About Pilot Career Program

"Within the next ten years, over one half of all Airline Pilots will be leaving the Airline Industry via retirement."
-ABC News

There is no doubt that a crisis is looming on the horizon in America, however this crisis means opportunity. There has never been a better time to enter the field of Aviation; thus the reason for the Pilot Career Foundation (PCF).

The Pilot Career Foundation is a new non-profit foundation dedicated to developing the next generation of airline pilots.

The goal of the PCF is to assist flight schools across America implement standards, curriculums and an airline culture that has been developed by the regional airline industry. This program is called the Pilot Career Program. This Program will mold people of all backgrounds, gender and status into the best pilots possible.

Program Overview

This program is still under development and not yet operational. If you are interested, please contact the Flying Colors Program Director.

Desiring quality and professionalism, PCF created a program designed to produce a 2000-hour pilot with only 650 flight hours. This is not a new concept; the US military has been training pilots in this manner since WWII.

From day one, the Program pilot is trained to be a professional airline pilot. The student will be taught airline culture, safety, piloting skills, procedures and attitude. Upon completing all 6 phases of the program at 80% or better, the student will be guaranteed an interview with a regional airline.

In order to maintain quality, professionalism and insure regional airline standards, the Pilot Career Foundation has outlined the program as follows:

  1. Each student or instructor must enroll in the program on the Internet. The non-refundable fee is US$245. Upon enrollment, the Program student and instructor will receive:
  2. Upon enrollment, the student and instructor will be referred to as a Program student and Program instructor.
  3. Each Program student MUST have a two or four year college degree from an accredited institution, (Major does not matter) or is working on a degree from any accredited college. Because of the quality, ease and affordability, we recommend but do not require the Utah Valley State College (UVSC) Professional Pilot Degree that is offered on the Internet. The site can be found at www.aviationuniversity.com. UVSC students are eligible to apply for Governmental Loans and Grants as well as Collegiate Loans.

  5. Each Program student must do their flight training at a Program school.

  7. Each Program student will wear the appropriate Airline uniform while they are in training at the flight school. The uniform consist of the program shirt, program tie, black slacks, black socks and black polishable shoes. If a coat or jacket is required, the student must wear either his or her flight school's jacket or the Program leather jacket. The Program jacket can be purchased from the PCF catalog.

  9. Each Program student must complete their Private, Instrument and Commercial training in a 1990 or newer aircraft, with the exception of the complex portions of the commercial certificate.

  11. Each Program student will receive an airplane specific manual. This manual contains additional flight training information the student needs to pass SAC rides 1 - 3. For example, aircraft flows, checklists, CRM, and sample profiles.

  13. Each Program student will study and be tested on their knowledge of the supplemental information contained in modules found on this Internet site. These modules are addendums to the ground school training curriculum at your school.

  15. There are 6 phases of training in the Program:
  16. Each Program student will be guaranteed an interview with a participating regional airline upon the successful completion of the program and the following hours:

    Total Time 750 hours
    -35 hours time in approved simulator during Private, Instrument, Commercial and Multi-engine training may be flown in program AST Hawk
    -65 hours
    Total Aircraft Time 650 hours
    Multi-engine Time 100 hours
    -60 hours time in program AST Hawk
    Total Multi-engine Time 40 hours
    Instrument Time 100 hours
    -100 hours time in an approved FTD and AST Hawk
    Total Actual Inst. Time 0 hours


Please Note: The Simulator training may require the student to travel to a different program flight school that operates the corresponding AST Hawk.