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Pathway to Degree in Aeronautics

Pullman Students

From CPL to A.S. with internship

This program is uniquely designed for pilots who already have a valid ICAO CPL and want to obtain AAS degree with an option for pilot internship.

Program Outline


Our Abridged College Degree "PATHWAY" is an integrated flight training, internship and degree program for advanced (at least CPL level) pilot license holders. Graduates will be eligible for CFI internship in the United States with our FTP and earn an Associate Degree in Aeronautical Science.

Quick program outline:

  • Over 2500 hours total flight time
  • Over 1000 hours turbine time*
  • Paid pilot internship, US and International
  • Any ICAO to FAA CPL conversion
  • Full Flight Instructor License
  • Option to obtain FAA Airline Transport License
  • Airline employment placement assistance (US and International)
  • Enhanced consulting and visa support
  • 12 months campus accommodation
  • Base cost only $33882.50 USD (with FAA CPL)


The "Pathway" academic and flight training program prepares our 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 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) Flight Instructor License with IR, AMEL, ASEL ratings.
Over 1500 hours of flight time as intern (optionally over 2500 hours)
Optional internship as charter or airline pilot
Jet Transition Course (CRJ-200/700/900)
Optional internship with the regional airlines in the US on CRJ/ERJ jets.
Aviation English ICAO-4 and 5 operational certification
Interview preparation and international airline employment assistance


Ten Main Advantages of Our Pathway 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 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. As an option, pilots will be able to apply for airline internship with the leading regional carriers, such as Sky West and GoJet, ans work on F-1 visa OPT option for 12 months. During this time, pilots will be earning $38 USD per flight hour, 24-hour $2 per diem, with the ability to fly up to 100 hours per month. After 12 months, interns should be able to build 1000 SIC hours on jet with MTOW over 30 tonnes.

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. In addition, our company offers exclusive employment support for those who want to build jet or turbine time in the US airlines. Such unique internship will be limited to approximately 1000 hours of turbine time in Caravan C-208B or approx 1000 hours in CRJ-200/700 or ERJ 145/175 regional jet.


As you can see, our "Pathway" 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 (2-3 months)  

2 ICAO CPL license conversion (if required) (1 month) USA
3 CFI/CFII/MEI course (3 months) USA
4 CPT Internship (flight instructor) (12 months) USA
5 OPT Internship (airline/charter pilot) (12 months) USA

6 Structured internship International (12 months) Int.

First 5 stages, except for stage 6, are conducted in the United States. All are conducted 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, an advanced pilot license (such as Commercial Pilot License or Airline Transport Pilot License) from any ICAO country (All of the applicant would need to be able to fulfill the requirements for FAR part 61.129 (a) section 1 & 2). 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: Commercial Pilot Conversion (1 month) and Instructor courses (3 months, with 4.5 months maximum duration), each giving our student a higher aeronautical license and grade. Once the student has completed his/her Flight Instructor License course, the structured internship phase may begin. The total duration of academic program is two years. Students are expected to be able to start flying as instructors after 6 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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License conversion from ICAO CPL to FAA CPL, Pricing

Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA ICAO CPL to FAA CPL conversion program fees:

[a] 33 hours multi engine
[b] FAA CPL written exam
[c] FAA IR written exam
[d] FAA CPL single and multi-engine practical exam
[e] FAA IR single and multi-engine exam


FAA Flight Instructor License and Academics, Pricing

Flight Training fees:

[a] SEL Dual, 20 hours
[b] MEL Dual, 5 hours


Flight Instructor Internship:

[a] Structured flight instructor standardization:up to 510 flight hours
[b] flight instructor internship: up to 1500 total flight hours

* Interns are paid by the academy at a rate of $20 USD per flight hour.


US Airline Pilot Internship (optional):

[a] Structured airline pilot internship, up to 12 months

* Interns are paid $38 per flight hour, with mimimum guaramntee 75 hours per month and maximum 100 hours per month, plus $2 per hour per diem.


International ferry pilot internship (optional):

[a] Structured commercial pilot internship, up to 12 months

* Interns are paid by Global Air LLC at the rate of $250-500 USD per flight day.


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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:

  CPL Commercial Pilot License, FAA
  CFI Certified Flight Instructor License, FAA
  IR Instrument Rating, FAA
  ME Multi-Engine Rating, FAA
  SE Single-Engine Rating, FAA
ATPL Airline Transport Pilot License (after 1250 hours flight time)

* ATPL license is optional and not included in the cost of Pathway program

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Academic subjects

Academics is offered on the basis of Aviator College, which specializes 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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Total 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 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:

ICAO CPL to FAA CPL license conversion (if required): $13130
Instructor courses and degree academics: $33882
Total: $47012


Program Price $33,882.50* including administration fee, housing deposit, key card deposit, mailbox fee, writtens and check rides, books, uniforms, and supplies and up to 12 months of on campus shared room housing.

*You may need to add proox. $3500 USD if you hold ICAO or FAA CPL with single-engine and instrument rating only, in order to convert to CPL with multi-engine rsating.

**Applicants who hold a valid FAA CPL program with multi-engine and single engine endorsements, as well as Instrument Ratings, do not need to pay for ICAO CPL to FAA CPL conversion.

Additional Services

(Offered only by "Aerocadet")

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

International Ferry Pilot Internship + $1750


*IFPI is provided by Global Air LLC, Virginia, USA.

Financial Aid

Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA Currently available ONLY under the following conditions (see details >>>)


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