FAA Part 141 Flight Training

McAir offers different modes of flight training to help our students achieve a broad range of general and commercial aviation goals. We offer affordable, safe, and convenient training to suit the many different needs of our students.

There are two types of flight training schools. One is commonly called an FAA-certificated Part 141 Flight School, and the other a Part 61 Flight Certification. The word “part” refers to a part, or chapter, of the Federal Aviation Regulations.

McAir Aviation is certified to train under both sets of regulations.

Part 61 is an older set of regulations governing flight certifications. Basically, it spells out what you need to know, what flying skills you must develop, and a minimum number of training and solo flight hours. Any flight instructor can teach under Part 61, doing what he or she feels is appropriate in your training as long as the training minimums are met. Most schools operate under Part 61 and do not meet the requirements of Part 141.

Part 141 was established to certify flight schools – to develop and establish standardized training methods and standards. To quote the FAA, “enrollment in a certificated school [a part 141 school] usually ensures higher quality and continuity of training.” These schools meet prescribed standards with respect to equipment, facilities, personnel, and curricula and are reviewed on a regular basis by the FAA to ensure quality training.

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A Part 141 School, like McAir Aviation, has been granted an Air Agency Certificate by the FAA.

One of the many advantages to flying at McAir Aviation (a certificated Part 141 School), over a Part 61 school or individual instructor, is that fewer flight hours are required to qualify for a pilot certificate. The requirement for a private pilot certificate is 40 hours in a part 61 school and 35 hours in a part 141 certificated school.

This is also true for your additional ratings and certificates. For instance, if you are training at McAir, you do not need to log the additional 50 hours of cross-country time needed for the Instrument Rating under part 61. This can save you both time and money.
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In as few as 13 months, you can train for a career as a Commercially Rated Pilot* (Single Engine, Multi-Engine, and Certified Flight Instructor)

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Flight School Training at McAir combined with Certified Instructing** to build hours, then instructing is one of the fastest paths to apply with the airlines.

Completing training and Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) hours building at McAir may provide options and access with the airlines.

Training to become a pilot may open doors to various opportunities**, click to see additional pathways.

*McAir Aviation does not guarantee third-party certifications/ratings.

**Employment is not guaranteed

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