Military Pilots: If you are a military flight school graduate and have a rotor commercial license along with an instrument rating and 500 total flight hours, then we can transition you into ﬁxed-wing professional ﬂight in as little as 90 days.
Civilian Pilots: If you are a civilian helicopter pilot with 1,500 hours we can transition you into fixed-wing professional flight in as little as 90 days.
Customized Pathway: To address each candidate’s formal training requirements, refresher training needs, funding requirements, and logistical/administrative concerns.
Civilian Pilots: AAAS will develop a training schedule for each student that ensures FAA minimums, and based on historical data, ensures success as they transition from rotor to fixed-wing flying.
Financing: Once a training schedule is determined, students can work with our partners to finance training up to 100% of the rotor transition program.
Training timeline: In as little as 90 days you can get through our flight training and go from being a helicopter pilot to a First Officer flying jets.
Airline Pathways: With the highest caliber training and consistent pilot output - you can trust us to get you through as much as our airline partners do.
AAAS is led by former military pilots that understand the requirements for helicopter to ﬁxed-wing training requirements.
Our unique RTP sites were built to specifically meet the needs of our students. We have large fleets in three separate locations for your convenience, and we're continuing to grow!
AAAS has multiple airline partners to choose from when transitioning to an airplane pilot that can provide paths to the major airlines. Combined with our financing plans, AAAS provides the tools necessary to complete your professional pilot training.
Our students have very high success rates when they report to their type certification training. Our expert staff of professionals, coupled with our Certified Flight Instructors, make certain that the training you receive is the best available anywhere.
Program costs are unique to each individual and run from $3,000 to $30,000. Training costs vary based on experience and FAA certificates coming into the program. Each pilot receives a training plan based on their specific needs to help them obtain a Fixed Wing Private Pilot's License, Instrument Rating, and Commercial Multi-Engine License. Upon completion of your training with us, you might need to build fixed wing PIC hours at a flying club to meet the 250 hour requirement.
A current or former U.S. military pilot is eligible to apply for an airline transport pilot certificate provided the pilot presents the following:
In addition to providing the above, the pilot must also have the flight hours below:
Program costs are unique to each individual and run from $3,000 to $30,000. Training costs vary based on experience and FAA certificates coming into the program.
Each pilot receives a training plan based on their specific needs to help them obtain a Fixed Wing Private Pilot's License, Instrument Rating, and Commercial Multi-Engine License. Upon completion of your training with us, you might need to build fixed wing PIC hours at a flying club to meet the 250 hour requirement.
Program lengths vary greatly depending on the flying experience of the candidate. The full course timeline is an estimated 10 weeks.
Fayetteville, NC (KFAY), Wilmington, NC (KILM), or Shallotte, NC (60J). Housing is not provided.
Yes, in order for AAAS to train you with the reduced hours, the FAA requires you to complete the FAA Military Competency Written exam if you do not already hold a FAA Certificate. The link below is the most common test prep used by military graduates and a step by step on how to get the certificates.<