Requirements - AeroGuard

Becoming an AeroGuard Cadet

Program Requirements

To become an AeroGuard Cadet, prospects must first meet a variety of criteria to be accepted into the cadet pilot program. Many of them are similar to any secondary or trade school you might experience, while others are decidedly the requirements of a Pilot.


  • Ability to receive a passport
  • Possess the legal right to work in the United States
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED
  • Able to obtain and maintain a First-Class Airman’s Medical Certificate
  • A First-Class Airman’s Medical Certificate is required for any pilot who exercise ATP (airline transport pilot) privileges, meaning flying scheduled airliners, amongst other things. The medical Certificate certifies that:

Distant Vision: 20/20 vision in each eye, with or without correction
Intermediate Vision: 50 years and older 20/40 with or without correction
Near Vision: 20/40 vision in each eye, with or without correction
Color Vision: Necessary colors for safe performance of airman duties
Hearing: Conversational voice at 6 feet with both ears, or audiometry
ENT: No disease-causing vertigo or disturbance of speech or equilibrium
Electrocardiogram are needed at 35 and yearly after 40
Blood Pressure has no standard, but if there is medication it will require a workup. Maximum of 155/95

  • Able to read, write, understand, and speak English to an international standard
  • Successfully complete the prescreening process that includes your aptitude assessment and personal interview

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