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Enroll In The Best Flight Training Programs In Southern California

At ActivePILOT, we pride ourselves on being the leader in career-oriented flight training programs. Whether you are aiming to earn your Private Pilot License or striving to become ATP qualified through our Zero-1500 airline training program, we have the perfect path for you.

Flight Training Programs
Stage 1 - Learn To Fly

Become A Student Pilot

The first step in your aviation journey is becoming a student pilot. This begins with choosing a flight school and obtaining a student pilot certificate. You must be at least 16 years old and able to speak, read, write, and understand English. A third-class medical certificate from an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) is also necessary to ensure you meet the health and fitness requirements.

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Stage 2 - Fly Independently

Become A Licensed Private Pilot

- Estimated Cost: $14,999

After accumulating about 40 to 60 hours of flight time, which includes at least 20 hours of flight training with an instructor and 10 hours of solo flight, you can qualify for a private pilot license (PPL). This license allows you to fly small aircraft independently, though not for commercial purposes.

Private Pilot License
Stage 3 - Fly In The Clouds

Obtain Instrument Rating To Fly IFR

- Estimated Cost: $14,199

Adding an instrument rating to your private pilot license is crucial for flying with reduced visibility (in clouds or heavy fog) and strictly using instrument flight rules (IFR). This rating increases your versatility and safety as a pilot.

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Stage 4 - Fly For Hire

Earn Compensation As A Commercial Pilot

- Estimated Cost: $10,599

A commercial pilot license (CPL) allows you to be compensated for flying. It requires at least 250 total flight hours, including time spent flying at night, cross-country, and solo.

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Stage 5 - Teach Others To Fly

Build Hours As Certified Flight Instructor

- Estimated Cost: $8,499

Becoming a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) is a popular way for commercial pilots to gain valuable flight hours and experience. Teaching new pilots not only builds your flight hours but also deepens your understanding of flying.

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Stage 6 - Fly For The Airlines

Become Airline Pilot (ATP) Qualified

- Earn Money While Building Time

The Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate is the highest level of aircraft pilot certification. Pilots must accumulate at least 1,500 flight hours to qualify, including specific hours of night flying, cross-country, and in command.

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Stage 7 - Stay Current

Complete Biennial Flight Review

- Estimated Cost: $599

Before being able to act as PIC a pilot must have completed a flight review within the previous 24 calendar months.

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