Finding a flight school that is right for you and suits your aviation goals is an important step in Learning How to Fly. We can answer your questions and set you on your path to become a pilot!
Earn your Sport Pilot Certificate.
40 hours total time.
Earn your Light Sport Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) certificate and begin working for us.
150 hours total time.
Build hours towards your Airline Transport Pilot Certificate while getting paid and earning other certificates along the way!
Interview with an airline at 1500 hours total time.
The road towards becoming an airline pilot begins with our Sport Pilot course, where you'll learn the basics of flying! A strong foundation is the key to having a safe and successful career in aviation, which is why we take great pride in being Landing Doctor Certified here at the Sebring Flight Academy.
Once you earn your Sport Pilot License, you'll begin working towards your Light Sport Certified Flight Instructor certificate. This will be crucial in helping you build the required flight hours to become a professional pilot. The best part though, is that you'll be getting paid while building those hours!
Aircraft rental: $125/hr
Sport CFI: $50/hr
Chief CFI: $75/hr
They say that every safe flight starts on the ground. The foundations you need to be safe can be complex and difficult to understand, but our dedicated staff of instructors is here to help you every step of the way! Our ground school lessons are always one on one, allowing us to tailor the lessons to what you need.
Self Study Gleim PPL Kit $225
PSI Testing Center Fee $125
Practical Test Fee DPE $600-900
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Requirements
Getting hired by an airline as a first officer—or, co-pilot—requires applicants to hold an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate. In addition to passing applicable knowledge and practical tests, applicants must:
Prospective airline pilots won't meet all of these requirements just by attending flight school or an aviation program at a university. A common path toward earning the necessary hours and gaining valuable experience is working as a flight instructor!
We operate our own fleet of Light Sport Aircraft, specifically Bristell LSA, which are equipped with advanced avionics like dual MFD Garmin G3X and a 650, as well as autopilot and ADS-B. Having several planes available helps ensure no disruptions in your training. We also have several instructors with experience in other aircraft and a REDBIRD simulator for advanced type ratings.
Our emphasis on safety goes without saying, but we'll say it: Our curriculum is founded in the belief and practice that safety is our first priority. The flight school owns and operates a fleet of brand new Bristell LSA, which undergo preventive maintenance as required by the FAA and Manufacturer's Operating Instructions, as well as a precision pre-flight check before every lesson.
We train our own safety oriented flight instructors and promote the use of a Personal Limitations Checklist.
SFA Personal Limitations Checklist was developed by our founder, Lou Mancuso, "The Landing Doctor", in 1992. Each flight instructor and learner completes a PLC with their mentor CFI. Since our learners follow the limits set in their PLC and do extensive crosswind landing practice, we have a flawless record of safety.
Bristell Aircraft are light sport aircraft manufactured in the Czech Republic and assembled at the US factory in Pennsylvania. TAA are Technically Advanced Aircraft featuring multi-function displays, advanced avionics that incorporate navigation and weather data, and auto-pilot control systems.
Each aircraft is inspected and approved for flight according to strict procedures and FAA regulations.
The Sebring Flight Academy has a drop out ratio of less than 1 in 10 because learners are trained to a higher standard and feel competent prior to solo and working the radios. You can easily earn your Sport Pilot Certificate within a month, starting from no experience at all!
Florida weather is notorious for rapidly changing conditions which provide us ample opportunities to review weather conditions for flight planning. The flip side is that we fly year round while our northern counterparts can experience days and weeks of no fly conditions. Although thunderstorms are a factor, they are not a constant. Afternoon storms can be predicted with some degree of certainty so we take advantage of summer mornings and evenings, some of the most spectacular times to be in the sky.
For many, getting started is the hardest part...
If you’re looking to become a pilot for a commercial airline, there are many certifications that you must earn that have required knowledge and practical tests that you must pass.
Every journey starts with an introductory flight training lesson.
From there, expect the following:
It's never too early nor too late to fly, anyone can start with a discovery flight and experience their first flight for a super low cost today! From there, we'll take you through our introductory course and help you find the right path to set your dreams in motion!
Sebring Flight Academy provides a training path that is born from 74 years of flight training experience. Our Academy will help you earn your ATP in record time for a low cost. Take advantage of our Certified Flight Instructor course to hone your flights skills while teaching new students the wonder of flight!
You will become a Flight Instructor in about 6 months and our academy will hire you. You will be paid as you build the necessary hours to get your first professional flying job.