A Professional Pilot Career awaits you.
Private Pilot Training Program
Maui Flight Academy instructors are specialized in Cirrus Aircraft training to instill the confidence and skills necessary for you to pilot an advanced aircraft. Your training will take you to new destinations, and our program will guide you through the process to assure your course completion.
With a Private Pilot Certificate you are cleared to fly a US-registered aircraft anywhere in the world, day or night, weather conditions permitting. Our Scenario-Based Training helps accomplish this by designing your training around the actual flight patterns Airline employers use. You will travel to different locations and experience different airspaces to become a well-rounded pilot capable of becoming a successful Airline Pilot.
The Private Pilot Training consists of the following FAA requirements:
At this time we do not accept GI Bill financing.
Instrument Flight Rules Rating (IFR) Program is designed to quickly and efficiently transform a Private Pilot into one who can take on clouds and adverse weather conditions. You will train in busy and complex airspaces that will build your confidence as a Pilot in Command. This flight rating will enable you to fly the aircraft with little to no visibility, an airline industry standard. Gain a distinct advantage with the modern features in the Cirrus aircraft including; Multiple Moving Map Displays, Terrain and Traffic Warning Systems and real time weather.
IFR requirements are:
Upon receiving your Commercial Pilot Certificate you can be hired to fly! Ensure you are a high-quality prospect for major Airlines by training with Maui Flight Academy.
Our Scenario-Based Training in the most advanced training aircraft available will prepare you to be the future of Commercial Aviation. Not all flight training hours are created equal; Maui Flight Academy program instills confidence to pass through busy airspace with composure and control over your critical decisions.
By completing your program with MFA you will be a step ahead of the rest, prepared to take advantage of the currently expanding Aviation Industry. The Pilot shortage and FAA-regulation changes make now the best possible time to earn you flight ratings. The requirements for your Commercial Pilot Certificate are:
Maui Flight Academy offers Instructor Ratings to advance our students into their time building phase to reach airline standards. Employers seek quality pilots that demonstrate a deep working knowledge of the aircraft and procedures related. Flight Instructors are considered higher qualified because they are relearning and teaching someone the intricacies of the aircraft on a daily basis. They are consistently being challenged and tested as they guide an aspiring pilot through their flight training. Coast offers the following Instructor ratings that allow full growth potential for all our pilots.
CFI – Certified Flight Instructor
The Certified Flight Instructor Certification Course qualifies you to instruct in single engine aircraft. This course of training is a highly structured and comprehensively designed to prepare commercial pilots for their role as flight instructors.
Applicant will receive 15 hours of flight training and 130 hours of classroom instruction Ground school training includes all of the subject areas included in the Private and Commercial program including; the learning process; elements of effective teaching; student evaluation; course development; lesson planning; psychology of learning; night training techniques; classroom instruction techniques; maintaining student records; and authorizations and limitations.
CFII – Certified Flight Instructor Instrument
The Instrument Flight Instructor Certification Course is the ultimate asset as an instructor. It offers another source of income and increases your professionalism. Development of the skills and other tools are necessary to effectively instruct students seeking an instrument rating.
There is a global shortage of Professional Pilots. According to Boeing, in the United States alone, major airlines are cancelling flights and grounding planes due to a shortage of pilots. This is happening NOW. It is estimated that in the next 20 years the US will need over 95,000 new pilots; globally this could reach 498,000. Read the Boeing Report. Confluences of several important factors are creating this shortage:
The expansion of current Airline fleets means a need for new Pilots. With major Airlines investing in new aircraft and offering more flights from wider additional locations, Pilots will be needed continually.
New FAA regulations have placed a mandatory retirement age of 65 for all Airline Pilots. Major Airlines are facing a staggering 45,000 mandatory Pilot retirements over the next 20 years due to this rule. With over half of the current Pilot population over the age of 50, new Pilots will be needed to fill this void.
New FAA Regulations
The 1500 rule was issued by the FAA to raise the flight hour requirement from 250 hours to 1500 hours for first officers for any U.S. air carrier. This has stained the industry’s pilot supply as new pilots are mandated to build hours outside of the airlines until they reach 1500 hours.
The Maui Lifestyle
When you consider all the locations in the world to get your training completed, Maui is about as good as it gets!