Founded: 1999; FAA Licenses and Ratings Offered: Private Pilot, Instrument, Commercial, Multiengine, CFI, CFII, MEI and ATP; Number of Training Airplanes and Types: 40 training aircraft—5 C152s, 24 C172s, 5 C172RGs, 5 Piper Seminoles, AST Hawk FTD and Frasca 242 T for LOFT/CRM; Degree Offered: Associate or bachelor’s degree in Aviation Science or Aviation Business Administration through the Pilot Career Foundation and Utah Valley State College. This is an online degree program.
Remarks: Westwind School of Aeronautics is a professional flight training academy located in beautiful Phoenix, AZ, that specializes in the training and development of commercial pilots. Westwind offers the nationally recognized Right Seat Direct professional pilot training program. In as little as 39 weeks, you can complete the Right Seat Direct and join Westwind School of Aeronautics as a paid flight instructor. At a price of under $40,000, the Right Seat Direct provides for over 330 hours of flight time and over 250 hours of formal ground school conducted in Westwind’s new state-of-the-art training facility. Airline preparation, LOFT, CRM, interview preparation—it’s all part of the Right Seat Direct. Low-interest student loans with no pay required for over 26 months are available. Westwind School of Aeronautics now also offers a Multiengine option to the Right Seat Direct that can get you those very valuable multiengine hours the airlines want to see on your resume.
Contact: Mike Mosher, Westwind School of Aeronautics, 732 W. Deer Valley Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85027, (877) 878-6973, www.iflywestwind.com.