Daily Routine of A Cadet Pilot | AeroGuard Flight Training Center

Daily Routine of a Student Pilot

There is no sugarcoating it, in an accelerated pilot training program, life as a student pilot isn’t easy. After all, you are learning to become a commercial airline pilot. And at AeroGuard, you are training to become one of the best.

For this reason, we have worked hard to turn AeroGuard into one of the best flight schools in the nation when it comes to supporting students, guiding them, and enabling their success.

How AeroGuard Supports Your Success

In creating our student support infrastructure, we looked at other major flight schools and identified where their students were struggling the most. What we discovered is that physically flying the plane is not the area which most cadets find difficult. Instead, it’s the knowledge portion of their training where students need a little extra help. When students do not receive strong academic support, these struggles often cause students to fall behind and eventually drop out.

At AeroGuard, we have created an academic support environment to try and prevent this from happening to our students.

AeroGuard students in flight training

Academic Advisory Program


Our academic support programs are lead by an academic advisor whose sole purpose is to see that you are successful. We want you to master the material so that you pass your FAA checkrides the first time, every time.

With the AeroGuard academic advisory program, you always have somewhere to go anytime you have questions or frustrations as you study. This is different than most flight schools where studying is strictly done independently.

If additional support is needed beyond the traditional academic advisory, we offer struggling student support and performance improvement plans which provide personalized help. Students who participate in these programs almost always pass their next tests and excel with further training.

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A Day in the Life of a Student Pilot

AeroGuard’s academic support environment helps to make your months as a student pilot enjoyable and as full of success as possible. By now you are probably wondering, “what is my day-to-day life like as a student?“

As a student in our accelerated pilot training program, you are typically on campus 6 days per week on a 10 hour duty day. Each day may be different depending on what you may be scheduled for, however, a day in training might look something like this:

  • First things first. You will arrive at your home airport, check in, and file online ‘paperwork’ for your mission.

  • Next up, it’s time for a briefing. You and your assigned Certified Flight Instructor will go over all the important details of your mission to ensure you understand what needs to be accomplished.

  • Time to take off! Together you will run a flight mission and polish your flight skills.

  • After your mission, it’s time to land and debrief. Congratulations on your successful flight!

  • By now, half of the day is over. You have spent time developing your flight skills, now it’s time to study and develop your knowledge.

  • 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.

That is it! The day is already over. Looking back, it may feel like it passed in the blink of an eye. Your assigned missions could be either a flight mission or simulator mission but for the 10 months of your accelerated training program, life is going to look similar to this.

Before you know it, you will graduate and become a paid Certified Flight Instructor. The next step after that is to begin your career with our airline partner, SkyWest Airlines.

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