Become a Pilot

Harbour Aviation offers flight training programs for the following certificates and ratings:

Private Pilot

An FAA Private Pilot License requires theoretical and practical training to operate the airplane safely which authorizes the holder of the license to act as Pilot in Command of a civil aircraft. Once a student has received this license, he/she is cleared to be in charge of the airplane and can now pursue the Instrument Rating and Commercial Pilot Licenses. 

Requirements

- Be at least 17 years of age

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Obtain at least a current third-class medical certificate

- Receive a minimum of 40 hours of flight time including training and solo flight

- Pass a knowledge test as well as the practical test

Instrument Rating
Cirrus SR20 Fort Worth DFW CFIT

An FAA Instrument Rating gives the holder of a Private or Commercial License the additional privilege of flying IFR (Instrument Flight Rules). An instrument rated pilot can fly purely by reference to the flight instruments in situations where navigation by line of sight is not possible. This means the student can fly in the clouds as an instrument rated pilot, which gives him/her greater freedom to fly in conditions that would keep a non-instrument pilot on the ground.

Requirements

- Be at least 17 years of age

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Have at least 50 hours of Pilot in Command Cross Country

- 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument conditions

- Pass a knowledge test as well as the practical test

Commercial Pilot

An FAA Commercial Pilot License allows the holder to fly for compensation or hire. Once this license is obtained, one can seek employment and get paid to fly with a Commercial License. 

Requirements

- Be at least 18 years of age

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Obtain at least a current second-class medical certificate

- Have a minimum of 250 hours of flight time

- Pass a knowledge test as well as the practical test

Certificated Flight Instructor
(CFI)

An FAA Flight Instructor License allows the holder to teach other pilot trainees how to fly. As an instructor, he/she will pass on his/her own knowledge while gaining valuable experience in the teaching process. To become a flight instructor one must first have a Commercial Pilot License. Commercial pilots will already have a background of the theoretical and practical aspects of flying, thus, the focus of instructor training is to develop the ability to effectively teach others. Through teaching, one can attain a much deeper knowledge of the material. As one's students learn, the instructor will be presented with new questions and scenarios which will force them to deepen their knowledge of flying. This practice often produces the most insightful pilots.

Requirements

- Be at least 18 years of age

- Hold a commercial pilot certificate

- Hold an instrument rating 

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Obtain at least a current third-class medical certificate

- Have logged at least 250 hours and the required training for the CFI rating per FAA regulations

- Pass a knowledge test as well as the practical test

Certificated Flight Instructor Instrument
(CFII)

A CFII License allows the holder to teach other pilot trainees how to fly under instrument condition, also known as Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC). CFII's will possess great ability and knowledge to fly under IFR flight rules, and will use the foundational skills learned when obtaining the initial CFI rating. 

Requirements

- Be at least 18 years of age

- Hold a commercial pilot certificate

- Hold an instrument rating 

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Obtain at least a current third-class medical certificate

- Have logged at least 250 hours and the required training for the CFI rating per FAA regulations

- Pass a knowledge test as well as the practical test

Commercial Multi Engine Add On

A Commercial Multi Engine Add On rating allows you to practice commercial pilot privileges in a multi engine airplane. Multi engine rated pilots spend a considerable amount of time flying with only one engine. Multi engine rated pilots are also well trained in aircraft systems, emergency procedures, and high performance maneuvers. A Multi engine rating will open doors into commercial flying jobs and is an challenging, but rewarding rating. 

Requirements

- Be at least 18 years of age

- Hold a commercial pilot certificate

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Obtain at least a current second-class medical certificate

- Pass a knowledge test as well as the practical test