Becoming A Pilot
In addition to leading Florida Tech aeronautics students through the steps required to become a licensed pilot, our experienced instructors provide flight training to the world's best airlines as well as the general public — offering courses at all levels, from beginner to advanced.
FIT Aviation is approved for both Part 141 and Part 61 flight training under the auspices of the FAA. We offer licenses from Private through ATP, Flight Instructor — Instrument and Multi-Engine. We also offer unique courses such as Conventional Gear, Aerobatics, Air Taxi, Complex Instruments, and more.
FIT Aviation is approved for both Part 141 and Part 61 flight training under the auspices of the FAA.
FAA Flight Training
FIT Aviation is approved for both Part 141 and Part 61 flight training. We offer a professional program (from Private to Multi-engine Commercial) or you can select the desired courses à la carte. The professional course takes about 15-18 months to complete.
The following training courses are offered under FAA Part 141 or Part 61:
- Enhanced Private Pilot License
- Instrument Rating
- Commercial Pilot Single engine (ASEL) full course and add-on
- Commercial Pilot Multi engine (AMEL) full course and add-on
- Certified Flight Instructor
- Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument
- Multi-engine Certified Flight Instructor
Our Part 141 Enhanced Private Pilot course has a minimum of 48.5 hours. This may be more than most other Part 141 Private courses, but it ensures our students are highly qualified when receiving their Private Pilot certificate. At FIT Aviation, we do not take shortcuts!
Part 141 Approval With Self-Examining Authority
What is the difference between a Part 61 and Part 141 flight school? This is a very common and important question for prospective students. Both flight schools will provide you with the training required by the FAA. The main difference is how the training is accomplished.
Part 141 flight schools have gone through the lengthy and tedious process of submitting its training program to the FAA for approval. The result is a more structured program where students and instructors must adhere to the approved syllabus throughout the entire program. Students training under Part 141 are required to complete periodic stage checks throughout their training. Ground school training is also required under Part 141.
Because Part 141 schools operate under a more structured environment than their part 61 counterparts, the FAA requires fewer flight training hours to complete specific licenses.
FIT Aviation’s professional pilot program offers a full range of in-person ground schools, including Private, Instrument, Commercial and Flight Instructor. The in-person courses generally run 3-4 weeks, Monday through Thursday, and may be offered in either the day or the evening. Also offered are on-line ground schools under license from Gleim that may be completed at your own pace. For scheduling, pricing, and other details, please contact us at: FlyFITA@fit.edu