Airplane Courses available

Pilot Training

Unlike some schools that only offer ground school or others that only offer Part 141 flight training at the Private Pilot level, USATS offers many pilot licenses and ratings that you can choose to pursue through our programs. Currently our helicopter training is all Part 141, our airplane training is being added to our 141 certificate as well. USATS is currently fully operational and training airplane pilots under Part 61 as we go through the certification process.

We value safety and education above all other considerations. You can participate as a student in the following programs while flying at Space Coast Regional Airport:

  • Private Pilot (PPL)
  • Instrument Rating (IR)
  • Commercial Pilot (CPL)
  • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
  • Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII)

USATS Aircraft

We hold safety and maintenance at the highest level. Our maintenance facility is an approved FAR Part 145 repair station that is approved by the FAA, all USATS aircraft are maintained by professional maintenance personnel located on-site at Space Coast Regional Airport. We have airplanes with cutting edge technology in our fleet. We have top of the line Diamond and Cessna aircraft of choice at USATS. Our airplanes are constantly inspected, and are equipped with Garmin G1000 and GFC700 Automatic Flight Control System. This combination makes for a smooth transition from single-engine to multi-engine then to the airlines, if that is your ultimate goal.

USATS Training Program

The FAA regularly monitors our training program and there are additional requirements to keep separate records of your training at the flight school in a “Training Folder,” as well as the records made in your personal logbook. Other requirements include:

Carefully following an FAA approved syllabus (Training Course Outline)

Taking additional quizzes and tests

Three evaluation flights, called Stage checks, with the Chief Flight Instructor

Syllabus-based training has been proven to be the most beneficial and cost-effective method of learning. It gives the student a gauge on his/her progress thus eliminating the need for unnecessary and costly lessons. For someone who has the ability to maintain an intense training schedule, they will have an opportunity to complete the Private Pilot training in approximately 50 Academic Hours and 37 Flight Hours under our Program!

Other course hour requirements are as follows:

  • Instrument Rating (60 Hours Ground Training, 47 Hours Flight Training)
  • Commercial (single-engine(SEL) and/or multi-engine (MEL) (40 Hours Ground Training, 53 Hours Flight Training)
  • Certified Flight Instructor (SEL), (MEL) (40 Hours Ground Training, 25 Hours Flight Training)
  • Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (SEL), (MEL) (15 Hours Ground Training, 17 Hours Flight Training)

Part 61 course hours for training are no less than the minimums required under Part 141 for each course of instruction. The numbers will be higher than the Part 61 requirements because we don’t change the way we instruct. All our courses, be it Part 61 or 141, are taught with the same philosophy and personalization. To us, you are not just a number. We never lose sight of the knowledge that you are a direct reflection of our teaching style and overall training program.

Best Rotor Transition Program

Want To Become An Airline Pilot?

We currently support and endorse helicopter pilots that are transitioning to the airlines below with airplane certifications. Please check out: for a listing and most updated employment offerings by all the Regional Airlines.

Contact Us

Complete our application form or call us on 1-800-686-4080 to discuss your training requirements. USATS student training representatives look forward to getting your information so that we can answer any questions and begin to support your career development and educational needs! Tell us about your goals and we will steer you toward the best USATS course options or design a training solution for you!

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