Class Starts dates May 1, June 5, August 1, & September 5

Pilot Programs Fixed Cost

Fixed Cost Tuition for Pilot Programs is $59,995.

NEW! $10,000 scholarship offer is available for upcoming spring and summer classes. 

Call Admissions at (830)423-4664 for details and to get your application in today.

Final program cost will be $49,995 with the tuition.

The VT AAA Professional Pilot Career program takes you from Zero to Commercial and CFI in 12 to 15 Months. 

Zero Experience to regional Airline Pilot in Just Two Years!

 VT AAA is your airline career solution from zero time to airline pilot in just two years flying for regional.

  • Private through Commercial Multi with CFIs
  • Airline-Oriented Training from Day One
  • Fixed Cost in a realistic Time Frame
  • Pilot Recruiting Events During Training
  • Guaranteed Instructor job – your path to Reach Airline Minimums
    Earning up to $37,000 annually PLUS airline tuition reimbursement opportunities based on interviews and airlines.
  • $11,000 in Airline Sponsored Tuition reimbursement from many regional airlines. Plus many other incentives so call us to learn more of the differences for each regional airline.

Your Flight Training Course Includes

  • Private Single & Instrument
  • Commercial Multi & Instrument
  • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) rating 
  • 255 Hours Logged Flight Time
    • 90 Hours Single-Engine Instruction & Flight Checks
    • 20 Hours Multi-Engine Instruction & Flight Checks
    • 50 Hours Simulator (FTD)
    • 120 Commercial
  • 270 required hours for training with 255 hours logged flight time
  1. All Classroom & Individual Ground Instruction
  2. Aircraft Manuals, Training Syllabus & Checklists (paid directly by student to suppliers)
  3. All Pre- and Post-Flight Briefings

The professional pilot career program costs 

  • $59,995 plus ground school materials, checkrides and tests and living expenses.
  • With our $10,000 Scholarship it’s $49,995.
  • $1,500 down payment to hold your spot in class. $500 is for processing and $1000 toward ground school and books and uniforms.
  • The amount to bring the first day of class, is only the $13,995 for the private pilot module or the cost for the program that your starting.
  • This is the best offer in the industry for real private to commercial and CFI training!
  • The program takes about 12 to 15 months to complete.
  • Fly as often as possible to maintain the level of competency needed to stay proficient.
  • The Guaranteed Instructor job base pay is $37,000 with bonuses and other cash incentives and full benefits (about $52k a year).
  • CFI job works so you can accumulate the required airline pilot hours.
  • VT AAA also takes the initiative to connect you with one of our regional airline partners.

What’s Not Included in the Fixed-Cost Price

AAA’s fixed cost pricing includes flight training in excess of FAA Part 141 minimums to provide a realistic amount of training required by most pilots. Logged flight times may vary slightly due to flight check times and other considerations.

The following additional costs are not included in your fixed price:

  • Examiners’ fees of approximately $2,500 (paid in cash to examiner)
  • iPad, Headset, Flight Bag & other pilot gear that you will need (purchased separately)
  • Third Party iPad Apps

Two ways to submit your application.

  • Speak with an AAA admissions representative, for questions or more guidance. 830-423-6446
  • Fill out the online application.

 2017 $10,000 scholarship offer

Please apply online here and request the scholarship.

Two ways to submit your application.

  • Speak with an AAA admissions representative, for questions or more guidance. 830-423-6446
  • Fill out the online application.

Tuition costs Pilot Program Professional UAS Pilot

Fixed Tuition is $16,995! (with IFR $19,995) 

sUAS (Drone) Pilot Program details

Your Flight Training Course Includes

  • Private Single & Instrument
  • 125 Hours Logged Flight Time
    • 100 Hours Single-Engine Instruction & Flight Checks
    • 25 Hours sUAS (multi-rotor & fixed wing) Pilot-in-Command Certification
    • 25 Hours Simulator / Mission Planning
  • All Classroom & Individual Ground Instruction
    • Private Pilot Ground School
    • Aviation Weather
    • Aircraft Systems
    • Instrument Pilot Ground School
    • Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems sUAS (55 lbs and Under)
    • Introduction to FAA Section 333 Waiver
    • Remote Sensing and Imagery
    • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Pilot and Payload Operator
  • Aircraft Manuals, Training Syllabus & Checklists
  • All Pre- and Post-Flight Briefings

What’s Not Included in the Fixed-Cost Price

AAA’s fixed cost pricing includes flight training in excess of FAA Part 141 minimums to provide a realistic amount of training required by most pilots. Logged flight times may vary slightly due to flight check times and other considerations.

The following additional costs are not included in your fixed price:

  • Examiners’ fees of approximately $800 (paid in cash to examiner)
  • iPad, Headset, Flight Bag & other pilot gear that you will need (purchased separately)
  • Third Party iPad Apps

How the sUAS Program Works

  1. With commercial drone operations always in view and total immersion training from day one, you will graduate from AAA’s sUAS (Drone) Pilot Program in just 6 months (from zero time), earning your Private Pilot License with an Instrument rating and Pilot-in-Command (PIC) certificate.
  2. After graduating the sUAS (Drone) Pilot Program AAA you will have logged enough flight time to meet the hiring minimums for most Section 333 operators and be ready to take the next step in your professional sUAS (drone) pilot career.
  3. AAA will introduce you to our bridge partners who are hiring in the sUAS industry. These include existing commercial operators conducting aerial work such as wind turbine blade inspections, pipeline inspections, cell tower inspections, flare stack inspections and refineries just to name a few.

Two ways to submit your application.

  • Speak with an AAA admissions representative, for questions or more guidance. 830-584-7058
  • Fill out the online application.

International Tuition costs Professional Pilot Career Fixed Tuition $54,995 (International self-sponsored students) 

  • Zero through CPL ME IR in about 12 to 15 months.
  • Living expenses are not included in tuition. Check with admissions for current costs.

International Professional Pilot Program (intended for foreign nationals) details: 

Your Flight Training Course Includes

  • Private Single & Instrument
  • Commercial Multi & Instrument
  • 255 Hours Logged Flight Time
    • 170 Hours Single-Engine Instruction & Flight Checks
    • 35 Hours Multi-Engine Instruction & Flight Checks ** includes Instrument rating
    • 50 Hours Simulator (FTD)
  • All Classroom & Individual Ground Instruction
  • Aircraft Manuals, Training Syllabus & Checklists
  • All Pre- and Post-Flight Briefings

More About Your Training

  • AAA’s International Professional Pilot Program (IPPP) flight training gets you the most qualifications in the best complex multi-engine aircraft, with the best airline-oriented flight training.
  • Recommended for students who already have an established a relationship with a local flight school in your home country to help you through your conversion training. AAA’s International Professional Pilot Program is the most efficient and “shortest time to train” commercial pilot training you can receive anywhere in the world. The total-immersion training maximizes your knowledge and skill retention.
  • Do you hold a green card and are you interested in working as a flight instructor for AAA?…Call for details!

Two ways to submit your application.

  • Speak with an AAA admissions representative, for questions or more guidance. 830-584-7058
  • Fill out the online application.

2016 Flight Training Scholarship Donors (will update with 2017 info soon as it’s available.)

Blackburn Flight Scholarship

Student pilots in the Pacific Northwest seeking assistance with their flight training costs can thank Claude Blackburn for his support of their efforts.  Two scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each.

The Richard R. and Gretchen E. Harper Scholarship in memory of Richard R. Harper

In memory of her late husband, Gretchen E. Harper established the Richard R. and Gretchen E. Harper Scholarships. Two scholarships of $5,000 each are awarded in Rick’s memory.

Noe-Singer Flight Training Scholarship

The Noe-Singer Flight Training Scholarship is generously funded by Larry Noe. Larry has created a special opportunity for a student pilot to be awarded $12,000 to cover the costs of earning a private pilot certificate.

Erral Lea Plymate Memorial Endowment Scholarships

Glenn Plymate and his family have been long-time supporters of the AOPA Foundation’s safety programs and passionate advocates for sharing the gift of flying with others. In 2003, to honor his late wife, flying partner, and Oregon aviation enthusiast. Currently, five scholarships in the amount of $2,500 are funded through this endowment.

Richard Santori Memorial Scholarship and the Gina Santori Flight Training Scholarship

When asked about her inspiration for funding flight training scholarships, Gina funds the Richard Santori Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 and an additional $5,000 flight training scholarship for deserving student pilots.

Ceci Stratford Flight Training Scholarship

Cecelia (Ceci) Stratford’s  two $5,000 scholarships that she funds, Ceci said, “Each new pilot ensures that general aviation will continue to serve our communities and pave the way to careers that many pilots aspire to.”


 

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