Instrument Rating Training                     

The Instrument Pilot Certificate allows a Private Pilot to fly through clouds and around weather. As a Part 141 School, we can finish your Instrument Rating in 35 hours. We are also permitted to complete 14 of those hours on our full-motion DCX-MAX simulator. Using the sim is a huge savings in time and money for our students. The rest of the hours are flown in a Cessna 172 G1000 aircraft. You will work with a CFII at our facility. Northwest Indiana weather usually gives you the opportunity to log some “actual” time. We can also do the Part 61 Instrument rating but do not advise it as there is so much more cross country time involved.

Commercial Flight Training

If you want to get paid to fly, this is your route. Commercial pilots must be at least 18 years old, or older. Part 141, they must have a minimum of 190 hours of flight time total (or 250 for Part 61). They must hold an IFR rating, or be restricted to only daylight operations, under visual flight rules (VFR), and operating within 50 miles from the originating airport. 

Medically, commercial pilots must have a Class II medical, which requires renewal every 12 months. Re-validation of pilot certificates must be every 24 months via a review from a certified flight instructor.

Multi-Engine Training

Train in our Beechcraft Baron 55 with 260hp per engine and a Garmin 430!

Our individualized training plan will fit your busy schedule. The average applicant will need about 8 hours of flight instruction and about 10 hours of ground instruction.

CFI Rating

Flight instructors are authorized to provide flight instruction to pilots and pilots requiring additional certificates/ratings. Flight Instructors also complete flight review for license re-validation and recommend flight tests for students. As a CFI, you must be at least 18 years of age, and hold a valid commercial pilot certificate & IFR rating.

Aside from their standard flight review every 24 months, CFI’s must also re-validate their instruction certification every 24 months. You may not instruct without a CFI rating.

Airline Transport Pilot

At the pinnacle of professional aviation is the Airline Transport Pilot certificate (ATP). As an ATP, you must be at least 23 years old and have completed a minimum of 1,500 hours of flight time. ATP’s must also possess an instrument rating and a commercial certificate.

You may bypass part of those requirements by completing an aviation degree through a university (like Liberty University). This is called an R-ATP (or restricted ATP). The requirements change, allowing you to be 21 years old with 1,000-1,250 hours of flight time depending on the type of degree.

ATP’s can hold a Class I medical, which requires renewal every six months, or a class II which requires renewal every year. Re-validation of certificates must be every 24 months via a flight review.  Due to recent changes by the FAA, all ATP candidates must take a separate training course for ATP with simulator training.  We still offer the Test here at Eagle.  We would be happy to talk with you about how to complete your ATPb

Other Flight Training Programs Here at Eagle:

  • Spin Training
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