Professional Pilot Program
(U.S. Domestic Students)

Prioritizing safety and minimizing of course completion time and cost, Epic Flight Academy’s Professional Pilot programs, allows students to go from zero flight experience to a Multi-Engine Commercial Pilot license in as little as 6 to 8 months, which is required to become a professional pilot for a commercial airline. Whether you have had no exposure to pilot training or are transferring from another training facility, we offer qualified students high quality flight training in a new-generation aircraft fleet, preparing them for the aviation careers of their dreams.

Epic’s Professional Pilot programs are intended for U.S. students that are seeking a career as a commercial pilot; foreign students should check out our International Pilot programs. With the growing worldwide airline pilot shortage and the minimum 1,500 hour requirement, most of our U.S. students choose to become a Flight Instructor to build flight time. However, we do offer individual and customized training for students pursuing other professional pilot career opportunities. If you have questions about which program is best for your aviation career goals, contact our Admissions Team directly to determine which flight courses best suit your needs.

Single-Engine Commercial Pilot Program Tuition & Timeline Summary

Private Pilot:
Epic Online Virtual Academy – 60 Hours
ASD & Private Pilot Ground School – 60 Hours
Simulator – Cessna 172 w/Instructor – 7 Hours
Flight – Cessna 172 w/Instructor – 40 Hours
Solo Flight – Cessna 172 – 10 Hours
One-on-One Instruction – 20 Hours
Pre & Post Briefing – 6 Hours
Tuition $14,252.50

Instrument Pilot:
Instrument Pilot Ground School – 40 Hours
Simulator – Cessna 172 w/ Instructor – 14 Hours
Flight – Cessna 172 w/ Instructor – 24 Hours
One-on-One Instruction – 20 Hours
Pre & Post Briefing – 5 Hours
Tuition $9,785.00

Commercial Single-Engine Pilot:
Commercial Pilot Ground School – 35 Hours
Simulator – Piper w/ Instructor – 3 Hours
Time Building – Cessna 172 – 32.5 Hours
Flight – Cessna 172 w/ Instructor – 3 Hours
Flight – Piper w/ Instructor- 18 Hours
One-on-One Instruction – 7 Hours
Pre & Post Briefing – 3 Hours
Tuition $8,971.10

(All Cessna 172 training flights are conducted in new Technological Advanced Aircraft (TAA). Aircraft delivered after 2016 are also equipped with WAAS-capable instrument-certified GPS approach.)

Multi-Engine Commercial Pilot Program Tuition & Timeline Summary

Private Pilot:
Epic Online Virtual Academy – 60 Hours
ASD & Private Pilot Ground School – 60 Hours
Simulator – Cessna 172 w/ Instructor – 7 Hours
Flight – Cessna 172 w/ Instructor – 40 Hours
Solo Flight – Cessna 172 – 10 Hours
One-on-One Instruction – 20 Hours
Pre & Post Briefing – 6 Hours
Tuition $14,252.50

Instrument Pilot:
Instrument Pilot Ground School – 40 Hours
Simulator – Cessna 172 w/ Instructor – 14 Hours
Flight – Cessna 172 w/ Instructor – 24 Hours
One-on-One Instruction – 20 Hours
Pre & Post Briefing – 5 Hours
Tuition $9,785.00

Commercial Multi-Engine Pilot:
Commercial Pilot Ground School – 35 Hours
Simulator – Multi w/Instructor – 3 Hours
Time Building – Cessna 172 – 32.5 Hours
Flight – Cessna 172 w/Instructor – 3 Hours
Flight – Piper PA-44 w/Instructor- 30 Hours
One-on-One Instruction – 7 Hours
Pre & Post Briefing – 3 Hours
Tuition $15,916.10

Professional Airline Pilot Program Tuition & Timeline Summary

Our most popular track, the Professional Airline Pilot program is an accelerated Part 141 flight training package for students that are consistently able to fly full-time, a minimum of 5 days per week, and 5 hours per day. For students that require scheduling accommodations due to other commitments, such as employment or university education, we offer training under Part 61 instruction, which allows a more flexible schedule, thus extending estimated completion time. The courses required to become a professional pilot for a commercial airline are:

Private Pilot:
Epic Online Virtual Academy – 60 hours
Aviation Skills Development & Private Pilot Ground School – 60 Hours
Simulator – TRU Flite Cessna 172 Dual w/Instructor – 7 Hours
Flight – G1000 Cessna 172 Dual w/Instructor – 40 Hours
Solo Flight – G1000 Cessna 172 – 10 Hours
One-on-One Instruction – 20 Hours
Pre & Post Briefing – 6 Hours
Tuition: $14,252.50

Instrument Pilot:
Instrument Pilot Ground School – 40 Hours
Simulator – Cessna 172 Dual w/Instructor – 14 Hours
Flight – G1000 Cessna 172 Dual w Instructor – 24 Hours
One-on-One Instruction – 20 Hours
Pre & Post Briefing – 5 Hours
Tuition: $9,785.00

Commercial Single-Engine Pilot:
Commercial Pilot Ground School – 35 Hours
Simulator – Piper PA-44 Dual w/Instructor – 3 Hours
Time Building Flight – Cessna 172 Dual w/Partner – 32.5 Hours
Flight – G1000 Cessna 172 Dual w/Instructor – 3 Hours
Flight – Flight Single Engine PA-28 Dual w/Instructor- 18 Hours
One-on-One Instruction – 7 Hours
Pre & Post Briefing – 3 Hours
Tuition: $8,971.10

Flight Instructor:
CFI Ground School – 60 Hours
Flight – G1000 Cessna 172 Dual w/ Instructor – 4 Hours
Flight – Piper PA-28 Dual w/Instructor – 12 Hours
One-on-One Ground – 15 Hours
Pre & Post Briefing – 4 Hours
Tuition: $5,925.00

Flight Instructor – Instrument:
Simulator – Tru Flite Cessna 172 Dual w/ Instructor 10 Hours
Flight – G1000 Cessna 172 Dual w/ Instructor 5 Hours
One-on-One Ground 15 Hours
Pre & Post Briefing 4 Hours
Tuition: $3,700.00

Commercial Multi-Engine Pilot Add-on:
Simulator – Piper PA-44 Dual w/ Instructor – 5 Hours
Flight – Piper PA-44 Dual w/ Instructor – 10 Hours
One-on-One Ground – 14 Hours
Pre & Post Briefing – 4 Hours
Tuition $5,475.00

Multi-Engine Flight Instructor:
Simulator – Piper PA-44 Dual w/ Instructor – 6 Hours
Flight – Piper PA-44 Dual w/ Instructor – 15 Hours
One-on-One Ground – 10 Hours
Pre/Post-Activity Briefing – 4 Hours
Tuition $3,515.00

Total Tuition $51,623.60

Non-Tuition Costs:
FAA Written Test: $125
FAA Flight Test: $600
Housing (Based on availability): $650 per month/shared room
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Students from all over the United States, and more than 80 countries, choose Epic Flight Academy for pilot training in order to pursue their aviation career dreams. Our pilot school began flight training in 1999, and thousands of Epic Professional Pilot graduates are thriving today in their aviation careers with more than 300 airlines worldwide. Learn to fly with us!

International students, check out our International Pilot program. Our courses are designed to fulfill training requirements for co-licensing our Professional Pilots who operate under their respective Civil Aviation Authorities.

Interested in experiencing your flight training online today? You can take a demo course by visiting Epic Virtual Flight Academy now!