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High School to Flight School: Why AeroGuard is the School for You

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There can be pressure from family, friends, and professors on your career after high school. Some may say you need to attend a 4 year college; others may say work for a few years, and others may just tell you to do what you find the best for your own future! Deciding the career you want to take for the rest of your life at the age of 18 can be difficult. We understand – we’ve been in your shoes before. If you have ever been interested in aviation, then moving from high school to flight school may be the best option for you!

Airline pilots operate vehicles to transport goods and people. There are many different careers you can take when becoming a pilot, but at AeroGuard we train you to take on the big leagues. Our partnership with SkyWest Airlines allows you to have a SkyWest mentor and a guaranteed final interview to fly for SkyWest. Let us explain more as to why AeroGuard is the right choice for you! 

Going from High School to Flight School

We understand just how difficult and intimidating it can be when you are finishing high school and deciding on a career path that’s right for you. You may be questioning if a 4-year program is best, or a 2-year program, or maybe even going into a trade. During all of these questions, if at any point you want to travel the world in your career and see new places, learn new cultures, then flight school might be the right choice for you!

This is a career path perfect for those with adventure coursing through their veins. While this can be a demanding and stressful job, we train you to prepare for almost all conditions you may encounter while flying. As you train to become a pilot you will learn that there are certain skills that are required for the job. These skills include communicating well with others even in stressful times, listening, and speaking well. As a pilot you will also learn to quickly problem solve and use critical thinking to evaluate any situation that may arise.

 Depending on the level of aviation you want to go into there are different requirements. Throughout your training there are certain certifications and flight hours that need to be achieved in order to move on to be a commercial pilot or working for a regional airline such as SkyWest.

AeroGuard Training

At AeroGuard we have trained over 6,000 pilots to their successful careers in aviation. To become an AeroGuard cadet there are a few different requirements that must be met.These include the following:

  •     Ability to receive a passport
  •     At least 18 years of age
  •     Possess a high school diploma or GED
  •     Obtain a First Class Airman’s Medical Certificate
  •     Able to read, write, understand, and speak English to an international standard

Once you meet the requirements AeroGuard, allows you to receive our top quality training. Our curriculum is unmatched by any other flight schools. We are a hands on school with a low student-instructor ratio that allows you to perform missions and utilize a flight simulator to master techniques 24/7. AeroGuard wants to be sure our students learn the most that they can during our accelerated programs. Each of these programs contains 7 core courses and FAA certifications which include:

  1. Private Pilot License
  2. Instrument Rating
  3. Commercial Pilot Single-Engine
  4. Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
  5. Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument (CFII)
  6. Commercial Pilot Multi-Engine
  7. Certified Flight Instructor Multi-Engine

AeroGuard Student Support

Thanks to our locations and the weather in Arizona, California, and Texas we are able to go over 100 flights per day, where the average flight school can only perform around 20 per day. We make sure that we provide our students support to foster growth and create the best pilots possible. You move through the process as a student pilot to a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and finally a commercial pilot. 

We strive to have our students ask questions and seek help from our academic advisors. AeroGuard wants you to excel in our programs through student support tools and programs that help you throughout your training. In an accelerated program life as a pilot isn’t easy, but with us you are training to be the cream of the crop of pilots, launching your career as quickly as possible. 


Going from high school to flight school is a major step towards a rewarding career. You may already know that a 9-5 career isn’t meant for you, so why not try flying! Choosing to fly for a living with the sky as your office, what more could you ask for? If you are interested in learning more about our programs and want to sign up, contact us today. Start your career in nearly two years with AeroGuard!

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