Class Start dates August 7, August 21, & September 5

Professional Pilot Programs

Professional Pilot Career Programs for Commercial License

We train students for these career paths! 

Airline Passenger pilot

Airline Cargo Pilot

Charter, private and corporate pilots

sUAS pilot (Small Unmanned Aerial Systems under 55 lbs.)

Need to finish your training? Go to our finish pilot training programs.


Professional Pilot Career Program Details

Professional Pilot Program (Intended for US residents)

Zero Experience to Commercial Pilot in 12 to 15 months and Certified Flight Instructor Job!

AAA is your airline and other commercial pilot career solution from zero time to airline pilot in just two years flying for regional and major airlines.

  • Private through Commercial Multi Eng. with CFIs
  • Airline-Oriented Training from Day One for all career paths
  • Fixed Cost in a realistic Time Frame
  • Pilot Recruiting Events During Training
  • Guaranteed Instructor job – your best way to Reach Airline Minimums
    Earning up to $37,000 annually PLUS airline tuition reimbursement
  • $11,000 in Airline Sponsored Tuition reimbursement

Your Flight Training Course Includes

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

How this Program works!

  1. With airline-oriented, total immersion training from day one, you will graduate from AAA’s Professional Pilot Program in 12 months (from zero time), earning your Commercial Multi-Engine pilot certificate with Certified Flight Instructor certificates.
  2. After graduating the program, you receive a guaranteed Flight Instructor job with AAA, where you can earn up to $54,000 annually with airline tuition reimbursement and gain the necessary flight experience to reach airline hiring minimums of 1500 hours.
  3. During your time as a flight instructor, at 500 hours total flight time, you can begin earning at least $11,000 in airline sponsored tuition reimbursement.
  4. After approximately 12 months as a flight instructor, you will have logged enough flight time to meet airline hiring minimums and ready to take the next step in your professional pilot career.

Submit an application today or call AAA to learn more 830-584-7058 or use our contact form.

Three ways to submit your application or obtain information on financing and classroom/flight instruction.

Speak with an AAA admissions representative or flight instructor, if you just have questions or need more guidance. 830-584-7058


Professional UAS Pilot Career Program

Shortest time to a career at zero to 6 months. 100 flight hours and 20 hours for your sUAS Certificate.  Your training includes the crew type training, the Ab Initio training we offer in our other PPCP.

sUAS Pilot Program

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
How the 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 six 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.

Submit an application today or call AAA to learn more 830-584-7058 or use our contact form.

Three ways to submit your application or obtain information on financing and classroom/flight instruction.

Speak with an AAA admissions representative or flight instructor, if you just have questions or need more guidance. 830-584-7058


International Students Professional Pilot Career Program

Zero through CPL ME IR in about 12 months.Link to more information here

International Professional Pilot Program (intended for foreign nationals)

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
    • 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!

Pay for flight school

Call us 830-584-7058 or use one of contact options and request a list of financing options, scholarships, and other help available to pay for your pilot training.

Work on a two-year or four-year degree in aviation at a college like Charter College online while you learn to become a pilot.

Start before the fall semester. The next class starts September 6th and includes a the tuition reimbursement for the first 20 students.

Start your dream of flying today! Submit an application, call AAA to learn more 830-584-7058 or use our contact form to ask for more information.


We train students for these career paths! 

Airline Passenger pilot

Airline Cargo Pilot

Charter, private and corporate pilots

sUAS pilot (Small Unmanned Aerial Systems under 55 lbs.)

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