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 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 positions you for success in your career as a commercial airline pilot. Our enrollment advisors offer you full support as you move through each step. Before you know it, you will be starting you first day as a cadet.

  • 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 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.


2 Years

From Zero Experience to Commercial Airline Pilot

362 Days

McAir Conducts Flight Training

Fastest, Proven Path to Become an Airline Pilot

McAir is your airline pilot training solution from zero experience to airline pilot job, our partnerships with airline tuition reimbursement programs are proven benefits to get you to the airlines first.

As an McAir graduate you have more options and access to every major airline. Choose your own aviation career path, with our accelerated training courses you will realize your goals faster, this is proven by more graduates flying for airlines than any other academy.

Becoming a pilot will open many other opportunities, click to see additional pathways.

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