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Professional Pilot Technology

The Professional Pilot Technology (PPT) program developed by National Aviation Academy (NAA) provides students with relevant, required technical knowledge, which will be of use immediately in the constantly evolving aviation industry.
The PPT program is a comprehensive course that develops the Student Pilot into a Professional Pilot ready for a career in the Airlines, Corporate Aviation, or Professional Instruction. By using the most advanced training curriculum, in combination with state of the art simulation, the PPT program prepares the student for a wide variety of Professional Pilot Careers.
The central focus of NAA's PPT program is gainful employment in the aviation industry. Students selected for NAA's PPT program can go from 0 flight experience to a candidate well prepared for the regional airline industry. Our 19 month PPT program consist of 2,828 hours of instruction with a minimum of 328 actual aircraft flight hours, which is more than other training centers. Students will graduate from the PPT program with 7 ratings and certificates.


National Aviation Academy has teamed up with Broward College to offer pilot training. If you have ever felt the desire to man the controls in a cockpit, National Aviation Academy can help make that possible.

Career Opportunities

Below are a few of the career fields for a Professional Pilot:

Airline Pilot $118,070/yr (From BLS)
Non-Scheduled Pilot $90,480/yr (From BLS)

Career Outlook

Employment opportunities for airline pilots has never been greater. A recent Boeing study showed that over 466,000 pilots will need to be hired over the next 20 years.

By The Numbers

$118,070 The average airline pilot salary.

466,650 The number of pilots that will need to be hired over the next 20 years.

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Ground School

At NAA students learn the fundamentals of flying through ground school. During these sessions students learn the elements flight through physics, mathematics and theory. The knowledge gained in ground school sets NAA apart from other programs. Our pilots not only spend more time flying aircraft they also build their intelligence through regimented ground school sessions.
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Flight Simulation

What makes NAA’s Professional Pilot Technology (PPT) program more appealing to students who aspire to be airline pilots are the diverse avenues of training. Besides our comprehensive ground school and all the actual aircraft flight hours, students gain valuable experience through simulation lab sessions. During simulation training students work with fellow classmates and instructors to learn procedures of take off, flying and landing.
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Flight Time

Students at NAA have the opportunity to earn a minimum of 328 actual aircraft flight hours. Most competitors offer students less than 250 flight hours. At NAA, our mission is to train pilots for employment in the industry. The extra flight time gained at NAA better positions graduates for opportunities after completing the program. During flight training students will work directly with instructors, make solo missions and work with fellow NAA students.
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