BECOME AN AIRLINE PILOT

When you want to pursue a career with the airlines, it’s important to train right. At AFC, our Airline Career Training (ACT) and Airline Direct (AD) programs offer a clear and distinct path to the Captain's seat.

Our airline partnerships and years of experience training pilots for the airlines mean that AFC students get the distinction of being awarded the largest number of conditional job offers in the nation. Pick your pace, earn your degree, and make your way to a career in the skies.

FLIGHT TRAINING WITH A COLLEGE DEGREE

The ACT Program is a 21-month degree program. Through industry expertise, we've created a preeminent curriculum set up for optimized airline pilot training. If you want to be an airline pilot, our Airline Career Training (ACT) Program provides a clear and distinct path to the Captain's seat. As trusted partners to many airlines, AFC is able to offer interviews for employment prior to completion of training. Many of our students receive a conditional job offer during training. Meaning as soon as they complete their flight training, they have a job waiting.

INTERVIEW WITH THE AIRLINES AND SECURE EMPLOYMENT BEFORE COMPLETING YOUR FLIGHT TRAINING!

In addition, most regional partners offer direct flow to a Major Airline,like our partner Envoy Air with direct flow to American Airlines.

There is uprecendented pilot demand.

617K

Pilots needed by 2035

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$205K+

Average annual salary for major airline pilots

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1 APP

One job interview for a lifetime career

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WHAT IS A CAUSING THE PILOT SHORTAGE?

Here’s a little background:

LOW PILOT PRODUCTION

Pilot production over the past 25 years has consistently decreased output year after year.

FEDERAL REGULATIONS

Mandatory rest periods enforce the crew rest so they can't be over worked.

NTERNATIONAL DEMAND

The global community is traveling more than ever taking pilots away from US based airlines.

FORCED RETIREMENT

Pilots must retire at age 65, by law, equaling tens of thousand of upcoming retirements.

AIRCRAFT FLEET

Our fleet of Cirrus SR20's, SR22's, Piper Archers, Arrows & Seminoles, Cessna 172's and Tecnam's are operated and maintained to the highest level of safety. We pride ourselves on having the nicest and safest fleet of aircraft in Southern California and Texas.

PIPER ARCHER III
TECNAM P2006T
PIPER SEMINOLE
CIRRUS SR22
CIRRUS SR20P
CESSNA 172

TRAVEL & CUSTOMER RELATIONS PROGRAM

Our Travel & Customer Relations Program gives students an in-depth look at the travel industry and prepares them for any career in this vast and exciting field. The program covers six main areas: Flight Attendant, Cruise Line, Travel Agent, Professional Development, Career Development, and Customer Relations. Because our students learn ALL areas of the travel industry, they are much more attractive and marketable to employers. Furthermore, career development is an extremely important aspect of our program. We teach our students how to prepare for interviews and be successful in the travel industry.

Check out our course schedule. 

FLIGHT ATTENDANT TRAINING

  • Hands-on cabin training
  • Hands-on beverage service
  • Hands-on emergency procedures
  • Hands-on safety demonstrations and PA announcements
  • Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs)
  • Flight attendant duties
  • Airport & airlines codes
  • 24-hour clock
  • Time zones
  • Flight attendant terminology
  • Airline vocabulary abbreviations
  • Airline call letters
  • Aircraft configurations
  • Flight attendant history
  • Customer service- including service recovery, hands-on customer service scenarios, and role-plays
  • Hands-on emergency evacuation procedures (on slide)
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CRUISE LINE TRAINING

  • Hands-on fine dining procedures
  • Hands-on steward position training according to American Cruise Lines’ (ACL) standards
  • Cruise terminology
  • Cruise routes
  • Ports of call
  • History of cruises
  • Food safety and service standards (per ACL)
  • Company policies (per ACL)
  • Safety procedures
  • Life on-board a ship
  • Positions available in the cruise industry
  • Customer service- including service recovery, hands-on customer service scenarios, and role-plays

TRAVEL AGENT TRAINING

  • Daily hands-on training with SABRE- a travel industry GDS (Global Distribution System) used around the world at airlines, airports, and travel agencies
  • On SABRE, learn how to access flights, build a PNR, price itineraries, enter frequent flier numbers, seat assignments, and much more.
  • VAX Vacation Access and World Agent Direct- two websites exclusive to travel agents for booking tour packages
  • Learn about airports, airfares, airline tickets, airport codes, and airline codes
  • Hospitality and Tour Industries
  • Car rentals and rail travel
  • International travel information: travel documents, health concerns, foreign currencies
  • Customer service and sales
  • USA and International geography

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

  • Professional image standards
  • Career searching and networking tools
  • Developing a 10-year history background
  • Preparing a résumé for the travel industry
  • Creating a cover letter that will get noticed
  • Interviewing techniques including hands-on role playing and mock interviews
  • Professionalism for the travel industry

OTHER PERKS

  • Fun and informative field trips
  • Guest speakers from the travel industry
  • Graduate Career Services (Ask an Admissions Recruiter for more details.)