7 FAA Ratings and Certifications with AeroGuard
Training with AeroGuard you can have 7 Federal Aviation Administration ratings and certifications in as little as 8 months. These will give you over 225+ hours of flying along with the skills and knowledge you need to become a professional pilot. We are designed to help you succeed!
Our Pilot Pathway Program is designed for students with little to no experience in flying, where our Rotor Transition Program is geared towards helicopter pilots looking to transition to airplanes. Our International Student Program is geared towards your country’s pilot specifications. Each program is designed to help you succeed in becoming a pilot.
Our Pilot Pathway Program is paired with SkyWest Airlines, a top regional airline. Together we are creating a partnership to give students the best education and potential employment after graduating. A premier regional airline in the United States they are known for their professionalism and top-tier pilot training. They currently partner with four of the largest major airlines which include Delta, American, Alaska, and United. Through our training programs we give students the opportunity to work with an airline they can be proud to work for.
At AeroGuard our courses give you 7 FAA ratings and certifications to become a pilot and instructor. From a Private Pilot License to a Certified Instructor of Multi-Engine aircrafts in as little as 8 to 10 months you are able to begin a career as a professional pilot. We give you information on our 7 FAA ratings and certifications below.
1. Private Pilot License
The first step in becoming a pilot is learning and becoming certified to fly. The Private Pilot License is the first certification you will receive at AeroGuard Flight School. This license is the foundation to every pilot’s career. Having your Private Pilot License – sometimes called a PPL – allows you to be a pilot-in-command (PIC) under clear weather conditions.
During AeroGuard training for your Private Pilot License you will learn to fly the Piper Archer from our fleet of aircraft. You will be able to learn how to control the aircraft, traffic patterns, and maneuvering. Within a short amount of time you will be able to safely navigate the aircrafts and fly through the skies.
2. Instrument Rating
After completing your Private Pilot License the next step is learning how to fly in imperfect weather conditions. Using the Piper Archer again you will weave your way through clouds and low-visibility skies. Learning how to fly in imperfect weather allows you to experience the happiness of flying with no visibility of the ground to breaking out of the clouds and finding the runway exactly where you expect it to be. After completing this course you will have gained your Instrument Rating, allowing you to fly under instrument flight rules (IFR). This is an essential certification to be used in your everyday professional career.
3. Commercial Pilot Single-Engine
An intense and fun challenge, your first commercial course will allow you to polish your flight skills. During this phase you will begin to learn the reality of being a professional pilot in a single-engine plane. Once you have completed this course you will exceed the minimum requirements set by the FAA and be certified to operate a single-engine plane. You will also earn the Commercial Pilot Airplane Single-Engine Land Rating. This FAA rating moves you from a Private Pilot to a Professional Pilot. At AeroGuard we move you from your first step as a Private Pilot to a much larger professional step.
4. Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
Once you have completed your certificate to be a Commercial Pilot Single-Engine you are on the path to become a certified flight instructor (CFI). One of the best ways to show that you fully understand what you are doing is by teaching it to someone else. By becoming a flight instructor you prove yourself by teaching the entire spectrum of flying.
Throughout this time you will demonstrate your level of understanding of aviation and its operations by educating other AeroGuard students. Once you have completed this course you will then be able to fully instruct students to fly a single-engine plane under Visual Flight Rules (VFR).
5. Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument (CFII)
This is your time to shine and show your understanding of the Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). The next step after becoming a CFI you are now helping other students understand aircraft instruments. While you won’t be sitting in the pilot’s seat you will be directing students in their learning. After completing your CFII you are able to teach students how to properly use different flight instruments. During this time you help someone achieve their dreams of becoming a pilot similar to you!
6. Commercial Pilot Multi-Engine
The final step in becoming a commercial pilot by learning to operate a multi-engine plane. This course allows you to do an add-on license to your Commercial Pilot Single-Engine certificate – which you have already received. Learning all of the skills you need for a multi-engine you will be training in our fleet of Piper Seminole planes. After a few months of training you will be amazed at your own skills and knowledge in aviation.
7. Certified Flight Instructor Multi-Engine (MEI)
AeroGuard teaches you to be an instructor from your first day of training. You will be taught to think and act like an instructor in all aspects. By this point you will have developed all of the skills you need to become a Certified Flight Instructor – Multi-Engine. You will have confidence and skill in flying multi-engine aircraft and will now be able to instruct a student from the passenger seat for Multi-Engine planes.
Once you have completed your instructor certification you will be teaching students how to fly Multi-Engine planes. You will now also be certified to start your Paid Pilot Internship with AeroGuard. After completing your MEI course you’ll start working with students in the same way your instructors worked with you!
Benefits of 7 FAA Ratings and Certifications
The 7 FAA ratings and certifications you receive from AeroGuard are the best that you can do for your future as a pilot. Within these 8 months you will gain over 225+ hours of flight experience, skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to become a pilot. Once you have completed these 7 FAA Ratings and Certifications. After you have finished these FAA ratings you are qualified to start your Paid Pilot Internship with AeroGuard. During this time you work with other AeroGuard students and train them to go through the same program you did.
At AeroGuard you are training to become one of the best, so your days will be packed with flying and schooling. However, our Academic Advisors and Flight Instructors are here for you every step of the way! Our student support is here to be sure they empower your success. Our advisors are dedicated to helping you in your career in aviation and your 7 FAA ratings and certifications.
To become a cadet for AeroGuard there are certain requirements that must be met. Similar to a trade school there are certain requirements to become a Pilot.
- Ability to receive a passport
- Possess the legal right to work in the United States
- At least 18 years of age
- Possess a high school diploma or GED
- Ability to read, write, understand, and speak English to an international standard
- Complete the pre-screening process that includes your aptitude assessment and personal interview
- 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
- Intermediate Vision
- Near Vision
- Color Vision
- Blood Pressure
Training in the states of Arizona, California, and Texas means that you won’t get any better weather to learn to fly in. Within nearly 2 years you will be flying for airlines and soaring the skies. After these 2 years you are guaranteed an interview with our partner SkyWest Airlines, along with tuition reimbursement packages.
Once you have filled out your admissions forms there is 4 step enrollment process. This process includes: 1. FAA First Class Medical Certificate, 2. Financing, 3. Aptitude Assessment, and 4. In-Person Interview. After this process you will be notified if you have been accepted into the AeroGuard program. We strive to help you with your professional and personal career in aviation. Begin your career today with AeroGuard Flight Training Center, a leader in professional pilot training.