Is a Medical Certificate Required?
For the Professional Pilot Course, make sure you can qualify for a First Class Airman’s Medical Certificate (for other courses, 3rd Class is sufficient).
If you are serious about a career as a commercial pilot, you must
first make sure that you are in a position to pass a first class
medical. The medical is performed by an Aeromedical Examiner (AME). You
can find an AME near you at http://faa.gov/pilots/amelocator . Once you have found an AME you can complete the initial portion of the application at http://medxpress.faa.gov (FAA MedXpress). Note: Please ensure your name on your medical certificate matches your drivers license exactly.
Important Medical Note: certain medical conditions and medications are disqualifying.
Please educate yourself to ensure you do not have a medical condition,
psychiatric disorder, or take medication that could render you unable to
earn a First Class Medical (required to be an airline pilot). Ref: FAA Disqualifying Conditions; FAA Disqualifying Medications; AOPA Medical Resources.
More here: https://www.slingpilotacademy.com/prerequisites/
What age do I need to be to join the Academy?
Minimum age: 18 Must have a high school diploma or GED Must be able to obtain and maintain a First Class Airman’s Medical Certificate More here: https://www.slingpilotacademy.com/prerequisites/ Note: to there is no minimum age to start learning to ...
I have an existing foreign Private Pilot License - does this count?
FAA Validation of Foreign Certificate A straight FAA validation of a foreign PPL is quite easy and requires some paperwork and a meeting at a US FAA FSDO. This results in an FAA Private Pilot certificate ‘issued on the basis of a foreign certificate’ ...
Do I need to be a US Citizen to join the Academy?
In short, No. In order to join the Academy you need to be legally in the US and authorized to study. A current US Passport or US Birth Certificate is required, or if a foreign Citizen, a Permanent Resident card or a Visa that allows study. Foreign ...
How much does the course cost?
We have 2 courses, one starting from Zero Time and one Starting from a Private Pilot Certificate with at least 80 hours of total time. Prices are here:https://www.slingpilotacademy.com/professional-pilot-course/ Note: Individual Courses are available ...
Must I be able to speak English to join the Academy?
In order to obtain an FAA Airmen Certificate you must be able to fluently speak, read, write and understand the English language. More here: https://www.slingpilotacademy.com/prerequisites/