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Hello Frankie,
Below are the answers to your questions:

a) question 9, my English is much higher than intermediate level. On my Cambridge English exam I scored a 4.0 out of 4.0
Answer: That is great! If you are an international student, you will undergo an English proficiency test during the application process. You need to have at least ICAO level 2 English to be qualified to join flight training.

b) Why is the tuition double for International Students?
Answer: The tuition isn’t double for international students. Tuition is $49,922.75, and it takes approximately 7 months to complete the training.

c) I was under the impression that in order to qualify for an ATP the minimum age was 25. If I start my training at 18 and complete in 7 months what do I do until I reach the age required by Southwest for example.
Answer: An individual must be 16 years old to solo an aircraft, 17 years old to obtain a Private Pilot Certificate, 18 years old to obtain a Commercial Pilot Certificate and 23 years old to obtain an Airline Transport Certificate. FAR Part 121 (major airline regulations) require all pilots to retire at the age of 65.

d) Is your school part of the Southwest program?
Answer: We are not affiliated with Southwest Airlines. But we have airlines that come here and hire. Air Wisconsin, Republic, Endeavor, Piedmont, and Ameriflight are some of a few that regularly visit our campus to present career opportunities and recruit our students and instructors. Basically, we train students to meet all airline requirements and standards.

e) I am currently a 12th grader but taking courses on line at Arizona State Aviation Masters degree program in Profession Aviation. This course you offer is of course much less in terms of cost but I was wondering what you would consider your value added proposition to be.
Answer: What course did you take in Arizona Aviation? We offer flight training, not a degree course. From zero to fully trained commercial pilot with ratings such as instructor, multi-engine, etc. takes just over 13 months. Some pilots do it faster, some pilots take longer to complete their training.

Let us know if you have further questions. Thank you very much for using our forum!

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