By far, the most common track to a successful career in aviation is by becoming a certified flight instructor (CFI.) Many choose to build hours and experience as a CFI before applying for corporate or regional airline jobs. Quite a few more decide to make a career out of flight instructing.
A typical flight instructor will make between $45k and $65k a year, depending on their experience level and where they choose to live. This is not bad considering that you're gaining valuable experience that will make you very marketable to a variety of aviation employers.
If you choose to earn your certificates and ratings through ATA Flight Academy, then we typically offer a new CFI employment after their training. This is good for the school because we know that you are taught right. It is also good for the student, because they know that if they apply themselves, they will have a job lined up before they even start their training. In fact ATA Flight Academy actually hires a vast majority of their alumni after they graduate. The aggregate cost of the curriculum (Private->Instrument->Commercial->CFI,) is approximately: $14,960 (Does Not include time building.)
The course total above are derived from FAA regulations and may not represent the actual amount of training required to achieve the specified certificates and/or ratings. The timeline and prices quoted are based on minimum hours. Additional training will be billed at an hourly rate and could extend the graduation date.
All ATA Flight Academy courses and pricing assume that students meet the FAA prescribed experience prerequisites. If students wish, Aerotex Aviation/ ATA Flight Academy can provide time building in order to meet all prerequisites.
Join us for our 3rd Annual CHRISTMAS LIGHTS FROM THE SKY TOUR!
Up to 3-passengers per plane!
Takes off nightly, starting November 25th thru December 31st.
*No tours on Christmas Day or New Years Day!
Starting Friday November 25th (Black Friday,) we will take to the skies first flight departing at 6:00PM every hour, at the top of the hour, until Midnight, for a 45- minute tour.
Previous years we have sold out, so please call 432-363-4816 to book your time slot for the 2022 Christmas Light tour season now! You can also call or text 432-557-2360