FAA from 0 to 1.500 hours

From Zero to 1.500 hours course is designed for future pilots with no current flight experience, who will start the training from PPL(A) to CPL(A) and add the IR(A), MEP and Flight Instructor ratings and additionally 1300 hours of experience within 2 years of working as a Flight Instructor (Pilot in Command time) at Flying Academy, reaching 1500 hours total time, that is not only a crucial milestone for all airlines, but also a turning point for each pilot’s personal flight experience.

Course entry requirements

  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • First class medical certificate
  • No flight experience
  • Sufficient level of knowledge of Mathematics and Physics
  • English language knowledge - ATO oral and written test
  • Good communication skills and ability to teach others
  • United States citizenship or working permit for US
  • Conflict-free person, with positive attitude for work
  • Training results corresponding to the future employment

License privileges & Flight Instructor in Flying Academy

Take advantage and go for a unique offer in United States - start your training for a professional pilot and get your first employment straight upon completion of your training!

From Zero to 1.500 hours course offers you the best opportunity to start your professional pilot career with 1500 flight hours in your logbook:

  • 200 hours during the zero to Commercial Pilot training program (100 hours as Pilot in Command and 100 hours as Dual received)

  • 1.300 hours during the first 2 years of working as a Flight Instructor in Flying Academy (Pilot in Command time)

Please note that a Flight Instructor position in Flying Academy is not guaranteed and is 100% dependent on the trainee's performance during the training period but also about how he/she will develop teaching skills. Periodic assessment on the pilot's performance is done during the entire training period, making sure that all necessary steps and actions have been performed for the trainee to be able to become a Flight Instructor for Flying Academy.


The minimum time needed for completion of Zero to 1.500 hours training program is about 16 months after which additional 24 months of contract from the moment of obtaining the Flight Instructor license.

Free of charge Electronic Flight Bag - iPad mini

Flying Academy is equipping all trainees starting the ab-initio to Commercial professional training programs with a free of charge iPad Mini 4G+WiFi. The iPad will be used primarily for studying as materials are sent wirelessly to the trainee’s iPad for each phase of the training: PPL – Plane operating handbooks, PPL manual, Charts, Planning tools and documents to ATPL – eBooks, but also for all intermediary steps [i.e. IR(A)].

Learning objectives

Ground Training – during the Zero to 1.500 hours, the trainee will complete theoretical courses for PPL(A), IR(A), MEP(A), CPL (for FAA training applicants) & CFI(A).

Flight training – the flight training will start with the PPL(A) and Night Rating (for EASA applicants), continues with IR(A), MEP(A), CPL(A) and finally CFI(A).

Ground Training

The applicant has to go through ground training covering:

  • Air law and ATC procedures

  • Airframes & systems, electrics, power-plant, emergency equipment

  • Instrumentation

  • Mass and balance

  • Performance

  • Flight planning & monitoring

  • Human performance & limitations

  • Meteorology

  • General navigation

  • Radio navigation

  • Operational procedures

  • Principles of flight

  • Communications

For the FI rating, the trainee will undergo dedicated preparation to meet the standards of quality of Flying Academy for Certified Flight Instructors..

Flight Training

At the end of the training + 2 years of employment, the trainee will have a minimum of 1500 total flight hours (including PPL(A) time):

  • 1.400 hours as Pilot in Command

  • 100 hours of Dual hours (training received)

Examination - Theoretical

The applicant has to demonstrate the theoretical knowledge at the FAA approved office in the form of written tests.

Examination – Practical

The practical skill exams in the airplane with the examiner can be taken after successful completion of the written tests.

For the 0-1500 hours there are 6 practical examinations: PPL(A), IR(A), MEP(A) & MEP(A) IR, CPL(A) and CFI(A)

  • The applicant must demonstrate the ability to:
  • Operate the airplane within its limitations

  • Complete all maneuvers as smooth and as accurate as requested by FAA

  • Exercise good judgment and airmanship

  • Apply aeronautical knowledge

  • Maintain control of the airplane at all times.

Request detailed information

If you would like to get more details and find a tailor-made solution for your query please fill in the form below or give us a call. Specially allocated Flight Training Consultant will guide you throughout all the process and answer the questions you might have.

Course fees

Flight school Flying Academy is offering one of the most cost-efficient ab-inition to Commercial training packages in the United States. The fees for the complete course 0-1500 hours includes all modules needed for being able to comply with the FAA CPL(A) issuance requirements.

DescriptionQuantityUnit price USDTotal USD
Private Pilot License is the first step in the aviation career. Holder of PPL license can act as Pilot in command PIC or co - pilot of any Airplane engaged in non revenue flights.
Aircraft Piper Cadet (VFR - 2 seater)401054 200
Flight Instructor30491 470
Ground Training11 7151 715
Instrument Rating refers to the qualifications that a pilot must have in order to fly under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). Instrument rating is a must if you want to become a professional pilot and is useful when flying long distances as a private pilot.
Aircraft Piper Warrior (IFR, ADS-B & Garmin G530 - 4 seater)401114 440
Flight Instructor2049980
Ground Training (30 hours)11 4701 470
The Multi Engine Piston rating extends the privileges of a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) or Commercial Pilot’s Licence (CPL) and allows you to pilot aircraft with more than one engine. One of the main take-aways of the training is to understand the differences between a single engine piston and a multi-engine piston.
Aircraft Piper Seminole Turbo PA-44-108T102492 490
Flight Instructor1049490
Ground Training (5 hours)1245245
Commercial Pilot Certificate is a qualification that permits the holder to act as the pilot of an aircraft for remuneration. When issuing CPL license pilot will have at least 250 hours Total Time.
Aircraft Cessna 15245883 960
Aircraft Piper Arrow101351 350
Flight Instructor2049980
Ground Training (35 hours)11 7151 715
Time Building
In order to meet requirements of particular modules Trainee will need to enhance his experince and build his hours. TB is done after issuing of PPL.
Aircraft Cessna 15295888 360
Aircraft Cessna 172R (IFR, KLN94 - 4 seater)101111 110
Aircraft Cessna 172SP Garmin 1000 (IFR, Glass cockpit - 4 seater)101301 300
Aircraft Piper Arrow (IFR, Garmin G430 - 4 seater)101351 350
Flight Instructor1049490
Ground Training (30 hours)11 4701 470
Total USD39 585

Training fees are covering the following items and services:

  • All training manuals
  • Access to the Learning Management System and FAA question bank
  • Flight Instructor time for ground school & practical training
  • Bonus - account for Rocket Route flight planning services - valued $300/year
  • Airplane usage, including fuel

*All training fees are bound to the actual exchange rates of the local currency of the Flying Academy base where the training or a part of the training is provided.


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