Fly into an Exciting Future

with CTI Professional Flight Training

CTI Professional Flight Training has teamed up with the Meritize platform* to offer our student’s a unique financing option

Meritize knows you are more than your credit score, and that is why they look at your past achievements to potentially enhance your loan options.
A few reasons why the Meritize Platform is a great option for students include:
  • Fixed and variable interest rates available**Flexible payment options, including deferring full principal and interest payments until 3months after you complete your training
  • Customer support available6days a week
  • 0.25%interest rate deduction if you sign up for autopay***
Checking your loan options with Meritize has never been easier. You can fill out a short application to check your loan options without impacting your credit score.
If loan options are available to you, Meritize will request your merit information to finalize your application. This could be in the form of:
  • Academic Experience (Official or unofficial transcript or HSE certification)
  • Military Experience (DD214)
Want to learn more? Check out their FAQ page here: or give them a call at 833-MERIT-4-U.
Ready to see if you qualify? Check your options here:
*CTI Professional Flight Training does not endorse a particular lender, nor is it affiliated with Meritize Financial, Inc. ("Meritize") or the Meritize platform.
Meritize Lending, LLC, NMLS ID 1661035 (NMLS Consumer Access
Meritize Financial, Inc. NMLS ID 1986399 (NMLS Consumer Access
Terms and Conditions apply. Meritize branded loan products are educational loans issued by Meritize Lending, LLC**. Meritize reserves the right to modify or discontinue products and benefits at any time without notice. To qualify, a borrower must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or hold an Employment Authorization Document and meet Meritize’s underwriting requirements. If approved for a loan the actual loan amount, term, payment, and APR amount of loan that a customer qualifies for may vary based on credit determination, state law and other factors. Meritize does not warrant or guarantee any claims made herein, including, but not limited to, gaining admission to a program, concerning the quality or financial strength of any educational institution, securing funding or obtaining employment. Our final loan offer may differ as a result of the school chosen and the associated cost of tuition. Not all schools are eligible for funding. Meritize does not offer educational loans in the following states: IN, ME, ND, NV, SD, VT, WI, WV, WY, PR. All rights reserved.
**For residents of SC, loan is made by Meritize Financial, Inc.

*Variable rates are subject to change.

Purdue Global Online BS in Professional Flight - Launch Your Career in Aviation

Two Accelerated Paths to Your Degree and ATP. You Decide the Path That’s Right for You.

Is your ambition to be a professional pilot? Our bachelor’s degree in professional flight prepares you with a broad knowledge of the aviation industry and offers all your nonflight courses 100% online.

Graduate in Less than 3 Years with Transfer Credit

  • Complete flight training in 12 months
  • Begin working as a flight instructor in your sophomore year
  • Accumulate flight hours for your R-ATP or ATP

Graduate in Less than 4 Years

  • Complete flight training in 24 months
  • Begin working as a flight instructor in your junior year
  • Accumulate flight hours for your R-ATP or ATP

Envoy Cadet Pilot Program Takes Flight at CTI Professional Flight Training

Envoy is launching its industry-leading Envoy Cadet Program to help the most promising future pilots make a smooth transition from the classroom to the cockpit. “By starting in the Envoy Cadet Program, students can put themselves on a direct path to a long-term career as a commercial airline pilot with American Airlines, the largest airline in the world, offering pilots the highest pay and the youngest fleet among the U.S. mainline carriers,” said Captain Ric Wilson, Envoy’s Vice President Flight Operations. “The Envoy Cadet Program allows us to ease the financial burden faced by aspiring pilots wanting to pursue this career, while simultaneously giving Envoy access to some of the nation’s top aviation talent.”

About CTI Professional Flight Training

CTI Professional Flight Training is an FAA Part 141-approved flight academy with locations near Memphis, TN and Fort Lauderdale, FL.  We specialize in customized, hands-on training programs with cutting-edge technology and proven teaching methods.  We train to the highest level of professional standards, so our pilots are competent, confident, safe, and disciplined.  CTI Professional Flight Training has been in continuous operation for over 30 years and has developed formal relationships with financing providers, airlines, collegiate universities and other institutions of higher education to ensure our students have unprecedented access to the resources and tools they need to become successful pilots in industry.

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Discovery Flights at CTI

Whether you are considering becoming a private pilot or a licensed commercial pilot, the Discovery Flight is a great first step.  The Discovery Flight is a one-on-one session with an FAA certified instructor, including an introduction to the fundamentals of aviation and an hour of actual flight time.  Under the supervision of the instructor you will actually receive "hands-on" flight time guaranteed to put a smile on your face.  Contact us today to schedule your Discovery Flight. TN (901.873.4359), FL (954.938.3043)

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CTI Airline Alliances

CTI Professional Flight Training is proud to announce alliances with Envoy Airlines, Silver Airways and SkyWest Airlines! These alliances provide guaranteed job interviews for graduating students, increased professional exposure along with other employment benefits.

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”

― Leonardo da Vinci ―