These programmes are designed to meet the requirements for a Flight Crew position with a European Airline. Upon graduation, you will be qualified with at least an EASA commercial pilot’s license, ATPL theory and some additional FAA qualifications depending on which course you choose.
The two options below list exactly which licences and ratings you will obtain and indicates the cost and number of hours flown for each section based on syllabus minimums.
Our EASA Fast Track Programme is highly recommended and is by far European Flight Training’s most popular course. It includes the EASA and FAA Private Pilot training, ATPL ground school, hours building required for commercial pilot license issue, the FAA instrument rating and finally the EASA Commercial Pilots License and multi-engine rating.
It can be completed in as little as ten months and offers flexibility during training by allowing students who already hold an EASA PPL to join the program and receive a discount. This then reduces the time taken to get qualified by up to eight weeks.
Prices are based on staying in our accommodation for the course duration. For more information view: accommodation.
Please bear in mind the courses tend to fill around 4 months in advance – so plan ahead!.
FAA Instrument Rating
100 Hours PIC throughout ATPLs
EASA ATPL Ground School
EASA Single Engine Commercial
EASA Multi Engine Rating
FAA Multi Engine Commercial
FAA Single Engine Commercial
EASA Flight Instructor Course
FAA Flight Instructor Course
Jet Familiarisation Course
(CPT) Internship 6 months Flight Instructor
(OPT) One year as a Flight Instructor
Duration of the Program
European IR Conversion (In Europe)
(CPT) Internship 6 months
(OPT) One year employment (Pilot)
Total Hours at Graduation
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Prices include all landing fees,Instrument approach fees and taxes
Additional approximate exam fees** :
**We list these costs for you to budget so that you are an informed customer – these fees are not payable to EFT and are payable to the FAA / EASA and are subject to change. They assume a first time pass in each exam.
* Prices are based on a fixed exchange rate of $1,35 to £1,00
Shared rooms on campus
$ 550 per month
Private Room on campus
$ 875 per month
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What Is Included
Flight training for all licences as per syllabus (including aircraft hire & instructor)
During your period as intern instructor (if selected and on internship programme), remuneration for your work
Pick-up from your arrival airport (Phase 1 only - PBI/MLB)
ICAO English language test if applicable
There is a discount for holding an EASA or FAA PPL.
There is a discount for already having your ATPL exams completed.
What's Not Included
Out-of-syllabus instruction which may be individually required.
Licence issue fees payable to the Civil Aviation Authority -
Flight test fees, and written exams (www.caa.co.uk/schemeofcharges)
Airline fares for transport to the USA
Visa issue costs (charged by the embassy), TSA fees-approximately $425
Cost of UK EASA (class one) medical exam, FAA medical (Approx $65)
EASA class 1 medical and FAA medical with student pilot certificate
European Flight Training requires a $ 50.00 non-refundable deposit for the program.
A $ 500.00 deposit for the Visa which will be credited to your flight training account upon your arrival to the school. European Flight Training is a pay as you go school for the flying portion which means you do not pay for your full course fees up front. Flights are billed to your student account upon completion. You are required to have $1,000 on account daily prior to flight.
For those students on the Airline Pilot Programmes, the ATPL course fee and the deposit payments are due one month prior to the course start date.
Your statement is viewable through your student portal at all times and students are expected to review it daily.
*EASA IR Conversion is provided by our training provider Airways Flight Training, Exeter, UK
price subject to change.
Aviator College Campus Tour
European Flight Training started in 1999 as an aviation school offering EASA Flight Training in Florida and has developed into one of the most prestigious aviation flight schools in the United States.
European Flight Training offers, through its parent company Aviator College, an Aviation Degree Program which has specific emphasis on the pilot training aspects needed to meet the requirements of the commercial airline pilot industry.
EFT is one of the few flight schools in the USA to offer approved training for the European pilot’s license, zero through ATPL, at its approved EASA ATO number 0008.
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