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Conquer the Skies

BECOME A PILOT

Private Pilot Certificate
This certificate allows you to be pilot-in-command of an airplane. We train you to how to operate an airplane and the proper decision making processes through our Part 61 or 141 program. These skills help you achieve your first solo flight, cross-country flights, and beyond. Upon completing this program you will be capable of piloting a single-engine land aircraft and enjoy flying around friends and family.   

 

Requirements: 14 CFR 61.103

- Be at least 17 years of age

- Hold at least a Student Pilot Certificate (16 years old)

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Obtain at least a current third-class medical certificate

- Receive a minimum of 40 hours of flight time including training and solo flight (14 CFR 61.109)

- Pass the PAR Knowledge Test and a Practical Test

Download our Private Pilot Pricing Guide (XLS)

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Instrument Rating

Instrument rating refers to the qualifications that a pilot must have in order to fly under Instrument Flight Rules. Flying under IFR means you fly solely by your instruments with no outside references (aka fly through the clouds!!). You'll learn how to better prepare for flights, develop cockpit management skills and fine-tune aircraft control and precision.

Requirements
14 CFR 61.65

- Be at least 17 years of age

- Hold a private pilot certificate

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Have at least a current third-class medical certificate

- Receive and log ground and flight training 

- Pass the IRA knowledge test and a Practical Test

Download our Instrument Rating Pricing Guide (XLS)

 
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Commercial Pilot

This certificate qualifies you to operate an airplane for compensation or hire. The program gives you extensive knowledge ensuring you become a safer and smarter pilot. The curriculum is focused on learning more advanced maneuvers, perfecting cross-country flying and planning skills, and improving on aeronautical decision making.

Requirements: 14 CFR 61.123

- Be at least 18 years of age

- Hold a private pilot certificate

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Obtain at least a current second-class medical certificate

- Have logged at least 250 hours (Part 61) or 190 hours (Part 141) - 14 CFR 61.129

- Pass the CAX Knowledge Test and a Practical Test

Download our Commercial Pilot Pricing Guide (XLS)

 
Multi-Engine Rating

A multi engine rating allows a pilot to operate an aircraft with more than one engine.  This includes aircraft with a fully retractable landing gear and adjustable propeller control, such as ones at charter companies and airlines. The multi-engine rating is considered an add-on to any current pilot certificate which does not come with specific hour requirements, but to train to proficiency. 

 

Requirements

- Be at least 18 years of age

- Hold a private/commercial pilot certificate

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Obtain at least a current medical certificate to applicable certificate

- Pass a practical test

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Certified Flight Instructor

Training to be a CFI will teach you how fly from the right seat.  You will gain knowledge on the instruction of flight to prepare you to teach others how to fly. You may log the hours instructing students in an airplane. This makes a great way to build up hours for a career and gain valuable experience.  Getting paid to fly is one of the many perks to being a CFI.  

Requirements 14 CFR 61.183

- Be at least 18 years of age

- Hold a Commercial Pilot or ATP certificate

- Hold an Instrument Rating

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Have at least a current third-class medical certificate

- Receive and log training under 14 CFR 61.187

- Pass FIA and FOI knowledge tests and a Practical Test

Download our CFI Pricing Guide (XLS)

 
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Certified Flight Instructor Instrument

Being a CFII allows you to instruct students working on an instrument rating.  Becoming a CFII will take your teaching to the next level​.  It gives you more experience and a wider range of students that you are capable of instructing.

Requirements

- Be at least 18 years of age

- Hold a commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Obtain at least a current third-class medical certificate

- Receive required training per FAA regulations

- Pass the FII Knowledge test and a Practical Test

Download our CFII Pricing Guide (XLS)

Airline Transport Pilot

An ATP is the highest certification in the aviation industry.  It allows you to act as pilot-in-command of a scheduled air carrier's aircraft.  If you intend to make a career of flying for the airlines than this is the rating you need.  

Requirements

- Be at least 18 years of age

- Hold a commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Obtain at least a current first-class medical certificate

- Receive required training per FAA regulations

- Pass a Knowledge Test (requires an ATP-CTP training course) and a Practical Test

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Aircraft Checkouts

Westfield Fight Academy offers the following checks:

 

  • Flight Reviews (required every two years for all pilots)

  • Instument Proficiency Checks

  • WINGS Program

  • Aircraft Rental Checkouts