial pilot licence required in order to fly within a crew, that means in a multi-pilot aircraft with the aircrew consisting of at least two members. It is a requirement for pilots applying for an multi-pilot type rating under the EASA authority. The MCC course's purpose is to train pilots working as part of a multi-member flight crew. It teaches about communication and coordination. (This course is under the law of the Flight Crew Licensing "FCL1", part F)

Structured Internship (USA). Students, and at this point, fully-qualified commercial pilots and a flight instructors, will be offered opportunity to work as flight instructors at our flight center. During this period, students will be able to obtain up to 1500 of 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 conducted in a multi-crew environment. Expected pilot salary is: $20 per flight hour x 80 hours per month. (This internship is optional and is offered as a part of our alumni support program. Pilots can leave internshop at any time to persue their airline interviews)

Airline Employment Assistance. At this point, our company will continue fostering your pilot career by offering a comprehensive airline employment support.

FAA Airline Pilot License*. This is an optional course. Once the student achieves required for the ATPL flight time (1500/500/100/75), he/she will be able to take theoretical and practical exams to obtain Airline Transport Pilot License. This process should take about one month.

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.

 

*USA 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: 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.

**International internship is limited to 24 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 & 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:

1500 hours of total flight time, where:
  275 hours of training flight time, where
    194 hours on single-engine Piper 28 or Cessna 172
    31 hours on multi-engine Beech Duchess 76
  510 hours of initial internship
  769 hours of advanced internship
  40 hours of Jet transition training (CRJ-200 sim)

 

Here is the summary of what students will get during the theoretical training ("Ground School") stage of our program:

986 hours of total classroom time, where:
  76 hours of Private Pilot ground school
  60 hours of Instrument Rating ground school
  60 hours of Commercial Pilot ground school
  120 hours of Flight Instructor License ground school
  40 hours of Jet Transition ground school
  750 hours of EASA ATPL theoretical knowledge courses

 

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Licensing

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

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

 

Students will obtain the following internationally recognized EASA aeronautical licenses:

  PPL EASA Private Pilot License
  CPL EASA Commercial Pilot License
  CFI EASA Certified Flight Instructor License
  IR EASA Instrument Rating
  AMEL EASA Multi-Engine Rating
  ASEL EASA Single-Engine Rating
ATPL EASA Airline Transport Pilot License "Frozen"

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Academics

Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA Our FTP is a fully-accredited aeronautical institution of higher learning (a college). That is why, our students receive the highest level of aeronautical education possible: from basic theory of flight classes to advanced aerodynamics workshops. During the entire ATPL program, student will receive over 500 hours of classroom lectures and will be required to undergo another 250 hours of guided self-study (homework) in preparation for the FAA and EASA aeronautical knowledge exams from PPL to CPL, CFI and ATPL.

In this program, students will take the following subjects:

Theory of Flight
Basic Aerodynamics
Advanced Aerodynamics
Air Law
Meteorology
Radio Theory
Human Factors
Power plant
Aircraft Structure
Weight and Balance Computations
Aviation History
Fundamentals of Instruction
Large Commercial Aircraft Systems
Handling Heavy Jets

 

The academic credits earned during this course (approx. 42) 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).

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Accommodation

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 months of standard (shared) accommodation is included in our program. Additional months of stay is charged at $550.00 per month for shared room and $850 for a private room.

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Cost

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 Flight training for all licences as per syllabus(including aircraft hire & instructor)
есть ATPL Groundschool
есть During your period as intern instructor (if selected and on internship programme), remuneration for your work
  Pick-up from your arrival airport (Phase 1 only - PBI/MLB)
  ICAO English language test if applicable
  Shared Room Accommodation for published duration of the programme as above.

 

Base cost of this program: $91,201
Housing: $5640
Government fees (FAA, EASA, USCIS, TSA, CAA) $9740
MCC course (subject to change in accordance with EUR-USD) $4950


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 chose to live outside of campus due to family considerations.

ICAO-4 Aviation English certification + $800
FAA ATPL course and exams (optional) + $1500
Holder of current and valid ICAO PPL (discount) - $10207
Holder of current and valid EASA PPL (discount) - $7000
Out of campus accommodation (discount) - $3300

 

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.

Advanced Commercial Pilot Internship with Global Air LLC + $1750

 

Total Estimated Cost
Total estimated cost of this program: $112331

 

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 $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 $25,000 after the arrival in the United States.

[3] Second tuition installment of $25,000 sixty days after payment of the first tuition installment

[3] Third tuition installment of $25,000 sixty days after payment of the second tuition installment

[3] Forth tuition installment of $25,000 sixty days after payment of the third tuition installment

[4] Firth tuition installment must include the remaning outstanding balance and be submitted sixty days after payment of the forth tuition installment.

* 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.

Financial Aid

Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA Financial aid is not offered to the international students. However, we do provide administrative support to obtain tuition loans from the student's local financial institutions. Please see details here: Details >>>

 

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