Pittsburgh Flight Training Center (PFTC) is Approved to Accept VA Educational Benefits
To qualify for Veteran benefits, students must enroll in one of PFTC's
approved FAA Part 141 courses:
For assistance in the application and authorization process, please
visit the VA's website at:
The VA will reimburse the qualified student up to 60% for ground and flight training.
Enrollment eligibility for flight training shall be determined by the course's applicable regulations listed in 14 CFR part 61, 141.
All individuals must have a second class medical certificate from a FAA approved medical examiner.
Individuals may enroll in any course seven (7) days a week 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Evaluation of Credit for Previous Training
A student may be given credit towards the curriculum requirements of a course for previous pilot experience and knowledge, provided the following conditions are met:
• If the credit is based upon a part 141 approved training course, the credit given that student for the previous pilot experience and knowledge may be 50 percent of the curriculum requirements and must be based upon a proficiency test knowledge test, or both, conducted by the receiving pilot school.
• If the credit is not based upon a part 141 approved training course, the credit given that student for previous pilot experience and knowledge shall not exceed more than 25 percent of the curriculum requirements and must be based upon a proficiency test or knowledge test, or both, conducted by the receiving pilot school.
• Credit for training specified above must be certified in writing by the student’s previous flight school as to the kind and amount of training provided and the result of any stage or end-of-course checks given the student.
Students will be required to complete a minimum of seven (7) hours of flight instruction per a calendar month.
Students failing to meet this standard of progress shall be placed on a probationary status for the following month. Probationary period will conclude after completion of ten (10) hours of flight instruction in a calendar month. The U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs will be then notified and the student must reenroll only after evidence that the conditions causing unsatisfactory progress have been rectified.
Grading system for flight and/or ground school is as follows:
practical flight tests will be measured against the FAA Practical Test
Students whose flight training times exceed the minimum number of hours set forth in the applicable syllabus by 120% will have their training put on hold until a meeting between the student, instructor and chief pilot to discuss the student’s progress and future training is completed.
Students will be required to maintain a professional demeanor and appearance at all times. Casual attire is acceptable. Students wearing sandals and open-toe shoes are not permitted. A student arriving for a lesson without meeting the clothing requirements will not be permitted to fly and a "no-show" may be charged.
Students are required to give at least 24 hours in advance of any cancellations, excluding adverse weather conditions. A “no-show” is defined as a charge of one (1) hour of ground instruction for the instructor’s time.
A student at the time of enrollment will receive a copy of the FAA approved TRAINING SYLLABUS as required by 14 CFR 141.93 (A) (2). Contact the Chief Flight Instructor immediately if the Training Syllabus is not available.
Refund Policy for Veteran/Reservist Students
This school maintains a policy to refund of the unused portion of the tuition fees and other charges in the event the eligible person fails to enter the course or withdraws or is discontinued there from at any time prior to completion and provided that the amount charged to the eligible person for tuition, fees, and other charges for a portion of the course does not exceed the approximate pro rata portion of the total charges for tuition, fees, and other charges that the length of the completed portion of the course bears to its total length. However, no more than $10.00 may be retained for a registration fee.
Pittsburgh Flight Training Center’s curriculum meets all applicable requirements set forth by 14 CFR Part 141.
Course outlines available upon request!
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