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OCFC is an Federal Aviation Administration (FAR Part 141) approved flight school, so our airplanes, flight instructors, maintenance staff, and training programs must all undergo annual inspections for compliance. This ensures the highest quality of training and safety for our customers and their passengers.


The Private Pilot Certificate (ASEL) is a lifetime accomplishment which qualifies you to fly an airplane with or without passengers, day or night, in good weather. This certificate never expires, providing you complete a flight review every 24 months a two hour review of your knowledge and skills with the flight instructor of your choice. You must be at least 17 years old and possess a current FAA medical certificate.


The instrument rating allows you to fly within Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC, through the clouds) and increases your flexibility of a pilot and your airplane as a source of transportation. Instead of flying by reference to the earth’s horizon, the airplane’s instruments are used to safely fly the airplane and navigate to the destination.


The commercial pilot certificate allows a pilot to receive pay when flying in specified situations such as flight instruction, banner towing, aerial photography, and charter company or airline employment. It never expires, providing you complete a flight review every 24 months. You must be at least 18 years old and hold an FAA medical.


The Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) certificates allow the pilot to teach the art of flying to aspiring private and commercial pilots. It requires considerable knowledge and the ability to properly teach a subject and fulfill the responsibilities of this important position.


For advanced performance courses, OCFC trains in Cirrus aircraft. Enjoy an outstanding professional pilot experience designed to get you flying in a Cirrus quickly, efficiently and safely.