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Turn your love of flying into a great career as a charter, regional or major airline pilot. FVTC has the training you need to make this a reality. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, consider the Aircraft Electronics or Airframe Powerplant Mechanics programs.
Turn your love of flying into a great career as a charter, regional or major airline pilot. Your training includes FAA approved 141 flight training for Private Pilot, Instrument Rating and Commercial Pilot Multi-Engine, along with all the requirements to be Restricted-ATP eligible, so you’ll have flight experience requirements sooner for your first airline job. In addition, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and in-flight experience to qualify for the Commercial Single Engine and Certified Flight Instructor certificates with single- and multi-engine land and instrument ratings. You’ll also learn about weather, aerodynamics and avionics, and will use the latest flight training equipment, including high-tech, modern aircraft and flight simulators. Enjoy small class sizes and one-on-one instruction tailored to your individual needs. You can start working in the industry before graduating, so you'll have more flight time, certificates and experience than typical four-year program graduates. You’ll be ready for an entry-level position as a flight instructor or transporting people, freight or mail.
If you’d like to build your flight experience for employment in the aviation industry, this diploma program can give you the training and experience you need to get started. Your training includes FAA approved 141 flight training for Private Pilot, Instrument Rating and Commercial Pilot Multi-Engine, so you’ll have flight experience requirements for your first airline job. You’ll also gain the knowledge and flight experience to qualify for the Commercial Single Engine certificate. You’ll be well prepared for a variety of interesting career options. If your goal is to become an airline pilot, this program can offer one pathway to acquire the necessary flight hours you’ll need to be eligible for those positions.
If you love airplanes and electronics, this is the degree program for you. As an aircraft electrician, you'll install, inspect, test, repair, and align communication, navigation and flight control systems. You’ll learn the theory and practice of avionics and gain the skills necessary for a career as an entry-level avionics technician. Spend more than half of your time in hands-on experience with modern avionic systems and associated test equipment. When you're done, you'll be ready for certification by the National Center for Aerospace & Transportation Technologies. Once you earn the Aircraft Electronics degree, with only one additional year of instruction, you can also complete the Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics program. (Transfer students, please see Additional Information tab below for FAA requirements.)
Aviation maintenance technicians play an important role in keeping aircraft safe and ready to fly. This program prepares you for Federal Aviation Administration certification which allows a mechanic to inspect and maintain U.S.-registered civil aircraft. Through hands-on training you’ll learn to inspect, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain aircraft structure and aircraft engines. You’ll also learn the details of maintenance documentation, recordkeeping and certification, as well as how to read technical drawings and diagrams. This career field requires a high standard of integrity and ethics. Are you ready? (Transfer students, please see additional FAA information below.)
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Some aviation experts say there is a looming pilot shortage and that could cause ticket prices to soar for passengers.
In Oshkosh, FVTC and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh have established a partnership to help meet the demand for pilots.
The opportunities are sky high when it comes to careers for graduates of FVTC’s aviation programs.
Friday, April 27, 2017, FVTC S.J. Spanbauer Aviation & Industrial Center
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