FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes. Paying for your flight training has never been easier. We have partnered with FLT Financial Services (FFS), a new lending partner exclusive to FLT Academy. FLT Financial Services offers the following:
- Easy Application Process
- Fixed Interest Rates
- Shorter and More Reasonable Repayment Terms
- No Prepayment Penalties
We also offer financing options through Meritize and Skybound, allowing students to fund their flight education without all the headache.
For more information about program financing, speak to an enrollment advisor, today!
For those who need to earn their wings and gain in-air experience, we provide several flight training programs. Our programs include individual pilot ratings from Private to Instructor, and we also offer part-time and full-time career path programs that are designed to prepare you in every way for a future in aviation.
Flight training programs include:
- FLT Zero to CFI
- FLT Zero to 135 SIC
- Private Pilot
- Instrument Rating
- Commercial Pilot
- Multi-Engine Add-On
- Certified Flight Instructor
- Instrument Instructor
- Multi-Engine Instructor
Yes. Not only does our pilot training put safety at the forefront, but so do our practices both in the air and on the ground— at every moment. Before our students test for their pilot’s rating, we make sure they are experts in safety, readily equipped with the knowledge and experience necessary to handle any situation. When you’re not in one of our aircraft, you can be assured that all of its maintenance needs are being met.
Our planes are inspected every 50 and 100 hours by our in-house seasoned mechanics. Each plane is seen by our maintenance staff twice a month and sometimes more. There is no expense spared in the maintenance and safety of our planes. It makes all the difference.
The length of time it takes to complete flight training varies on individual students availability and frequency of training, as well as the type of training they are undergoing.
Typical estimated timelines for FLT Academy students are:
- Full Career-Track Program: 15 months
- Basic Career-Track Program: 12 months
- Private Pilot Only: 3 months
- Instrument Rating Only: 3 months
- Commercial Pilot Only: 3 months
- Certified Flight Instructor: 3-4 months
- Certified Flight Instructor Instrument: 2-4 weeks
- Multi-Engine Add-On: 2-4 weeks
- Multi-Engine Instructor: 2-4 weeks
As mentioned above, these timelines can be increased or decreased based on a students availability for training, at-home study habits, lesson comprehension, overall flight experience and proficiency, and more.
Yes, FLT Academy specializes in accelerated flight training. Regardless of program enrollment, we have minimum flight training standards.
- Accelerated Program Minimum Flight Training Standard: Five lessons per week
- Less-Accelerated Program Minimum Flight Training Standard: Three lessons per week
Again, this depends on the program, but certificated pilots must spend a good amount of time in the sky, as well as on the ground with a pencil in hand. In-air experience is critical and teaches valuable lessons that can’t be accomplished in a simulator alone. Our students will spend many hours in one of our 50 aircraft with a professional instructor during their flight training.
For more information, feel free to email us at [email protected].
Thanks to our partnership with SkyWest Airlines, FLT Academy students receive mentorship and an enhanced introduction to the SkyWest Recruitment Team. Additionally, our students begin earning seniority as a Cadet from day one of training with FLT Academy. All of these factors contribute to the increased likelihood of FLT Academy students gaining employment with SkyWest Airlines, one of the world’s best airlines.
FLT Academy is based in Utah, with locations in Woods Cross (KBTF) and Spanish Fork (KSPK). We are proud to say that we are Utah’s top-rated flight school, helping students get the necessary training to start their careers in aviation.
For enrollment in an FLT Academy flight program, contact us today. We’ll help you with any questions along the way.
An intro flight is the perfect kickstart to following your dreams of a career in aviation. Individuals will take to the skies in one of our 50 aircraft with a trained flight instructor, gaining a birds-eye view of the ground while receiving valuable insights. The intro flight is a hands-on experience, allowing individuals to take the controls into their own hands and get a feel for flight.
If you would like to schedule an introductory flight, you can do so here.
With no prior flight experience or training, you can expect to invest the follow amounts.
- Private Pilot: $17,500 – $20,000
- Career-Track Program (Basic): $87,000 – $92,000
- Career-Track Program (Full): $100,000 – $108,000
These estimates include virtually everything and assume a student is starting with zero prior flight experience.
We know financing for your education is important so you can get started right away. Here are some frequently asked questions when it comes to paying for FLT Academy’s flight training.
Because FLT Academy offers three different financing options for prospective pilots, the timeline may vary. It can range from one day to one week.
Everyone is eligible to apply for financing. There’s no hard credit check for the application, so FLT Academy recommends all potential students apply to see what is available to them.
Interest rates vary based on which financial service is used.
- Meritize: Interest rate varies by application and is affected by factors such as current credit score, cosigner status, outstanding debts, and educational history.
- Skybound: Flat 11% interest rate plus the current secured overnight financing rate (SOFR).
- FLT Financial Services: Flat 10% interest rate.
- Single Ratings: Skybound or FLT Financial Services
- Career-Track Program (Accelerated): Meritize and Skybound
- Career-Track Program (Less-Accelerated): Skybound
You are only responsible to repay the funds used up to the point you halt your training, plus any associated fees incurred. Any unused funds at that time must be returned to the lender.
As of yet, there are no tuition discounts available. However, tuition can be reduced if a student has verified, previous flight training, or has their own equipment, such as a cellular iPad or aviation headset, to use.
Depending on the type of training (Career-Track Program vs private pilot, etc…), almost everything is included in our training estimates and covered by financing. All ground schools, books & materials, aviation headset, cellular iPad, ForeFlight subscription, FAA checkride/written test fees, flight time, instructor charges, flight bag essentials, and more are all factored in! Things not covered include:
- Fees for obtaining FAA First Class Medical Certificate
- Fees for obtaining Criminal Background History Report
- Fees for obtaining Driver’s License record
- Fees for drug screening test
- Non-Owner Aviation Renters Insurance
- iPad cellular data plan
Each student has an account with Flight Schedule Pro. From that dashboard, all financing can be tracked, right down to where every penny has been spent on flight training.