Part 141 Certification and Part 16 Curriculum
Aviation students can choose from two types of flight training schools — a Part 61 or Part 141 flight school.
One of the benefits at Piedmont Flight Training is that we are both. Both programs are perfectly legitimate methods of pilot training.
Students choose primarily based on their availability, study habits and cost.
A common misconception is that 141 is not a self study program. However, both 61 AND 141 are self study programs.
The differences that matter are mentioned below:
- FAA approved curriculum and thus more structured.
- Student has to complete ground school with their instructor.
- Minimum of 190 flight hours required to apply for Commercial Certificate.
- Student’s progress is reviewed by FAA on a regular basis as Stage Checks.
- Not FAA approved, though it still meets FAA regulations.
- Student is expected to complete a self study course on their own.
- Minimum of 250 flight hours required to apply for Commercial Certificate.
- Student’s progress is determined by their instructor’s assessment.
Piedmont Flight Training is a PSI Testing Center
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