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A course is a direction of study open to high school graduates that focuses on a particular topic. Courses vary in length of time required for completion; some can last several days while others can take a year or more to finish.

What is a course in professional pilot license? It’s a program for aspiring pilots that usually includes a combination of both ground and air instruction. Some courses offer additional training in emergency procedures or turbine transition for scholars familiar with only piston engine aircraft. Instruction often begins with a foundation in general aviation knowledge. Training for real flight skills generally comes next with the use of computer-based flight simulators.

Budding aviators learn a number of skills from this course, like basic aerodynamics and how to conduct a cross-country flight. Knowledge in these areas can lead to the self-confidence necessary to pilot an aircraft.

The cost for a course that helps to obtain a professional pilot’s license can vary depending on the type of aircraft and type of license. Cost is also dependant on geography and jurisdiction. It is advised that nascent pilots thoroughly research programs before committing to one.

Those who complete a course in professional pilot license can expect to find themselves in command of a helicopter or airplane. A license simply allows a pilot to operate an aircraft. This can lead to private piloting for recreation or a commercial aviation career.  For the latter, the license will allow one to enter the commercial labor force as a helicopter pilot or airplane pilot. Depending on the type of course and the institution, there may be additional electives that can make for a more attractive job candidate.

Courses that offer professional pilot’s licenses generally take place at specific locations, such as full-scale aviation academies at or near an airport. These facilities are equipped with flight simulators and aircraft that can aid in learning for this type of course. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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3 Results in Professional Pilot License

Bristow Academy

Bristow Academy’s combined FAA/EASA Professional Pilot Program provides complete European certification by combining EASA CPL(H) training with FAA training components. Th ... [+]

Bristow Academy’s combined FAA/EASA Professional Pilot Program provides complete European certification by combining EASA CPL(H) training with FAA training components. This course is approved for the application of one year of post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Certification

FAA Private Pilot License (PPL) FAA Commercial Pilot License (CPL) FAA Instrument Rating (IR) EASA Commercial Pilot License (CPL-H) FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) FAA Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Duration 20 months Approx. Flight Hours 216.2 *This is the average duration of the program. Actual duration is based on individual student aptitude. [-]
USA Titusville United Kingdom Chesterfield
September 2020
Full-time
20 months
Campus
Bristow Academy

Bristow Academy’s EASA Integrated Commercial Pilot License (CPL-H) program is designed for students wishing to obtain employment within the European flight market. ... [+]

Bristow Academy’s EASA Integrated Commercial Pilot License (CPL-H) program is designed for students wishing to obtain employment within the European flight market.

This program meets the minimum requirement of 135 hours of flight training to meet the flying experience requirements of EASA Part FCL 1178/2011 Annex 1, Appendices 3 and 4. Classes start in January, May, and September and are limited to 14 students in each class.

Certification

FAA Private Pilot License (PPL) EASA Commercial Pilot License (CPL-H) Duration 12 months Approx. Flight Hours 138.5 *This is the average duration of the program. Actual duration is based on individual student aptitude. [-]
USA Titusville United Kingdom Chesterfield
September 2020
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Bristow Academy

Bristow Academy’s FAA Professional Pilot Program is a comprehensive curriculum of ground and flight instruction designed to develop students into professional aviators. C ... [+]

Bristow Academy’s FAA Professional Pilot Program is a comprehensive curriculum of ground and flight instruction designed to develop students into professional aviators. Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) are available as add-on components. This program, in conjunction with the CFI and CFII courses, is approved for the application of one year of post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Certification

FAA Private Pilot License (PPL) R44 Transition FAA Instrument Rating (IR) FAA Commercial Pilot License (CPL) Duration 10 months Approx. Flight Hours

151.5

*This is the average duration of the program. Actual duration is based on individual student aptitude. ... [-]

USA Titusville United Kingdom Chesterfield
September 2020
Full-time
10 months
Campus