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Go From Zero to Career Pilot in 5.5 Months

By Blue Line Aviation on Jun 3, 2022 12:16:57 PM

Have you dreamed about flying planes for a living? Our Career Pilot Program gives you a chance to make this dream come true. The program is a mixture of Part 141 and 61 courses, and guides pilots through receiving the following certificates and ratings:

✅ - Private Pilot (PPL)

✅ - Instrument (IFR)

✅ - Commercial Single Engine Land (CSEL)

✅ - Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)

✅ - Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument (CFII)

✅ - Commercial Multi-Engine Land (CMEL)

✅ - Multi-Engine Instructor (MEI)

Stages of Career Pilot Program

Our Career Pilot Program has four distinct stages, and you’ll need to clear all of them in order to become an airline pilot.  

1. Become a Private Pilot

Private pilots are unable to fly for hire or compensation, but this is just the first step in working as a career pilot. Going through training to be a private pilot means you’ll learn how to fly airplanes, gain aeronautical knowledge, and pass a practical test or checkride. You’ll also complete training for pre-solo, solo, cross-country, and solo cross-country flights.

2. Receive Your Career Certificates

After becoming a private pilot, your next step is to become a commercial pilot. Commercial pilots at this stage still have abundant opportunities to fly and get paid (especially after receiving their flight hours and ATP rating). This training involves receiving an instrument rating, a commercial pilot certificate, a flight instructor certificate, and a multi-engine rating.  Prior to receiving your ATP rating you cou can transport cargo or pursue private aviation, but don’t stop here - the sky's the limit. 

3. Gain Commercial Pilot Experience

To become a career pilot you’ll need to meet hiring minimums which includes at least 1,500 hours of flying. Upon completion of our program, gain employment as a flight instructor, cargo pilot, EMS pilot, or a similar job to gain the type of quality and relevant flight experience necessary to meet the requirements of the Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate. Upon completing the requirements of the ATP certificate, you will meet the hiring minimums of most regional airline pilot jobs.

Blue Line Career Pilot Program

What can you expect when you go through our Career Pilot Program? This program teaches you more than just the minimums. With our training program, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of what it takes to fly airplanes, in addition to gaining experience as a pilot. You’ll learn how the airplanes you fly work and what kinds of safety procedures to perform. Students in our accelerated program also receive training and education in other aviation topics, including engine systems, avionics systems, aerodynamics, and weather.

Our Career Pilot Program is designed to create confident pilots who are ready to handle the challenges of a piloting career. Through this accelerated program, you can go from having zero hours of flight experience to working as a career pilot in as little as 5.5 months. At Blue Line Aviation, we train 35 percent faster than other schools, so our students can get started on their piloting careers as soon as possible.

In addition to training and education, we offer financing options and student housing. Our financing options include Skybound and Climb Credit. Students who plan on paying upfront instead of choosing financing can receive a cash discount. For those who need a place to stay while going through the Career Pilot Program, we have student housing available. To learn more about what to expect from this program, see our graduate stories.


Career Pilot Jobs

With your training and full ATP certification, you can explore different career pilot jobs. The right one for you will ultimately depend on what your interests are, as well as your career goals. Some of the career pilot jobs to consider include the following:

  • Airline pilot
  • Cargo pilot
  • Charter pilot
  • Corporate Pilot
  • Agriculture pilot


Download Our Career Pilot Guide

Interested in learning more about the opportunities that are available to you when you complete our Career Pilot Program? Download our career pilot guide to get more information about these opportunities.


Start Your Commercial Pilot Career Today

If you’re ready to learn more about becoming a commercial pilot, please call an advisor at 919-578-3713. We can provide you with information on getting started with our Career Pilot Program, so you can begin working on bringing your piloting dreams to life.

Blue Line Aviation, established in 2012, is one of only a few flight schools in the world to provide quality flight training programs at an accelerated pace. In as few as five and a half months, students can go from no experience to fully confident and certified pilots, fully prepared for a career in aviation. Schedule a tour of our new state-of-the-art facility (located at 3149B Swift Creek Road, Smithfield, North Carolina) and let your new career take flight. For more inquiries and additional information, please visit our website, find us on social media, or contact Ashley Tucker, our Vice President of Sales and Marketing, at (919) 578-3713 ext. 305.