Non-US Citizens wishing to train in the United States must go through the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). This program allows international students with a valid M-1 Visa to apply for and train at schools approved by SEVP. Students must register with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and attend an approved Part 141 program. Tampa Bay Aviation is a SEVIS approved Part 141 flight school.
IN THE AIR – The FAA requires a minimum of 35 Hours Total Flight Time with 20 Hours Flight Instruction. However, many students require more time. There’s no rush and we won’t push you to complete your training until you’re ready. Our students average around 60 total hours of training.
ON THE GROUND – 35 Hours Ground Instruction
TIMELINE- The more frequently you fly, the faster you will complete your training. Our schedule is flexible and is one on one with an instructor. This means that you are able to build your own schedule and go at your own pace. We suggest flying 2-3 times per week which averages about 4-6 months of training.