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What should I consider when looking for a flight school?

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Each flight school has something different to offer prospective pilots. Some of the key things to consider when researching aviation schools include:

  • Courses: You have the choice between programs and courses. Programs such as our AAPT offer a direct route to becoming a commercial pilot. While certificates, ratings and courses, are approved by the FAA under 14 CFR Part 141
  • Funding: Funding availability and financial support can also play a huge role. You could consider aviation scholarships or flight school loans such as Stratus Financial, Meritize or Sallie Mae as a means of funding your pilot training
  • Location: Where your flight school is located can matter. Our Flight Academy in Sanford, Florida, offers wonderful flying weather for over 300 days of the year. Therefore, our cadets can spend more time up in the aircraft
  • Career opportunities: Some flight schools will offer direct routes into employment or will have strong connections with airlines, giving cadets excellent employment opportunities. L3Harris has affiliations with airlines that visit campus regularly to interview for First Officer positions. Additionally, AAPT graduates also earn a Flight Instructor Certificate through their programs, giving them a guaranteed job interview for a Flight Instructor position with us

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