Learn to Fly in College

Did you know you can learn to fly while in college? CTI Professional Flight Training offers two programs designed especially for students who want to earn their wings while earning a degree. There’s never been a better time to learn to fly than now. Pilot training requires a lower financial investment compared to other professions with the same salary. The return on investment is one of the most attractive aspects of flight training. Plus you get to travel the world and see places you might have otherwise never experienced. 

Advantage of  Earning Your Degree 

Most major airlines prefer pilots with degrees. Coming in with a college education can help you climb the ranks a lot faster. Approved Bachelor’s degree programs can give you 500 “credit” hours towards your Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate. Associates degree programs can earn you up to 250 “credit” hours. 

Learn to Fly at CTI

At CTI we understand the time constraints that come with attending college. You have classes, deadlines, and hopefully a social life to enjoy. You might think there’s no time left for flying. That’s why we’ve designed to different routes designed especially for those students in a full-time college setting. 

CTI College Summer Program

If you don’t have plans during summer break it’s the perfect time to start learning to fly. CTI’s College Summer Program features 9-10 week sessions that give you all the training you need to be a certified pilot. By the end of your senior year you’ll qualify as a Certified Flight instructor, and will need only one additional year of training to fulfill your ATP requirements. 

CTI Express College Program

The CTI Express College Program is similar to the Summer Program but features additional training time to speed up the process. You’ll add on about one hour during each week and 1-2 hours on the weekends, leaving you plenty of time to fulfill your college commitments. By the end of your sophomore year, you’ll qualify as a Certified Flight instructor and be ready to achieve your ATP requirements just six months after you graduate. 

You’ll qualify as a Certified Flight Instructor at the end of your sophomore year (meaning you can earn money by teaching others during your summer breaks!), and will be ready to achieve your ATP requirements just six months after graduation!

If getting a jump on your aviation career and building your skills while in college sounds good to you, download our handy guide, or get in touch for more information.

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