Daily Routine of A Cadet Pilot | AeroGuard Flight Training Center

Daily Routine of a Student Pilot

With AeroGuard’s accelerated training programs, you are training to be one of best commercial pilots in the industry, fully prepared to take on the role of First Officer with a major airline.

For this reason, AeroGuard is a global leader in commercial flight training when it comes to supporting students, guiding them, and enabling their success.

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 a week. Each day may be different depending on what you are 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-Inn 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 pilot journey, culminating in your final check-ride and the opportunity to join AeroGuard as a Certified Flight Instructor.

Academic Advisory Program


Our academic support programs are led 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 additional support for students 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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