Accelerated Flight Academy

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Airline Career Path

Below is the typical timeline that most people will follow to achieve their goal of being an airline pilot.

FLIGHT TRAINING, 0 – 1 year

-Complete your Private Pilot, Instrument, Commercial single engine, Commercial multi-engine, and Flight instructor training.

TIME BUILDING, 1 – 3 years

-Flight instructing to build the hours required for the ATP certificate.

REGIONAL AIRLINE, 3 – 7 years

-You will typically spend 2 years as a first officer, then after upgrading, you will spend 2 years as a captain.

MAJOR AIRLINE, 7 – End of Career

-You will typically spend 5 years as a first officer, then you will stay as a captain until retirement.