4-Step Enrollment Process

Our experience partnering with major airlines and universities has enabled us to create a uniquely successful program, which delivers elite accelerated training that is designed to meet the FAA and airline requirements.

At McAir, we maintain the same standards as the major airlines. You can rest assured knowing that our 4-step enrollment process trains you for your career as a commercial airline pilot. Our enrollment advisors offer you full support as you move through each step.

  • Age and Valid Identification Documents
    • Although you can start flying as early as 14 years old, the FAA requires you to be 17 years old to obtain your Private Pilot License. Also, you must be able to provide a valid passport and/or driver’s license. If you are an international student, you must be able to read, write, understand, and speak English. Also, you will need to an I-20 Visa.
  • FAA Third Class Medical Certificate
    • An exam from an FAA-designated Airman Medical Examiner is needed to receive your First-Class Medical Certificate. Our advisors can recommend an AME for you or you can choose your own.
  • In-Person Tour and Interview
    • Visit our training center to have a tour of our facilities and conduct an in-person interview with our team.
  • Financing
    • You have the option to work out a cash pay agreement or apply for financing from one of our lending partners to cover the cost of your training. Whichever you choose, our advisors are here to help.

McAir conducts flight training 7 days a week, 363 days per year (closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Your flight training schedule can be tailored to what works best for you - on your own schedule and at your own pace.

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Your Written and Practical Test

You can take the written test whenever you have completed your studies. The test for the private license consists of 60 random multiple-choice questions. The practical test is simply a flight with a FAA Designated Examiner. You’ll have the opportunity to take a mock checkride with our Chief Flight Instructor.

Schedule Your Flight Training

Once you have met your instructor, the two of you will schedule your lessons together, around your schedule. Generally, each flight lesson takes about 2 hours: an hour or more in the airplane and the remaining time for pre and post flight. There is some ground instruction time giving you the opportunity to ask questions, review that day’s flight lesson, and plan your next flight.


~13 Months

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)

363 Days

McAir Conducts Flight Training

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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