Flight Training and Aviation Technology
Interested in Aviation? This Program is for you!
• This course is designed for students who are interested in aviation. We focus on the careers as a drone pilot and an airline pilot. Students can earn a FAA Remote Pilot Certificate their first year which allows them to fly drones for profit. Students receive numerous hours of hand-on training flying a variety of drones
• Select students can return second year where they will focus on passing the FAA Private Pilot Written Exam which is the first required step to becoming an Airline Pilot
• Students will receive hours of hands-on training in our state-of-the-art simulators
Prerequisites: The FAA requires students be a minimum of 16 years old (Most Juniors) before they take the FAA Exam at the end of the first year of the CTE course. Students must have either a State issued ID card, U.S. Passport or Resident Alien Card. Students must read, speak, and understand the English language. It is recommended that students excel in math & science classes at their home school for best predictor of student successfully completing this challenging CTE program.
Course Length: One year completes all 12 CTE segments - second year enrollment is optional. Wages: FAA Remote Pilots do not need a college degree and starting wages are about $50 - $150 per hour. Regional Airline Pilots do not need a college degree and starting wage is $65,000 per year and after five years they typically earn $120,000 per year. Major airline pilots do require a college degree, and they can earn upwards of $300,000 a year.
Certificates: FAA Remote Pilot Certificate & FAA Private Pilot Written Exam. College Credits: 3 credits for FAA Remote Pilot Certificate & 5 credits for FAA Private Pilot Written Exam. Post-Secondary Options of Study: Eastern Michigan University, Western Michigan University, North West Michigan College, Northern Michigan University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University of North Dakota, Purdue University, Bowling Green State University, Kent State University.