Professional Pilot Program

Nebraska Flight School’s Professional Pilot Program in partnership with the University of Nebraska is the top choice for career-minded pilots. We can help you go from zero flight experience to Commercial Pilot in minimal time, and with maximum proficiency.

Welcome Aboard

The growing demand for professional pilots is expected to continue for at least the next 15 years. Airlines will be competing to hire the most skilled and qualified pilots, and you want to be sure you stand out in a field of applicants.

Nebraska Flight School will help you gain the skills and experience you need to be a top choice for airline recruiters. Instead of training to minimum standards, we train to a high standard of proficiency using a proven curriculum. We teach you more than just how to pass a test. And we do it all at a lower cost than other flight training schools.

Once you earn your Certified Flight Instructor Rating at American Flight Schools, you will be at the top of the hiring pool to become a full-time flight instructor. You will then build your flight experience while earning money in a fun, friendly environment.

Ultimately you need multiple certificates and ratings, leading up to an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate. Nebraska Flight School can help you achieve each step along the way.

  • Private Pilot Certificate – Your primary (first) pilot license. It allows you to fly an airplane by yourself in visual flight conditions with passengers.
  • Instrument Rating – This next step in the process allows you to fly in the clouds instead of around the clouds.
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate – A Commercial Pilot allows you to charge money for services.
  • Multi-Engine Rating – Fly airplanes with more than one engine.

Upon completion of the above certificates, you are eligible for hire by Nebraska Flight School as a Flight Instructor. Enjoy the benefits of a large, well-maintained fleet or airplanes, working alongside experienced mentor-instructors, and a steady stream of students.

Additional Ratings

Earn the following add-on ratings at the same time you are working as a flight instructor.

 

  • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) – Teach others to fly while getting paid and building flight time.
  • Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Rating (CFII) – Teach instrument flying skills to other pilots.
  • Multi-Engine Instructor Rating (MEI) – Teach in airplanes with more than one engine.   

Program Options

Choose from several affordable options based on your goals and preferences.

Part 141

Private Pilot

Minimum Hours Hourly Rate Estimated Cost
Instructor – Aircraft 30 $50 $1,500
Instructor – Ground Training 10 $50 $500
Airplane – Dual and Solo 35 $140 $4,900
Stage Check – Instructor 3 $250 $750
Airplane – Stage Checks 3.5 $140 $490
Airplane – Check Ride 1.5 $140 $210
Total:     $8,350

Instrument Rating

Minimum Hours Hourly Rate Estimated Cost
Instructor – Aircraft 30 $60 $1,800
Instructor – Simulator 15 $60 $900
Airplane 23 $140 $3,220
Simulator 12 $60 $720
Stage Check – Instructor 3 $250 $750
Airplane – Stage Checks 4 $140 $560
Airplane – Check Ride 1.5 $140 $210
Total: $8,160

Single-Engine Commercial

Minimum Hours Hourly Rate Estimated Cost
Instructor – Aircraft 65 $60 $3,900
Instructor – Ground 15 $60 $900
Airplane 120 $140 $16,800
Stage Check – Instructor 3 $250 $750
Airplane – Stage Checks 5 $140 $700
Airplane – Check Ride 1.5 $140 $210
Total:     $23,260

Multi-Engine Commercial Add-On

Minimum Hours Hourly Rate Estimated Cost
Instructor – Aircraft 15 $70 $1,050
Instructor – Ground 10 $70 $700
ME Airplane 10 $279 $12,790
Airplane – Check Ride 1.5 $279 $418.50
Total:     $4,958.50

Multi-Engine Time Building

# of Hours Hourly Rate Estimated Cost
ME Airplane 40 $279 $11,160
Total:     $11,160
       
Program Cost:     $55,872

Prices are based on a specified syllabus and number of flight hours. Call for details.

American Flight Schools pilots and flight instructors have been hired into rewarding careers at these airlines and more!

Contact us today to get started on the path to becoming a Professional Pilot!