Restricted Airline Transport Certificate NEW!
UAA Professional Piloting graduates gain substantially from new FAA rule -- The FAA has authorized UAA to certify its graduates as academically eligible to apply for the Restricted Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate available only to graduates of selected two- and four-year collegiate aviation programs. The FAA approval means our graduates will need fewer flight hours to qualify for the Restricted-ATP Certificate!
Offering an associates degree and a bachelor's degree emphasis, UAA's Professional Piloting program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the aviation industry as airplane pilots. Theory and flight training is provided through a Federal Aviation Administration FAR Part 141 approved flight-training program. Once a student has begun study toward a declared major, all flight training must be completed through the UAA flight training program. Motion-based flight-training devices and simulators with sophisticated visual capabilities are incorporated into the program. A faculty composed of aviation professionals with extensive industry experience provides outstanding instruction in this program.
Credit may be awarded for the Private Pilot Certificate upon successful completion of a flight check with the Chief Instructor. FAA certificates and ratings required for both the associate and bachelor's degrees include Private Pilot and Commercial Pilot certificates and the Instrument Pilot Rating. The FAA Instrument Airplane Pilot rating and the FAA Commercial Airplane Certificate must be earned in-residence at UAA and baccalaureate students must also earn the Multi-engine Airplane Land Rating in-residence at UAA. Available advanced certification courses include CFI, CFII, MEI and MEII. Military pilots may petition to have appropriate curriculum requirements awarded based on FAA pilot certificates held on a case by case basis
AAS Professional Piloting graduates who earn 30 or more applicable credit hours will be certified as academically eligible to apply for the Restricted Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (R-ATP) with reduced aeronautical experience with 1250 flight hours of experience. BSAT graduates with 60 or more applicable credit hours will be eligible to apply for the R-ATP with 1000 flight hours of experience. Without this certification, a pilot must accumulate a minimum of 1500 hours to be eligible to apply for the ATP.
U.S Citizens: The U.S. Transportation Security Agency requires that students must present verification of U.S. citizenship before beginning any flight or airplane simulator training. The following three methods are acceptable: an unexpired U.S. passport, an original or raised-seal official copy of a U.S. birth certificate, or an original or raised-seal official copy of a Certificate of Naturalization.
Non-U.S. Citizens: Students from outside the U.S. interested in taking flying or simulator courses at UAA should contact our Flight Operations office for information on registration procedures. Call 907.786.7239 or e-mail.