San Diego Flight Training International

Introduction
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About San Diego Flight Training International

Welcome to San Diego Flight Training International located in beautiful Southern California. SDFTI is a certified & approved 141 school with flight test examination authority and has been graduating professional pilots since 1989.

SDFTI has helped hundreds of ambitious pilots meet their professional flight training goals with a spotless safety record. We look forward to helping you do the same.

We offer an outstanding atmosphere to complete your aviation training and Montgomery Field (San Diego) enjoys more than 350 flight training days a year on average due to its excellent weather. San Diego also boasts a warm and dry climate, beautiful beaches, and tourist attractions in a safe and casual environment. The controlled air traffic system and a mixture of long white ocean beaches, colorful deserts and rugged snow-capped mountains in the area make San Diego the most ideal and beautiful aviation training location in the country.

Your decision to choose a flight school is an important step and recent surveys demonstrate that a critical difference for experienced students is the style and quality of instruction available. This is the area in which SDFTI scored highest in a recent independent marketing survey.

Each course has a syllabus that has been developed to move you through as efficiently as possible with an emphasis on structure, safety and quality.

Our graduates are extremely successful in accomplishing their goals. Nearly 100% pass their written tests on the first try and more than 80% pass their practical flight test with just one try.

Why Choose SDFTI?

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Because SDFTI offers world class training & is proven successful... We've been training pilots here in the San Diego area for well over 20 years.

STRUCTURE


We give you the type of structured training that every airline desires when picking the best people for the most coveted positions on an aircraft flightdeck. We offer training under both Part 61 and Part 141 with examination authority as prescribed by the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR).

INTERVIEWS PREPARATION


Each student is given the job interview and preparation skills to land a job with the widest number of airlines available in the industry. It is more than JUST an interview; it is a career you want … we get you there quickly, effectively, and safely.

TRAINING ENVIRONMENT

It is more than days a year you can fly, it is the total number of hours and the comfort in which you can safely experience them. AT SDFTI you benefit from the Southern California Flying Experience which gives you the greatest opportunity to log hours day after day.

DIVERSITY OF TERRAIN


In a single flight you can easily go from 70 miles of ocean-front beaches to inland valleys to mile-high mountain peaks to the desert parks of the Anza-Borrego to an agriculturally rich Imperial Valley and Salton Sea. You have the opportunity to experience more here than anywhere else.

VARIETY OF AIRSPACE AND AIRPORTS


There is more variety within 20 miles of SDFTI than any other school on the planet. From multiple Class Bravo commercial and military operations to class 8 controlled civil aviation runways to small uncontrolled strips. Here you have the opportunity to be exposed to virtually anything you will find in your career. We also have one of two "tower enroute" corridors available in the United States.

NEWEST AIRCRAFT

SDFTI owns, operates, and maintains a 15 aircraft fleet. This includes twin and single engine complex aircraft, and the newest collection of Cessna 172s in the region including the Garmin® G1000® equipped glass flightdeck.

International Students

SDFTI is authorized by the United States government to enroll Non-Immigrant Alien (International) students and Resident Aliens into flight training classes. This requires initiating the quick and easy-to-followM1 Visa process.

Many of our international students are looking for an fast and economical start-to-finish commercial program that includes the FAA Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Multiengine programs.

International students may also choose to train in our new and modern fleet and select any of the individual FAA certifications and ratings to complete a personalized course of study.

I-20 Authorized

San Diego Flight Training International has authority to issue I-20's which allow students to obtain an student (M-1) Visa through their respective embassy to enter the United States for flight training. This will allow foreign nationals to get an M1 VISA and then begin their flight training in the USA.Please note that nonresident alienscan only train at schools that are I-20 authorized. Failure to adhere to this policy can lead to deportation. We also accept transfers of nonresident aliens who are training at other I-20 approved and authorized flight schools.This is a very easy process andwhen done correctly will have very little impact on your training.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Courses

Career Direct Program

Campus Full time 29 weeks September 2017 USA San Diego

While you can always train one-on-one with our pool of staff instructors, you might enjoy the advantages of the SDFTI Airline Direct Academy Career Direct Program which offers a complete primary aviation education in approximately just 29 weeks. [+]

While you can always train one-on-one with our pool of staff instructors, you might enjoy the advantages of the SDFTI Airline Direct Academy Career Direct Program which offers a complete primary aviation education in approximately just 29 weeks. Classes are forming now. Class sizes are limited to 10 students. With the Career Direct Program you can earn a Private Pilot Certificate (License), Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot Certificate, and Multiengine Rating in approximately 29 weeks. This course includes the following hours of instruction: Directed Ground Study [ 112 Hours] Pre/Post Flight - Ground Instruction [ 90 Hours ] Knowledge Test Preparation Ground Instruction [ 48 Hours ] Dual Cessna 172 Flight Time [ 77.5 Hours ] Dual Piper Arrow Flight Time [10 Hours] Dual Twin Engine Flight Time [15 Hours] Solo Cessna 172 Flight Time [ 80 Hours ] Solo Piper Arrow Flight Time [ 5 Hours ] Dual Advanced Flight Training Device (Simulator) [ 22.5 Hours ] Private, Instrument, G1000, and Commercial Pilot Training Kits Private, Instrument and Commercial Knowledge Test Examinations Private, Instrument, Commercial and Multiengine Practical Examinations Total Ground Instruction: 250 Hours Total Flight Instruction: 210 Hours Note: The listed hours of ground and flight instruction meet or exceed FAA regulations. It must be understood that all students do not learn at the same pace, therefore it is possible that some students may exceed the listed hours in order to complete their aviation objective. International students are welcome. Other course costs NOT included: Housing (We are happy to help you locate accommodations.) Academy Student Uniforms [-]

Commercial Pilot Certificate

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA San Diego

The Commercial Certification Course - Single Engine is for those students who require commercial pilot privileges in single engine aircraft only. [+]

The Commercial Certification Course - Single Engine is for those students who require commercial pilot privileges in single engine aircraft only. Applicant will receive 120 hours of flight training as follows; (Dual 40 hrs. non-complex, Dual 10 hrs. complex, Solo 5 hrs. complex. Solo 65 hrs. non-complex and 65 hours of classroom instruction (Directed Study 35 - Ground Instruction 30). Ground school instruction includes preflight preparation and procedures; complex aircraft procedures; complex aircraft systems; advanced multi-engine aerodynamics; airplane performance limitations; Federal Aviation Regulations; stall awareness; aeronautical charts and publications; radio aids to VFR navigation; meteorology and weather data services; national airspace system; radio communications; air traffic control; aero medical factors; commercial operations; passenger and freight loading; night maneuvers; and ground operations. Flight training syllabus includes preflight procedures; airport operations; maximum performance takeoffs and landings; maximum performance flight maneuvers; ground reference maneuvers; navigation and cross country flying; slow flight and stalls; complex aircraft operation; commercial flight maneuvers; emergency procedures; night operations; and post-flight briefing. [-]

Private Pilot Certificate

Campus Full time Part time 8 weeks September 2017 USA San Diego + 1 more

The Private Pilot Certification Course will be the student's first introduction to modern aviation. Applicant will receive a minimum of 35 hours of flight training and 70 hours of ground and/or classroom instruction. [+]

The Private Pilot Certification Course will be the student's first introduction to modern aviation. Applicant will receive a minimum of 35 hours of flight training and 70 hours of ground and/or classroom instruction. Ground school training includes aerodynamics and the principals of flight; aircraft systems; meteorology and weather data services; airspace; air traffic control; radio communications; Federal Aviation Regulations; aero medical factors; aeronautical charts and associated publications; aircraft performance and limitations; basic and radio navigation; night flying procedures; flight planning; flight maneuvers; and ground operations. Flight training syllabus includes preflight procedures; airport operations; takeoffs and landings; performance maneuvers; ground reference maneuvers; navigation and cross-country operations; basic instrument maneuvers; stalls; emergency operations; night operations; and post-flight briefing. [-]

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Commercial Multi Engine Certificate

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA San Diego

Applicant will receive 120 hours of flight training as follows; (Dual 26 hrs. non-complex, Dual 10 hrs. complex, Dual 19 hrs. multi-engine, Solo 65 hrs. non-complex and 65 hours of classroom instruction (Directed Study 35 - Ground Instruction 30). [+]

Applicant will receive 120 hours of flight training as follows; (Dual 26 hrs. non-complex, Dual 10 hrs. complex, Dual 19 hrs. multi-engine, Solo 65 hrs. non-complex and 65 hours of classroom instruction (Directed Study 35 - Ground Instruction 30). Ground school instruction includes preflight preparation and procedures; complex aircraft procedures; complex aircraft systems; advanced multi engine aerodynamics; airplane performance limitations; Federal Aviation Regulations; stall awareness; aeronautical charts and publications; radio aids to VFR navigation; meteorology and weather data services; national airspace system; radio communications; air traffic control; aero medical factors; commercial operations; passenger and freight loading; night maneuvers; and ground operations. Flight training syllabus includes preflight procedures; airport operations; maximum performance takeoffs and landings; maximum performance flight maneuvers; ground reference maneuvers; navigation and cross country flying; slow flight and stalls; complex aircraft operation; commercial flight maneuvers; emergency procedures; night operations; and postflight briefing. [-]

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Contact

San Diego Flight Training International

Address Aero Drive 8745
San Diego 92123, United States
Website http://www.sdfti.com/
Phone +1 858-569-1822