CHOOSE YOUR FLIGHT PATH
Select from the programs below:
Airline Transport Pilot
OCFC’S Airline Transport Pilot program is designed for students that are able to fly full time which is a minimum of three days a week and five hours a day per day. For those students requiring scheduling accommodations due to other commitments such as employment or university education, OCFC offers training under Part 61 and Part 141 instruction which permits a flexible schedule and also extends estimated program completion times.
Private Pilot License
Earning the Private Pilot Certificate is a lifetime accomplishment. This certificate never expires, and together with a completed flight review every 24 months — a minimum two-hour review of your knowledge and skills with the flight instructor of your choice, you are qualified to fly an airplane, day or night, in good weather.
Ground School certificate
This course is designed to help the student pilot prepare for the Private Pilot knowledge exam required by the Federal Aviation Administration. Additionally, the ground school course may serve as a source of supplemental training to those who have already completed a ground school course or may already possess a private pilot certificate.
The Instrument Rating allows you to fly under FAA’s Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC – that means fly right through clouds) and increases the flexibility of the airplane as a source of transportation. Instead of flying by reference to the earth’s horizon, the airplane’s instruments are used to fly the airplane and navigate to the destination.
Commercial Pilot Rating
The Commercial Pilot Certificate allows a pilot to accept payment for transporting passengers or cargo (when complying with FAR PART 135 or 121.) The certificate is required for other pilot positions such as flight instruction, banner towing, and aerial photography. Training may be accomplished in any of our glass panel, Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA).
The multi-engine land rating is an “add-on” to an existing single-engine land private, commercial, or ATP certificate. For this rating, both VFR and IFR operations will be emphasized. There are no minimum time requirements for the multi-engine land rating and there is no written exam, only an oral exam and practical check ride that are required.
Flight Instructor Certificate
The Certified Flight Instructor Certificate allows the pilot to teach Private and Commercial students and give biennial flight reviews. It is a monumental change in the pilot’s knowledge and responsibilities. Considerable time is spent during ground instruction on subjects such as principles of flight, navigation and flight planning, regulations, aircraft system operations, etc.
Block Rate Credits
Block Rate Credit (“BRC”) is a program completion credit and given is to students who deposit $1,500.00 at a time and is applied towards program completion only. What that means is that “BRC” is not redeemable in cash as these are credits provided by OCFC towards program completion AND can only be applied towards the cost of flight training and aircraft rental.
OCFC has partnered with Stratus Financial for flight training financing. You may apply for a loan to cover some or ALL of the costs involved in participating in our flight training programs with affordable payment options, including deferment for 12 months while the student completes flight training and find a job. You also have the option to pay off a loan at any time without consequences or penalties.
Free Demo Flight!
An initial demo flight is included in your enrollment application fee! Take to the skies with a licensed and certified OCFC flight instructor sitting beside you to ensure you land safely – and to see that you have a great time learning to fly.
Demo Flights at John Wayne / Orange County Airport generally take you out over the coastline, letting you get the feel of the aircraft as your instructor helps you navigate the course. You’ll make turns, climbs and descents – and together with your instructor, make your first landing!
OCFC Instructors make safer pilots
Certified Flight Instructors
Our FAA Certified Flight Instructors have years of industry knowledge and flying experience which they use to ensure that the new generation of pilots gain not only the proper skills, but in-depth flight knowledge also.
OCFC offers the Best Flight-Training Program in The Industry. Better pilots learn right from the start. Our General Aviation runway allows training right there with the airliners. Learn to fly at Orange County Airport and you’ll have experience and confidence to fly into any airport.
The instructors I have been dealing with are very friendly, professional and good teachers and are passionate about instruction and safety.
Nothing but amazing things to say. Best fleet of aircraft rentals at SNA ran by some of the best people!
Bre Orr took me for a demo flight and I absolutely loved it. She was excellent! I will definitely be back!
Need Help With Financing?
OCFC has partnered with Stratus Financial for flight training financing. You may apply for a loan to cover some or ALL of the costs involved in participating in our flight training programs. Click here to find out more!
Part 141 Frequently Asked Questions
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How can I finish my Flight Training quickly?
The FAA recognizes that the Part 141 process results in superior pilots with less total flight time, and therefore lowers the minimum requirements for each of the approved programs.Due to tighter course structure and specific plan for each lesson there is no wasted flight time. The end of stage and end of course check rides ensure that students know at all times how they are progressing. Learning gaps can be remedied before sending students to the FAA practical test.
How can I save money on my Flight Training?
Completing a Commercial Pilot certification in 182 flight hours compared to 250 hours required under Part 61 training saves considerable amount of money to a prospective student.
Is Tuition Assistance available?
Yes! Part 141 programs are eligible for scholarships, loans and VA benefits.
Can I earn college credits in the Part 141 program?
Yes! Part 141 programs can be combined with collegiate programs to earn college credits for ground school and flight training, and to reduce the federal minimum flight hour requirement for airline pilots (Restricted ATP) in some cases.
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