Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?

We recommend starting with a Discovery Flight. It's considered your first flight lesson. Take over the control with an Instructor next to you and find out if you feel comfortable in a training airplane. The next step will be to get a medical certificate. To find out more, click here for more information.

What is the difference between Part 61 and Part 141?

Global Pilot Academy offers Part 61 and Part 141 training.  We let you decide the training structure that works best for you.
Consider Part 61 if you are looking for a flexible training program to your availability and is tailored to your individual needs.
Part 141 is an attractive choice for those seeking a faster learning pace with structured lessons and checks throughout the training.

How can I get a Medical Certificate in the Tampa Bay Area?

To start making an appointment with an authorized Medical Examiner, you'll have to create a user on the MedXpress website and follow the instructions. Find a list of the authorized FAA Medical Examiner here.

How can I pay for my lessons?

Here at GPA, you have the flexibility to pay as you go with a credit or debit card. You could do installment plans and accept a scholarship or a few financial options at your disposal. Visit our financing page for more information. 

What is your cancellation policy?

We require at least a 24-hour notice for any cancellations. There is a nonrefundable $75 charge to your account for a no-call/no show. You may contact the Front Desk during business hours to cancel your appointment.

How can I schedule an FAA Knowledge Test?

You can go to to schedule your exam. When checking in, it is required to have your endorsement (if eligible), and government-issued identification. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your exam to allow for check-in time. If you have any further questions you may contact the school, 813-600-4052. 

Do you accept GI bill?

Not at the moment, but we are in the process of getting approved for it. Call us to check in on the latest update.

Do you have international programs?

We do. We welcome International Students from all over the World. The U.S. government authorizes us to issue an I-20 so you can apply for your M-1 Visa.