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How Does FVTC's Flight Training Program Compare to a typical four year flight training program?



234 Total Flight Hours (Technical Diploma)

287 Total Flight Hours (Associate Degree)

  • 229 hours C172
  • 56 hours Duchess
  • 2 hours Aerobat
  • 91 hours Flight Training Device (Simulator)

Term #1 (Fall): Become a private pilot

  • 50 hours of C172 flight
  • Earn a private pilot certificate

Term #2 (Spring): Instrument Rating

  • 50 hours of C172 flight
  • Start working towards an instrument rating and commercial pilot certificate

Term #3 (Summer): Complete Instrument Rating

  • 32 hours of C172 flight
  • Earn an instrument airplane rating to add on to your private pilot certificate
  • Continue working towards commercial pilot certificate

Term #4 (Fall): Professional Flight Crew Operations

  • 42 hours of C172 flight
  • Continue working towards commercial pilot certificate
  • Introduction to multi-engine operations

Term #5 (Spring): Complete Commercial Pilot

  • 25 hours of C172 flight
  • 35 hours of Be76 flight
  • Earn commercial pilot certificate for airplane single engine and multi-engine land, instrument airplane

Term #6 (Fall): Certified Flight Instructor

  • 16 hours of Be76 flight
  • 2 hours of C150A flight
  • Start working towards certified flight instructor airplane multi-engine land
  • Earn spin endorsement

Term #7 (Spring): Complete Certified Flight Instructor

  • 30 hours of C172 flight
  • 5 hours of Be76 flight
  • Earn certified flight instructor airplane multi-engine land, airplane single engine land, and instrument airplane

2014-2015 Pilot Training (AAS) Program Plan (pdf)
2014-2015 Professional Pilot Program Plan (pdf)
Flight Course Descriptions (pdf)

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