Accelerated Career Program
US Aviation’s Accelerated Career Program gives you world-class training at a price you can trust. Full financing for the program is available through Wells Fargo’s student loan program at competitive rates with deferred repayment.
Becoming an airline pilot is an attainable goal, not a far-off dream. This program puts you on the fast-track to an airline career. In as little as two years, you can be a first officer at one of our partner airlines. Classes start each month and our accelerated program puts you on track to have your Commercial and Flight Instructor certificates in 9 months. US Aviation then looks forward to hiring alumni as flight instructors to teach the next groups. Building an estimated 1000 flight hours per year, our instructors become first officers at the regional airline in about 15 months.
|US Aviation Academy 0-MEI||Competitor 0-MEI|
|Timeline||9 Months||9 Months|
|Licenses Earned||CPL ME+SE, CFI, CFII, MEI||CPL ME+SE, CFI, CFII, MEI|
|Multi-Engine||25 Hours||25 Hours|
|Live Ground School||PPL, IR, CPL, CFI||CFI|
|Written Tests||PAR, IRA, CAX, FIA, FII, FOI||PAR, IRA, CAX, FIA, FII, FOI|
|Self-Examining||PPL, IR, CPL SE, ME||None|
|Housing (optional)||$750 per Month||$200 per Week|
* Our price, unlike most of our competitors, is all-inclusive. Check rides, books, supplies, testing fees, and many other training-related costs are all included. This allows you to budget properly and get the right amount of financing for you. Competitor’s price based off advertised price plus the required check ride fees and books.
As you can see, our program offers collegiate-style training under Part 141 while maintaining an affordable price with student loans available. Benefits of US Aviation over our competitors include more multi-engine time, more in-person ground school, and Self-Examining Authority. Part 141 and Self-Examining Authority means that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regularly audits our pass-rates and curriculum to ensure full compliance with federal regulations. US Aviation maintains an 80% or higher first-time pass rate in all curricula, so you know you’re receiving exceptional training. In order to get Self-Examining Authority, we had to achieve a 90% pass rate in each curriculum. Doing so grants us the ability to provide the official FAA end-of-course exam in-house and issue your licenses directly, cutting wait-times and costs for FAA Designated Pilot Examiners (DPEs). In-person ground schools allow you time to ask questions and gain a deeper understanding of the material. Although there are lots of memorization based courses to help you pass the written tests, our courses instill fundamental knowledge that you’ll use throughout your career.
FAQs of the Program
Upcoming start dates include:
- January 11th, 2018
- February 8th, 2018
- March 8th, 2018
US Aviation starts new classes the Friday after the first Monday of each month.
Loan Application Process
Wells Fargo provides affordable student loans with deferred repayment for US Aviation students. This loan can cover the entire price of the program as well as living costs, up to $120,000. US Aviation recommends that you request $90,000, allocating approximately $15,000 towards living expenses which will be dispersed as loan funds are received.
Loan Application Process
- Go to Wells Fargo’s Undergraduate Loan Page
- Read through the loan terms and options
- Hit the button to Apply
- Find a loan for “Technical/Trade/Continuing Education”
- Select “Texas” as the state and the school as “US Aviation Academy”
- Select Grade Level as “Career” and field of study of “Aviation Science”
- Fill in personal information, employment information, and other requested items.
- Set your start date as one of the start dates above and graduation/year-end 9 months from that point.
- Degree as “certificate/licence”
- Cost of attendance as “$74,495″ with Financial Assistance as “$0″
- Fill in your estimated living costs and total loan requested
- Select if you have a co-signer.
- Confirm and Submit application. Processing typically takes 2-5 business days.
You must be a United States citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for this program. Most candidates will require a cosigner. Loans will be disbursed to US Aviation in four equal installments according to the following schedule. Living expenses built into your loan will also be disbursed half in the first installment and half in the second installment.
- 1 Week Before Start: $18,623.75 + Half living costs loaned
- 7 Weeks After Start: $18,623.75 + Half living costs loaned
- 15 Weeks After Start: $18,623.75
- 23 Weeks After Start: $18,623.75
Repayment of the loan will begin 6 months after completion of the training program. We encourage all loan applicants to calculate their payment and put together a budget for their time as a flight instructor. You should consider saving up funds during the first six months when payments are not required. Additionally, many airline partners offer tuition reimbursement and sign-on bonuses of up to $15,000 that can be used to pay down your loan more quickly.
Should you withdraw from the program, US Aviation will return any remaining funds minus the retail cost of services used. A list of retail rates is provided during enrollment.
We understand that you need to create a budget and obtain financing for the Accelerated Career Program. US Aviation has been doing firm-fixed price training for airline cadets for almost a decade, graduating thousands of cadets on-time and on-budget. This firm fixed price allows you to get a loan and have confidence it will cover the full program. There are a few conditions to remain on the fixed price contract.
US Aviation will honor the fixed price given if the student maintains good academics status, defined as:
- Available for training full-time
- No more than 10 days of absences or vacation from scheduled events
- No more than 3 no-shows (defined as absences without proper notification)
- No more than 2 failures of any individual stage check or lesson
- No more than 4 failures on all stage checks
- Only one attempt of any End-of-Course check/DPE check paid by US Aviation
- Full compliance with all school rules
- Completion of first solo in no more than 30 hours
- Terminated students will be charged based on hourly rates
Should you be terminated from the fixed price program or should you choose to withdraw at any point during the program, you will be charged according to the retail rate sheet provided at enrollment. The retail rates are also locked in for up to 1 year upon enrollment.
A fuel surcharge may be applied if local 100LL fuel rates exceed $5.50/gallon. Students weighing more than 250lbs or over 6’4″ tall must fly a slightly larger aircraft for time building, increasing program cost by $2000.
- Envoy Air
- Mountain Air Cargo, a FedEx Feeder
- Silver Airways
- GoJet Airlines
- Republic Airline
- SkyWest Airlines
The application below is for US Aviation Academy’s Accelerated Career Program. If you are in need of financing, please also refer to the Financing section above for directions on loan application.