Become An Airline Pilot

Advantages of Flight Training with Global Pilot Academy:

  • We are a FAA Part 141 Pilot School
  • This school is authorized under  Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students
  • We operate exclusively out of Tampa Executive Airport – two runways of ample length
  • We have graduated over two hundred  students with over 90% pass rate
  • Our private pilot students  finish in less than 55 hours
  • Our instrument rating students finish in less than 45 hours
  • Attractive Payment Options – Pay as You Go for US citizens and US Residents.  Fixed Installment for International Students.  Most flight schools want the fees to be paid upfront or a significant portion of the fees paid upfront.  We refund any unused amounts except for amounts related to scheduled flights.
  • We provide personalized instruction experience in proven training airplanes – Our fleet consists of:
    • Single Engine Non-Complex: Cessna 172, Cessna 152 and Piper Cherokee,
    • Single Engine Complex: Piper Arrow and Cessna 172RG
    • Multi Engine: Piper Seneca
  • Best value in flight training compared to any large or small flight school
  • FAA testing center on-site for our students as well as others (PSI)

Demand for Airline Pilots – New Pilots by Region (2016-2035)

Now is the time for you to consider becoming an airline pilot.  Between 2016 and 2035, the global demand for airline pilots is expected to be over 600,000.According to a study done by Boeing, regional markets that have relied heavily on recruiting pilots from outside their home locations are increasingly seeking to recruit, train, and develop locally sourced pilots. New market opportunities are creating an increased demand for qualified, skilled, and experienced pilots.

Over the next 20 years, the Asia Pacific region will lead the worldwide growth in demand for pilots, with a requirement for 248,000 new pilots.

  • North America will require 112,000
  • Europe 104,000
  • Middle East 58,000
  • Latin America 51,000
  • Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) / Russia 22,000, and Africa 22,000.

SkyWest Inc. president and CEO Chip Childs warned Congress in March of a “growing pilot shortage” that could become pronounced over the next three years, leading to the grounding of large numbers of aircraft in US regional airlines’ fleets.

Childs and those warning of the ramifications of a pilot shortage say two realities are about to collide: Some 18,000 pilots are expected to retire at US mainline airlines in the next three years.

Pilot supply pipeline continues to struggle to produce qualified candidates because of the growing cost of becoming an airline pilot—exacerbated by the Congressionally mandated rule imposed by FAA in 2013 requiring 1,500 hr. of flight time before becoming a first officer at a US commercial airline.  Most non-US airlines maintain the reduced requirement by allowing commercial pilots without ATP to become first officers.