Full Courses and pay as you go options available
FULLY INSURED. EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS. STRUCTURED TRAINING. CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT.
So you want to be a pilot or enhance your existing pilot skills? You've come to the right place. Our mission is to develop safe and competent pilots in an accelerated and structured environment. This includes designated classrooms for each instructor, a syllabus structured training and all encompassing pilot courses.
Fly Around Alaska Flight Training offers full pilot training programs AND pay-as-you-go options for: Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot License (CPL), Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), and Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument (CFII). Flight training courses are offered in an accelerated and non-accelerated format. Having the option for non-accelerated and accelerated flight training courses allows us to accommodate locals who may be working or going to school and for student pilots who are able to get 2 weeks time off work or school to train.
We do offer a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) structure and financing options for PAYG; however. keep in mind you will need to study, study, study for it to be worth your while. Our pilot courses do not have an hourly cap on GROUND or FLIGHT time. When you do a PAYG structure, you will be paying for every minute of ground and every hour of flight time, and it adds up quick!
Our flight school is known for students finishing courses in record time. Completing pilot training is no easy task, but with our syllabus based structure, and top notch flight instructors, you will be on your way to completing your training in no time! Our instruction and management staff are here to help guide you along the way. You’ll find that our staff will take the time to ensure you are on track and progressing as you should.
If you're a rusty pilot or you already have some hours under your belt; we can accommodate pay as you go options to help complete your aviation goals! We offer hourly rates and block time in increments of 10 hours.
Alaskan Flight Training Programs
Our Alaskan flight training programs are a flat rate fee and will not increase if you need more than the FAA minimum requirements or the U.S. average. We do not have students train in simulators or as a safety pilot just to build time, you will be flying an actual airplane for the duration of your course. We believe this instills superior piloting skills. We believe so strongly in our proven programs, that we put the program and guarantee in writing. We guarantee a structured program with set flight lessons each week to ensure completion and decrease lack of progression. Too often we hear from transfer students that they have been trying to earn their ratings/ certificate/ license for years. We've removed these barriers and offer all inclusive programs to ensure student success. We hope you come fly with us!
Private Pilot Certification
Your pilot journey will begin with a Private Pilot Certificate. Sometimes this is mistaken as "Private Pilot License", but in the United States it is called a Private Pilot Certificate. We have two private pilot programs at Fly Around Alaska Flight Training, the 14 Day Accelerated Private Pilot and the Guaranteed Private Pilot. Choosing between the two will depend on the pace at which you would like to train.
Congratulations, you’ve earned your private pilot license! What’s next? Well Instrument training is not only the next step in a potential commercial pilot career, but it makes you a safer pilot. Advancing your pilot skills to be able to competently fly in non-favorable conditions will not only open more doors for employment but will serve you very well in your everyday flights. There are two programs to choose from, 14 day Accelerated Instrument Rating or the Guaranteed Instrument Rating.
Professional Pilot Program
Completing the Professional Pilot Program at Fly Around Alaska opens doors to commercial and airline career opportunities. From Alaska Bush Pilot to a Regional Airline Pilot, we can help you get there in record time. This program takes you from zero experience to PPL, IFR, CPL, MEL and CFI. This program also has the added bonus of a guaranteed interview as a Certified Flight Instructor with us, which you could begin immediately after completing your flight training.
Fly Around Alaska Palmer Flight School
975 Cope Industrial Way
Palmer, AK 99645
Mon - Sat: 9am - 6pm
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Why Choose Us?
Fly Around Alaska began as a one man, one plane school with a goal to provide the best possible flight training available in Alaska. Today that little school has become one of the largest flight training organizations in Alaska. Our student's safety and success are our number one priority. To view the company's mission, vision and core values, click here.
- We offer a proven syllabus curriculum in a school environment.
- Our staff operates through our vision, mission and core values.
- Alaskan flight time is extremely valuable to airlines.
- We have exclusive accelerated programs and a 98% success rate.
- We operate out of three locations in Alaska.
- We are fully insured and provide flight instruction specific insurance on all aircraft and students.
- We specialize in international student pilot training.
- We have an A&P and IA on staff and maintain our own aircraft to the highest standard of safety.
We believe so strongly in our approach to pilot training,
that we guarantee these in writing.
Not sure where to start?
Call us to set up an introductory lesson, you might even do a couple maneuvers! We can also schedule a tour to checkout our classrooms and meet an instructor.
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