Pilot Career

Our Pilot Internship Programs

Pullman Students

Ahead of the Competition

Aerocadet gives our graduates an opportunity to impress their potential airline employers by achieving not only flight crew licenses but also high flight time experience.

Overview

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.

Finally, as an add-on, after competing their full unrestricted ATPL license, pilots will be able to apply for employment in the regional airlines in the Unityed Statews in order to build approximately 1000 hours on medium-size passnger jet, such as CRJ-200/700/900 or ERJ-175. This internship is reserved for our graduates who perform well and have no chdeck-ride failures.

Aerocadet faculty and staff take pride in our students and strive to provide them with the skills necessary to succeed in the aviation industry. Therefore, we have developed two levels of pilot internship programs.

The programs are exclusive for our graduates (no pilots who graduated from other schools/academies can apply for these internship programs).

 

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Flight Instructor Internship (USA)

Overview. Students, and at this point, fully-qualified commercial pilots and 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).

Internship acceptance. At the end of flight training program outlined in section seven, and upon achieving Certified Flight Instructor License with AMEL/ASEL/IR ratings, the Student may apply for internship as a flight instructor working on F-1 visa (within the boundaries of the FTP). Acceptance to internship is subject to the following terms and conditions: [a] Student must complete his/her flight training phase within the 150% of the allocated term (8 months); [b] have no FAA and internal academy policy violations, accidents and incidents; [c] must demonstrate English language proficiency on the level of ICAO-5 standards or higher; [d] have no DUIs (“driving under the influence”) arrests and drug/alcohol related convictions; [e] have a clean criminal history background check; [f] have no more then one failed FAA practical or theoretical examination; [g] must maintain clean and professional appearance throughout the entire term of his/her training and demonstrate high standard of knowledge and flight instructor professionalism.

Remuneration package. Salary for this internship will be paid by the FTP directly to Student. Student will be allowed to fly up to 20 hours per week under F-1 visa program at a rate of $20.00 per hour. Hourly rate is subject to change without notice by the FTP.

Term. This internship is limited to 18 months or 1500 hours, whichever comes first.

 

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International Ferry Pilot Internship

Overview. 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 LLC. 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.

Background. Upon completion of flight instructor internship, Student will be offered advanced commercial pilot internship where he/she will serve in the capacity of an international ferry pilot with Global Air LLC. During this internship student will be based at his/her permanent domicile and provided with the
opportunity to transfer light single and multi-engine piston and turboprop aircraft under the FAA registration from the United States to other world regions. Global Air LLC will supply Student with the suitable to his/her experience requests to undertake certain aircraft delivery projects as an independent pilot contractor.

Internship acceptance. In order to qualify for this internship, Student must: [a] have completed the entire flight training program in accordance with the section 7 of this agreement; [b] logged at least 1500 hours of total flight time; [c] hold FAA CPL or ATPL licenses with single- and multi-engine endorsements and
instrument ratings; [d] must have no accidents, incidents, FAA violations, arrests or DUIs.

Remuneration package. Salary for this internship will be provided after Student completes at least two initial trans-Atlantic crossing under the supervision of a qualified ferry pilot and is found to be proficient in the international route planning and navigation. Thereafter, Student’s salary will be negotiated on case-bycase basis, starting from $250 USD per flight day. [a] Hotel accommodation en route, airline tickets to ferry departure point and from ferry arrival point, as well as daily per diem will be paid by Global Air LLC or the party commissioning a particular ferry project. [b] Ferry flights availability to the Student on week-by-week basis during his/her internship is subject to aircraft type, weather, maintenance issues, route availability, operational requirements and other factors. [c] Personal insurance and documentation, such as valid passport,
visas and valid license are sole responsibility of the Student.

Term. This internship is limited to 24 months.

 

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Airline Pilot Internship

Overview. This optional internship course is offered to our graduates who want to continues building valuable turbone time on regional jet airctaft with MTOW over 30 tons, such as CRJ-200/700 and ERJ-175.

Background. Upon completion of flight instructor internship, Student will be offered advanced airline pilot internship where he/she will serve in the capacity of First Officer in one of the leading regional airlines in the US. Type-rating and initial jet training will be provided to student at no extra change. This option is available after Student is approved his/her F-1 visa OPT (optional practical training) employment permit by the USCIS.

Internship acceptance. In order to qualify for this internship, Student must: [a] have completed the entire flight training program in accordance with the section 7 of this agreement; [a] logged at least 1500 hours of total flight time; [b] hold ATPL licenses with multi-engine endorsement [c] must have no accidents, incidents, FAA violations, arrests or DUIs.

Remuneration package. Salary for this internship will be paid by the airline. Salary starts ferom $37 per flight hour, with 75 hours monthly guarantee and ability to fly up to 100 hours per month.

Term. This internship is limited to 12 months with optional extension to 24 months by the airline.

 

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Qualification Requirements

Applicants must complete one / any of the following flight training programs:

Full Professional Airline Pilot Program
This 18 MONTH flight training program is designed to take a completely new student (or someone who has only a basic pilot license) from Zero to Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Pilot, Multi-engine Pilot, Flight Instructor and AIrline Transport Pilot licenses. With over 1500 hours of flight time, jet transition course and internship option in the United States, it's the most comprehensive flight training program in the industry.

College Degree Program
This 24 MONTH flight training and academic program is designed to take a completely new student (or someone who has only a basic pilot license) from Zero to Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Pilot, Multi-engine Pilot, Flight Instructor and AIrline Transport Pilot licenses. With over 1500 hours of flight time, jet transition course and internship in the United States, this program awards its graduates an Associate of Aeronautical Science college degree.

Other flight training programs, such as Commercial Pilot Program or graduates from any other non-Aerocadet programs, do not qualify for these internships.

"Pathway" Abridged College Degree Program
This 24 MONTH flight training and academic program is designed to take an advanced pilot, a holder of at least a full ICAO CPL to FAA Commercial Pilot, Instrument Pilot, Multi-engine Pilot, Flight Instructor and AIrline Transport Pilot licenses. With over 1500 hours of flight time, jet transition course and internship in the United States, this program awards its graduates an Associate of Aeronautical Science college degree.

Other flight training programs, such as Commercial Pilot Program or graduates from any other non-Aerocadet programs, do not qualify for these internships.

 

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