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Fernando Contreras – CTI PFT Flight Instructor Spotlight

Fernando was a CTI PFT student and finished his flight training at our Florida flight school location and now has become an instructor at our Tennessee location. Watch the video below as he describes his experience as a student and as a flight instructor at CTI Professional Flight Training.    

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CTI Professional Flight Training is a finalist in the 2016 Building Memphis Awards

CTI Professional Flight Training has been recognized as a finalist in the Public/Private Project, sub $10 Million category of the Memphis Business Journal’s Building Memphis Awards. The Building Memphis Awards honor projects throughout the area that create community impact in the areas of investment, job creation, and potential impact on the surrounding area. The project…

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CTIPFT Unveils New Millington Professional Flight School

Our Millington, Tennessee FAA-approved flight school will host its grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting on Friday, July 10, 2015 and an open house celebration on Saturday, July 11, 2015. We are taking this amazing opportunity to introduce local aviation enthusiasts and future pilots to our courses, instructors, brand new facility and fleet. Our open…

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Airlines To Put Pilots in a “Spin” in New Training Initiative

The latest trend in training pilots to fly commercial jets features the practicing of extreme maneuvers in small, propeller-powered aircraft. Using a technique that was unheard of until very recently, many carriers such as Delta and South African Airways are sending their most experienced flight instructors back to flight school to learn how to recognize…

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Groups Requesting That Congress Protect Veterans’ Flight Training

Today’s latest aviation news shows that Congress may pass a law that would curtail funding for flight training for veterans. Seven aviation associations, including AOPA (Aircraft Owners And Pilots Association), have sent a joint letter to Congress requesting for them to put a stop to legislation from cutting down funding for flight training for veterans.…

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Upset Prevention and Recovery Training Course in a New Aerobatic Biplane

CTI Professional Flight Training has just become the first US flight school to use the WACO Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 aircraft to perform upset prevention and recovery training.  Using an aerobatic aircraft to learn stalls and spins makes the pilot more familiar with these maneuvers—and how to handle them—when the plane loses control unexpectedly. “In the past,…

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Flight Training Financing

As many who dream of becoming a pilot are aware, ways to finance your flight school dreams are few and far between. However, there’s good news on the way: just this morning, AOPA announced a new program being offered through its financing counterpart, AOPA Aviation Finance Co. This unique program offers flight training financing up to…

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Demand For Pilots on the Rise In Florida

There has been quite a surge in the need for pilots, especially in South Florida due to the ideal year-round weather. It’s anticipated that over 30,000 pilots will retire within the next 6 years, mainly due to the mandatory retirement age of 65 for pilots. The shortage of pilots is especially dire for regional airlines…

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Carpooling may soon be available for air travel

A Florida pilot has introduced an interesting twist to the thought of carpooling, as he is now taking it to the friendly skies. If you have any travel plans and want to maybe avoid some of the minor time intensive process, you will be able to log into the app and search for pilots that…

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