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This program is for individuals with the unrestricted right to live and work in the United States.

This program is for individuals with the unrestricted right to live and work in the United States.

Programme Type
Private Pilot Licence (PPL)

Instrument Rating (IR)

Commercial Pilot License-Multi Engine (CPL-ME)

Single Engine add-on (SE-add on)

Certified Flight Instructor rating (CFI)

Certified Flight Instrument Instructor rating (CFII)


Train with CAE in Phoenix, Arizona, to earn all the licenses and ratings required to launch your airline career. This full-time training program is designed for individuals without any previous flight experience, but can be customized upon request. 

Find out more about training with CAE In Phoenix here.

Course Outline

The course is up to 56 weeks in duration.

Part 141 approved course:

  • 274 hours FAA Ground School (PPL, IR, CPL/ME)
  • 148 hours Single Engine aircraft trainer
  • 32 hours Multi-Engine aircraft trainer
  • 33.2 hours Flight Simulators
Investment & Funding
Airline Pilot Pathway – Phoenix $83,500

Customized training programs are available for individuals with existing flight experience and/or licenses and ratings. Please contact a CAE Training Advisor for quote.

What's included?

  • The full FAA ground school program (PPL, IR, CPL-ME)
  • Flight training, landing fees and fuel necessary
  • Uniform and flight case
  • All course material and manuals
  • FAA flight and written examinations – first attempt only
  • ATP CTP and ATP written exam
  • Accommodation in Phoenix, Arizona (optional)

What's not included?

  • Transportation to and from, and within Phoenix, Arizona
  • All Meals (optional stipend is available)
  • Remedial training and costs associated with course overrun

Need more information about funding?

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Eligibility Requirements

You need to meet the following criteria to apply to the Airline Pilot Pathway – Phoenix:

  • Be legally eligible to live and work in the United States
  • 18 years of age or over to start training
  • Completed high school with a minimum of a high school diploma or GED
  • Proficient in the English language
  • Capable of holding an FAA First Class Medical
  • Previous flying experience is not required
Assessment & Selection

To start your application process, contact a CAE Training Advisor by send an email to: [email protected]   

Then you will need to:

  • Sign a Training Services Agreement 
  • Pay a $750 course deposit (nonrefundable) to secure your seat
  • Get your FAA medical
  • Establish financing
Why train in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Phoenix has more than 350 flying days per year
  • Get familiar with complex Class B, D and E airspace in Phoenix 
  • Rent and groceries are an average of 32% cheaper than in other states such as California
  • No sales tax on flight training in Arizona
  • CAE Phoenix Aviation Academy is located only 25 minutes drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International airport, offering easy access to anywhere in the US 
  • Enjoy the outdoor Arizona lifestyle including hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and skiing
  • Training flights will take you to the Grand Canyon, Palm Springs, Sedona, Las Vegas, San Diego, Santa Monica and Lake Havasu 

Become an airline pilot with CAE Phoenix - Aviation Academy

We are currently not accepting applications for this program. Contact the team with any questions. Thank you

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