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FAA Zero to 1500 Flight Hours

Of the Course

The Zero to 1500 hours course is designed for future pilots with no current flight experience. The training starts from PPL(A) to CPL(A) and continues the IR(A), MEP and Flight Instructor ratings, under FAA. You will have an additional 1300 hours of experience within 2 years of working as a Flight Instructor (Pilot-in-Command time) with Flying Academy, reaching up to 1500 hours total time, that is not only a crucial milestone for all airlines, but also a turning point for each pilot’s personal flight experience.

Starting from: 40,810$

Ground Training

During the Zero to 1500 hours, the trainee will complete theoretical courses for PPL(A), IR(A), MEP(A), ATPL theory & FI(A). For the FI rating, the trainee will undergo dedicated preparation to meet the standards of quality of Flying Academy for Flight Instructors. Additionally, you will be able to attend the theoretical training from the comfort of your home with Flying Academy Worldwide Online Campus.

Practical Exams

The practical skill exams in the airplane with the examiner can be taken after successful completion of the written tests. For the 0-1500 hours, there are 6 practical examinations: PPL(A), IR(A), MEP(A) & MEP(A) IR, CPL(A) and FI(A) The applicant must demonstrate the ability to:
  • Operate the airplane within its limitations
  • Complete all maneuvers as smooth and as accurate as requested by FAA
  • Exercise good judgment and airmanship
  • Apply aeronautical knowledge
  • Apply the emergency procedures and maintain safe operations
  • Maintain control of the airplane at all times

Theoretical Exams

The applicant has to demonstrate the theoretical knowledge at the FAA approved office in the form of written tests.

Course Curriculum


17 years old minimum

The pilot must be at least 17 years of age to be able to get a Commercial Pilot License.

Hold Class 2 Medical Certificate

You need to be physically fit for commercial flying (capable of holding FAA Pilot Medical Certificate Class 2)

To be proficient in the English language

You need to be able to read, write, understand and speak English fluently.

Why Choose Flying Academy

Access Innovative Learning Management System

Broad International Community

Top of the Line Fleet

Experienced & Talented instructors

Located in USA & Europe

State of the Art Virtual Classrooms

Complete ground training from the comfort of your home

Interactive Coursework, Stage Checks, and Monitored Progress

Dedicated flight training consultant & customer support


Miami, Florida
Los Angeles California, Corona
Los Angeles California, Van Nuys
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Vienna, Austria
Prague, Czech Republic
Brno East, Czech Republic
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Brno West Falcon Field, Czech Republic
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