How will U.S. flight training help me outside the U.S.?
What kind of jobs will I be qualified for when I graduate?
Ascent Aviation’s Career Program meets all licensing requirements for our students to be legally employed as a US Commercial Pilot. Our students graduate with approximately 200 hours of experience, and can stay on at school for “time-building,” or flying additional hours to gain additional flight experience. Many of our students take about 50 additional hours of time building to qualify for jobs in other countries, such as Venezuela or Peru. In addition, if you are legally qualified to work in the United States, we often hire our own students as instructors, so you can pass along your love of aviation to others while you build experience!
Can Ascent Aviation Academy help me build flight hours?
As a student enrolled at Ascent, you have the opportunity to perform additional hours outside of what the specific course provides. We often offer special time building discounts for our graduates. Ask to hear our latest rates!
All course durations are based on a full-time schedule (at least 2-3 hours daily 3-4 days a week).
- Private Pilot – 2-3 months
- Instrument Rating – 2-3 months
- Commercial Pilot – 1-2 months
- Professional Pilot Program (Private to Commercial) – 9-12 months
- Professional Pilot Program (Instrument to Commercial) – 4 months
- Certified Flight Instructor Airplane – 1.5 months
- Certified Flight Instructor Instrument – 3 weeks Assumes student is IFR Current before training commences.
- Certified Flight Instructor Multi-Engine – 2 weeks Assumes applicant already holds the aeronautical experience requirements before training commences (15 hours PIC of a Multi-Engine Airplane.)
- Flight Review – 1 day
- Instrument Proficiency Check – 1 day
What happens when weather or maintenance problems cancel a flying lesson? Who’s responsible for rescheduling lessons and reporting maintenance problems?
Ascent Aviation Academy staff and Instructors are responsible for the scheduling of students ground and flight activities to ensure timely completion of each training program. We do our best to make sure each student’s flights are rescheduled as efficiently as possible to ensure you stay on track with your training program.
Are there advantages to training in Los Angeles?
Los Angeles offers excellent weather for flying, making scheduling your flights much less of a hassle than it might be in other locations. In addition, Van Nuys Airport KVNY is the premier general aviation airport in the United States, There is plenty to learn from such a bustling place!
Can I take a tour of Ascent Aviation Academy?
Of course you can take a tour! We would love the opportunity to show you around our facilities and explain the training in more detail. You can also meet the staff, instructors, and other students to get a feel for our training environment. Call us at 323-893-6655 today to set up your tour!
Let your dreams take a flight!
Choose Ascent Aviation Academy located at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles and let your dreams and passions take flight. We can’t wait to hear from you and offer you the training you deserve.