Kazakhstan Pilot Program
We have designed Epic Flight Academy’s Kazakhstan Pilot Program to train pilots under Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee with structured flight training. We take you from zero experience to a successful career as an airline pilot. The program supports students who speak English as a second language. The aviation industry requires the ability to read, write, and speak English proficiently for most employees and all pilots. Therefore, our flight school students have access to English tutoring to develop Aviation English skills during Ground School training.
How many students from Kazakhstan has Epic trained?
Epic has trained thousands of international students from 80+ countries for jobs in aviation including Kazakhstan. We provide a complete pilot program for Kazakhstan students to reach their dream airline job. Most importantly, the demand for airline pilots is at an all-time high. Therefore, aspiring aviators are seeking the most cost-effective and time-efficient program to receive flight training and begin their airline pilot careers.
What are the requirements to begin the Kazakhstan Pilot Program?
- First, you must be at least 18 years old.
- Also, you must have a high school diploma or equivalency.
- Next, students must be able to obtain an FAA medical certificate.
- Most importantly, you must be proficient in English.
- Additionally, you must hold a valid passport with at least 6 months before expiration.
- Furthermore, will need to apply for and receive an M1 visa.
- Finally, you must be available to be a full-time student 5 days per week.
What is the cost of the program?
Airline Pilot Program – International Students
Zero Experience to Airline Pilot
Total Course Tuition $65,260.00 USD
Starting with Instrument Course
Total Course Tuition $36,410.00 USD
Starting with Commercial Course
Total Course Tuition $18,720.00 USD
Can I transfer to your flight school?
If you have already logged flight training hours, we can accept you as a transfer student regardless of how much training you have had.
What are the hiring requirements for airlines in Kazakhstan?
Depending on the airline, they may require additional hours of time building. Generally, Kazakhstan airlines require a total minimum of 250 hours. Therefore, our students typically need an additional *110 hours time building if they finish their commercial training within the estimated 140 hours.
*Pilot-In-Command Time Building: 110 Hours
View Pilot Hiring Requirements for these Airlines in Kazakhstan:
Below are links for hiring requirements for top airlines in Kazakhstan. Note: These requirements are subject to change at the discretion of the airline. Therefore, refer to the airline directly for the latest information.
- Air Astana
- Aircompany ATMA
- Bek Air
- Berkut Air
- East Wing
- Euro-Asia Air
- Kaz Air Trans
- Mega Aircompany
- Prime Aviation
- SCAT Airlines
- Sky Service
- Sunday Airlines
What is the CAC Kazakhstan Pilot Conversion process?
Once Kazakhstan students complete their FAA pilot training at Epic, they will need to meet requirements to officially convert their licenses to the approval of the Civil Aviation Committee.
At Epic Flight Academy:
- Minimum 150 flight hours
- 70 hours PIC
- 20 hours cross country, of which 1 must be 300nm or greater with two landing
- 10 hours Dual instrument training
- 5 hours night with 5 take off and landing
Therefore, once back in Kazakhstan you will need to meet requirements from the Civil Aviation Committee.
How much do pilots earn in Kazakhstan?
That’s a good question and one you should know the answer to before you commit to flight training. Airline pilot salaries vary for many reasons, such as the airline, the pilot’s experience and ratings, etc In 2020, for instance, the reported average salary for airline pilots in Kazakhstan was 6 083 588 KZT (Kazakhstani Tenge), which is the equivalent to $15,700 USD. Pilots can also expect a bonus of approximately 228 135 KZT each year (just under $600 USD). A beginning pilot in Kazakhstan would earn approximately 4 276 231 KZT ($11,035 USD). A top earning experienced pilot would be paid approximately 7 657 147 KZT annually ($19,760). Certainly, commercial pilots remain one of the highest earning positions in Kazakhstan. Like you, we continue to research all information about airline pilot salaries in order to inform our students and help them make good career decisions.
Relocation & Transportation Assistance
We understand that selecting and applying to a flight school, and arranging travel and housing, if necessary, can be very stressful. However, our pilot training facility assists you in arranging each detail, As a result, your transition here is simple and easy. Visit our Student Life section for more information on our student amenities, transportation, events, and activities.
What else should I know about Epic’s Kazakhstan Pilot Program?
Transferable FAA Pilot Programs
Epic’s flight training courses are the leading United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Professional Pilot courses. All Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA), including the Kazakhstan Civil Aviation Committee. KCAC recognizes FAA-issued certificates. FAA approved flight courses are the key to pilot career opportunities. This is because they require English proficiency and successful completion of an ICAO Level 4 English language endorsement. Most importantly, airlines that fly routes between countries with different native languages require you to speak English.
Virtual Online Flight Academy
Epic Flight Academy provides important resources for its international flight students. For instance, our Online Virtual Flight Academy lets you connect with your FAA Flight Instructor and classmates before you arrive here in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Likewise, the online, interactive pilot training course helps you develop aviation skills and build a knowledge base of aviation terms and resources. Above all, you have an advantage when you begin attending Epic’s Ground School. For example, we share training videos on Cessna 172s, aircraft systems, aircraft performance, FAA regulations, and the New Smyrna Beach Airport. Kazakhstan Pilot Program students can start their training from home. Also, you can try our free Demo Online Course.
Aviation Skill Development (ASD) and Private Pilot Ground School
Epic is the only flight school to offer this unique ASD course. For example, during this phase of flight training, ground school students will build on the information they gained from the Virtual Flight Academy. Additionally, they start flight simulator training. In other words, the purpose of ASD is to familiarize students with the Cessna 172 and the New Smyrna Beach Airport. Most importantly, ASD increases students’ safety and awareness.
What if I have other questions?
You can view the most Frequently Asked Questions for international students. Also, you can also post questions and comments in our Pilot Forum. Most importantly, we are here to help and look forward to answering your questions. You are welcome to contact us anytime!