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API, being one of the oldest aviation airplane flying flight training pilot schools in the USA, can prepare you for an airline career. Learn to fly in a real world professional environment and acquire your Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating, Certified Flight Instructor Certificate, and Commercial Pilot License in minimum amount of time. By using general aviation aircraft and PCATD flight simulators, your IFR and CFII training is simplified.  We are located in Chicago, Illinois.  Flying is not a job it's a dream come true.

PROFESSIONAL  PILOT          PRIVATE - INSTRUMENT - COMMERCIAL - FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

  • Flying an airplane is one of life's greatest experience, there is nothing else like it.

  • You are part of an elite group of individuals who have the knowledge and physical skills to be a Professional Pilot.

  • Aviation Professionals Incorporated, also known as "API", is the only Flight School in Chicago and one of the oldest Flight Schools in the United States.

  • Learning how to fly can be made easy if your instructor knows how to explain things in simple terms.

  • For almost five decades, we have refined our training program so that it is one of the best in the world.

  • This is accomplished with our unique copyrighted method called ďAttitude FlyingĒ.

  • Attitude Flying is achieved by having the student sit in the pilotís seat while observing specific exterior parts of the airplane and those relationships to either the horizon, ground or runway. Those relationships will instantly inform the pilot about altitude, bank, coordination and airspeed control.

  • Our training saves you money, time,  and frustration while making you a more knowledgeable, responsive,  efficient and safe pilot.

  • FAA states you must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the English Language. 

  • There are four certificates that you must obtain to become a professional pilot.

  • The Private Pilot Certificate means that you are qualified to fly and airplane and take passengers with you.

  • The Instrument Rating means you are certified to fly the airplane solely by reference to the flight instruments without having visual contact with the ground.

  • The Commercial Pilot Certificate means that you can legally be compensated for your ability to fly an airplane.

  • The Flight Instructor Certificate means that you can be paid for your teaching skills while building additional flight time towards for your career as a professional pilot.

  • The FAA states that before an individual is allowed to fly on airplane by themselves, they must pass a FAA Flight Physical. 1st class medical is recommended.

  • The medical examiner has concerns that deal with Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, history of Kidney Stones, history of Drug or Alcohol Abuse, Emotional or Mental Disorders, Vision Problems, Certain Levels of Hearing Loss, High Blood Pressure, or condition that could impair your ability to fly an aircraft safely.

  • You can start flight training before getting your Flight Physical but you can not fly by yourself solo until you do.

  • In the real world having your certificates are only part of what you need to make a living as a professional pilot.

  • API has the expertise to groom you to become a professional career pilot.  Other schools just teach you how to acquie your certificates.

  • Future employers are looking to see if you have situational awareness, clear communication skills, have the ability to remain calm under pressure, have self-confidence, the desire to learn, pay attention to details, and have humility.

  • As you progress in the industry, for each career move that you wish you make, you need to be able to stand out as the best candidate applying for that pilot position.

  • The training is demanding but rewards can countless.

  • On APIís staff is the 2020 Flight Instructor of the Year for the Great Lakes Area.

  • API has one of the best safety records in the industry and the highest ratings with the Better Business Bureau.

  • You only pay for each lesson as you take them.  There are no contracts to sign or dues to be paid.

  • API is open 7 days a week.

  • Our email address is api@apischool.com

  • Please call  773 284-5678.

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Program includes integrated training for the following Pilot Certificates

Private Pilot
Instrument Rating
Commercial Pilot Certificate
Certified Flight Instructor Certificate


API has been training individuals to become Professional Pilots for over 39 years
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    Private  Pilot  Certificate

  • As a Private Pilot you can fly any where in the country and take passengers with you
  • You have to be at least 16 years old before you can fly by yourself which is called solo flight
  • You must be at least 17 years old to be awarded your Private Pilot Certificate
  • For your Private Pilot Certificate you must have a minimum of 40 hours of physical flight time
  • Your flight time will consist of flying with an instructor which is called dual flight, and flying by yourself which is called solo flight
  • You can start your training without a physical, but must pass a flight physical before soloing
  • Private Pilots can not receive money for their ability to fly an airplane

   Instrument  Rating

  • An Instrument Rating means you are certified to fly in poor weather conditions solely by reference to the airplane's flight instruments without having visual contact with the ground
  • You must have at least a Private Pilot Certificate before you can become an Instrument Rated Pilot
  • You must be at least 17 years old to be awarded your Instrument Rating
  • For your Instrument Rating you must have a minimum of 40 hours of flight training, and 50 hours of actual cross country flying
  • Your training is a combination of ground simulator, and actual flight time

    Commercial  Pilot  Certificate

  • As a Commercial Pilot you can be paid for you ability to fly an airplane
  • You must be at least 18 years old to be awarded your Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • For your Commercial Pilot Certificate you must have 10 hours of training in a complex airplane a minimum of 250 of total time
  • Your total time can be a combination of your time acquiring your Private Pilot Certificate and Instrument Rating including your ground simulator time

    Certified  Flight  Instructor  Certificate

  • As a Certified Flight Instructor whenever you are training a student, you are accumulating additional hours toward your total flight time while being paid for your pilot training skills
  • You must be at least 18 years old and hold a Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • You can become a Certified Flight Instructor immediately after obtaining your Commercial Pilot Certificate

 

 

Chicago Midway Airport
Southwest Corner of Airport
6321 S. Central Ave
Chicago, IL 60638

(773)-284-5678


Email api@apischool.com

Open 7 Days a Week

Pay as you Fly no contract

Be one of the best pilots you can be, and learn to fly in a professional commercial environment. We are one of the oldest aviation airplane flying flight training pilot schools in the USA, and we can prepare you for an airline career. Obtain your Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating, Certified Flight Instructor Certificate, and Commercial Pilot License in minimum amount of time and at minimum expense. Utilizing general aviation aircraft and PCATD flight simulators, you're IFR and CFII training is simplified. We have a school at Midway Airport in Chicago, Illinois. Flying does not have be to considered a job, instead it can be a dream come true.                                   

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