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Become a Professional Pilot at
Ignite Flight Academy

Graduate in 11 Months

FAA part 141 Courses

graduate in
11 months

FAA part 61 Courses

7 certificates / ratings

The pilot career program

There’s an unprecedented pilot shortage crating a tremendous demand for new pilots. Boeing predicts the need for over 602,000 new pilots by 2041. As current pilots retire, the national and global need for pilots continues to increase at a greater pace than new pilots are currently being trained. The pilot career outlook has never been brighter or more exciting. 

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Long-Term Trend:
Commercial Pilots are
in High Demand

Pro Pilot Program

Starting with Zero Time

Duration: 11-months

The Professional Pilot Career Training Program at Ignite Flight Academy is designed to train aspiring pilots to become confident and competent pilots, equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the dynamic world of aviation. 

FAA Certificates/Ratings

Estimated Hours

Cost/hourly estimates are based on past completion times. Actual hours may vary. Contact an admissions representative for complete details. 

Program Investment – $100,907.00

Rate Guarantee: The aircraft rental and instruction rates will not increase for 330 days (11 months) from the start date. 

Additional FAA Test/Examiner Fees – $9,050.00

Pro pilot program

Starting with Credit for Private Pilot

Duration: 8-months

This Professional Pilot Career Program option is available to those who already have their Private Pilot Certificate.

FAA Certificates/Ratings

Estimated Hours

Cost/hourly estimates are based on past completion times. Actual hours may vary. Contact an admissions representative for complete details. 

Program Investment – $78,977.00

Rate Guarantee: The aircraft rental and instruction rates will not increase for 240 days (8 months) from the start date. 

Additional FAA Test/Examiner Feeds – $7,875.00

Student Housing

Live with other Ignite students + get a discounted rate

LivRed is a 575-bedroom, 154-unit student housing community close to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), and situated near the historic “Haymarket Square” and West Campus. LivRed is an upscale, amenity-rich living experience, consisting of 1 to 4 bedroom units, and is truly a premier living option for students and young professionals alike.

Career Program

prerequisites

  • 18 years of age on or prior to the start date
  • United States citizen
  • Read, speak, write, and understand English
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of an evaluation flight if shorter than 5’2″, taller than 6’4″, or weigh more than 260 lbs (due to ergonomic cockpit constraints and aircraft limitations)
  • No aviation incidents or accidents and no FAA enforcement actions
  • Pass a TSA background check
  • Obtain an FAA first-class medical certificate
  • Must be a driven and motivated individual with good moral character

*Exceptions may apply. Meeting the above requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Limited training slots are available. Please contact Ignite Flight Academy for more information.

Pilot Career Program Start Dates

Classes Begin the 2nd Monday of Every Month

"I can't believe they're letting me do this! Being able to fly every day and becoming a Commercial Pilot is literally my dream coming true. Don't wait, follow your dreams."

~Kate​

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