As a student in our accelerated pilot training program, you are expected to commit to being on campus for training activities 5 days per week and conduct self-study for at least 20 hours per week.Each day may be different depending on what you may be scheduled for, however, a day in training might look something like this:
Arrive to your campus location and begin mission planning on your Ipad, using the ForeFlight app.
Next, you will brief with your assigned Flight Instructor. This is where you review all of the important details of your mission, ensuring all flight planning is accurate and you fully understand the mission goals.
Ramp-out procedure: check out with dispatch and receive your flight ‘tin’, ensure accuracy of flight documents, pre-flight inspection and then taxi to runway for departure.
In-flight: your flight missions are determined by where you currently are in the program and are focused on developing the skills for your current course rating. Each mission gives you the opportunity to develop and enhance your piloting capabilities through progressive training.
Ramp-in and debrief : after landing and securing the aircraft, you will have time with your Flight Instructor where you debrief the mission to analyze your strengths and areas of improvement.
Daily study time is done independently, but this is your opportunity to access the flight simulator, connect with an advisor, work with other cadets, or audit other flights or ground school classes.
In addition to flight mission days, you will also have ground school, simulator training and mandatory days off to rest, relax and prepare for upcoming missions.
Your first 10 months of training will be rigorous, structured training that will prepare you for the next phases of your training, culminating in your final check-ride and the opportunity to join AeroGuard as a Certified Flight Instructor.