In order to begin any Commercial Pilot Training Program, you must first obtain your PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE (PPL).
Your PPL can be completed in a little as 5 weeks, if you train on a full-time basis.
Once you have your Private Pilot Licence (PPL), you can then enroll in a Commercial Pilot Training Program. When this program is complete, you will have earned your COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE (CPL).
Your CPL can be completed in a little as 5 months, if you train on a full-time basis.
Once you have completed your Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) Program, you will need to build an additional 50 hours, in order to meet the 250 hour requirement to obtain your CPL.
The best use of your training dollars and time, will be to use this flight time to acquire the Advanced Ratings that you will need in order to qualify for future employment opportunities. These ratings include the Multi-Engine Rating, which allows you to fly airplanes with more than one engine, and the Instrument Rating, which allows you to operate an aircraft in Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) conditions, which greatly increases your ability to conduct flights in most weather conditions.
Once you have completed your Multi-Engine Rating, your next step will be to complete your Instrument Rating - Multi-Engine ("Multi-IFR"), which will allow you to conduct flights when the weather does not meet the requirements of the Visual Flight Rules (VFR).
Now that you have completed your Commercial Pilot training, and used your "time-building" to obtain your Advanced Ratings, your next step is to obtain your Instructor Rating. You must have your Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) in order to enroll in an Instructor Rating program.
Working as a Flight Instructor is your best opportunity to gain the experience and flight hours required to meet the entry requirements for Commercial Air Operators and the Airlines. You will be getting paid to fly!
NOTE: Aurora Aviation Academy hires from our Students!
If you are fortunate enough to be hired as an Instructor at a high quality FTU, with high professional standards and well developed Quality & Safety Management Systems (QMS & SMS), you will be working with and learning from those who can "show you the way" and help you to develop excellent habits and procedures which will serve you extremely well when going on to fly in a professional Commercial Air Operator or Airline setting.
In fact, if those employers know and respect the FTU that you are working with, this can dramatically increase your odds of being hired by your ideal employer.
While you are working as a Flight Instructor, you are building experience, hours and relationships with people that will impact your future success as a Professional Pilot.
It sometimes happens that a Student that you train, goes on to become a Chief Pilot that you end up working for at an Airline, or a colleague sharing a cockpit with you!
The relationships you make may become your Aviation Network, giving you an early lead on job opportunities, a source of great references, etc. Everyone you meet during your time as an Instructor is someone that may be able to help you later on in your career, including your Supervisor, your Co-Workers and your Students.
Usually within 12 to 18 months of becoming a Flight Instructor, you can expect to begin receiving offers of employment from Commercial Air Operators and smaller Regional Airlines.
This is what you have been working and waiting for!
We can help you evaluate your opportunities, if you wish, and we will be here to celebrate with you as you transition from our Team to your next Career destination!
Your success is our success! We are in the business of helping you achieve your Aviation Dreams!