PILOT TRAINING

Florida Institute of Technology Aviation Programs has joined forces with four European Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) to enhance the university’s pilot training capacity. FIT Aviation LLC, the flight training arm of the university, already has pilot training contracts with clients like Turkish Airlines, serving 135 students. These new ATO partners will provide EASA Instrument Rating Conversion courses which are required to be completed in European airspace in order for pilots to earn their EASA pilot licenses, including a type rating. The four new partners are Ben-Air Flight Academy (BAFA), Belgium, Flying Time Aviation, UK, CTC Aviation, UK and Aeros, UK. Pilots training at FIT Aviation will complete the program in approximately 16 months, training mostly in Melbourne, but spending several weeks with one of the ATOs in Europe.