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Pelican Flight Training is a US FAA Certified Part 141 Flight School and Fixed Base Operator, offering both Fixed-Wing and Rotary-Wing training. We have been approved by both the United States’ Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Air Transport Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Our school is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) for the Professional Pilot Program “A” (Airplanes) and Professional Pilot Program “H” (Helicopters). READ MORE
Our management team has helped students from more than 80 countries become certified pilots and continue their careers as pilots with airlines all over the globe. Our job is simple: to make sure that you have all the resources you need to become one of the best pilots in the industry. Since 1985, we’ve helped U.S. citizens and International students achieve their dreams. READ MORE
Founded 32 years ago, Pelican Flight School is a proud member of South Florida’s aviation community. Over the years, we’ve come to develop a sterling reputation based on our low student-to-flight instructor ratio, our flawless safety record, and years of combined aviation experience READ MORE
We focus our training around our instructors’ experience working for major international carriers, ensuring that our students can take advantage of their real-world expertise.
While we cannot guarantee that our students will be able to obtain a job at one of the world’s leading airlines, we are proud to say that our graduates do go on to have fruitful careers in aviation. We maintain a strong alumni network to help our new graduates find the right company to continue to expand their experience and continue their career moving forward and upwards. We as everyone else cannot guarantee that you will be able to obtain a job, where- a lot of our graduates DO work in the aviation industry, this depends entirely up to you. READ MORE
Flight safety is paramount, which is why most every job in the aviation industry requires for the beginning, at least one year of experience.
After completing the Cpl (approximately 250 hours), pilots need to accumulate more than 1000 hours to reach the level for application to commercial airlines (1500 hours minimum). READ MORE
How can that be done?
We help our students gain that valuable experience so that they can take that first step and begin their careers in the aviation industry.
After graduating, we choose our best instructors to work and teach in our flight school. These can also decide to apply for jobs in the aviation to build time and experience. All this will improve their skills and allow them to finally return to their home country, or anywhere around the world and be hired as commercial pilots. READ MORE
As an accredited flight school, our programs will earn you credits towards your future aviation degree. So whether you’re interested in converting your license to meet FAA standards or seeking a premier CFI course to train as a flight instructor, Pelican Flight Training is your home base. More than 90% of our Professional Pilot Program students are hired upon graduation, and eight out of nine students graduate our program successfully.
Furthermore, a great opportunity for our students is the B.A / M.A in Riga Aeronautical Institute. These are credited for their flight training and continue on to climb up the ladder as they are hired in commercial airlines.
Riga Aeronautical Institute is a great opportunity for our students, at Pelican Flight Training. Riga Aeronautical Institute (RAI) Latvia, EU, is the University with almost 75-year history in professional aviation education and more than 50 thousand successful graduates. On a world-wide scale the Riga Aeronautical Institute is one of the oldest educational institutions specialized on aviation. Founded in 1942, it adapted itself to the challenges of time and domain. Riga Aeronautical Institute is the owner and Managing Partner in Pelican Flight Training since 2010. school has an excellent reputation and strong training ethic, which was acknowledged when Pelican Flight Training was named 'School of Special Merit” by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). RAI/Pelican FTC provide our students with accredited Professional pilot training for both helicopters and fixed-wings aircrafts from basic to medium-jet type rating utilizing both Federal Aviation Administration (FAA USA) and Joint Aviation Authority procedures standards (EASA). Special interest from our international customers has the Programs that allow our students to convert their previous ICAO licenses and flight training received to FAA licenses up to CFI/CFII/MEI ratings. We may say that since day one Pelican Flight Training use to have enrolled applicants from all over the world coming as students and leaving the school as graduated professional pilots ready to join the aviation industry.