About San Diego Flight Training International
Welcome to San Diego Flight Training International located in beautiful Southern California. SDFTI is a certified & approved 141 schools 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?
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 flight deck. 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 the 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 too 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 en route" 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 flight deck.
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-follow M1 Visa process. Many of our international students are looking for a 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.
San Diego Flight Training International has authority to issue I-20's which allow students to obtain a 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 aliens can 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 and when done correctly will have little impact on your training.