Accelerated Pilot Training Courses

  • Accelerated Flight training:

    - You have a few weeks to dedicate to your flight training?

    - You started training elsewhere and want to finish up quickly in a full time environment? We offer a 14 day accelerated private pilot flight training finish-up course.

    - You heard that you can save a lot of money by training full time?

    - You are looking for accelerated Private Pilot or IFR training?

    Make an appointment with us. We can help.

    Do you have any accelerated training packages?

    Yes we do! Our flight club membership qualifies you for the package rates.

    Choose from the package that suits you best and become a flight club member. Enjoy the lowest rates and free simulator use!

    It's very easy to get started, your low cost membership allows you to get started right away.

    There is no need for large payments up front!

    Accelerated Instrument Rating 10 days to 3 weeks available too.

    Van Nuys Flight School Accelerated Pilot Training

Flight Academy Training without the high academy prices

Private Pilot training cost approximation:
50 hours C172N/P ($155/hr)

10 hours of VFR procedure trainer /Sim ($39/hr, included)

20 hours of CFI sim / ground training ($80/hr, included)

60 hours of CFI pre-flight, flight and post-flight instruction, ($80/hr)

Total of $12,550

Full payment up front is NOT required. Pay in blocks and fly off your flight account.

Cancellation / Termination:
Terminate at any time at your own option and receive a refund except for the included simulator and CFI hours, these will be charged at the rates mentioned above on early termination.

Not included:
Books ($250) / Videos (optional, $280) and materials. Charts ($30)/Headset (various, $300)/kneeboard ($10) etc.

Any and all testing fees, medical fee, FAA flight test ($800 at this time), aircraft rental for the flight test (approx $310). Additional ground or flight instruction needed to meet proficiency is not included, charged at the rates in effect at the time. The above total is based on current rates, subject to availability of aircraft / instructor / examiner.

Full time training days, up to three sessions (flight / simulator) per day.

Morning / Mid Day / Evening sessions. Night training on a minimum of three days.

Weather and airport delays are possible, as well as COVID and other health impacts beyond our control.

Private Pilot Knowledge Test passed. All assigned homework completed.

    Prepare for your accelerated training:

  • Medical Exam (required):

    We require that you obtain this exam before the accelerated training starts to avoid potential delays for unexpected reasons.

  • Knowledge Test (required):

    We require that you start and mostly complete the knowledge test before the actual accelerated flight training. This is not necessary for part time training but essential for full time students.

  • Final Flight Test (schedule required):

    It is possible that no flight test appointments are available in certain weeks, you need to plan ahead at least 4 weeks for this.

  • TSA authorization (for non-USA citizens):

    In case you are not a US citizen, the US government agency TSA requires additional processing. This has to be accomplished before the training can start.

    Van Nuys Flight School Accelerated Training

  • Approximate Duration:

    Accelerated Private Pilot finish up 14 day schedule

    Private Pilot 3 weeks to 6 weeks

    Accelerated Instrument Rating 10 days to 3 weeks

    Accelerated Commercial pilot certificate 1 week to 10 days

  • Starting flight training:

    You can start your training with us anytime but we need advance notice to arrange your full time schedule.

    Accelerated flight training courses compress all lessons into a few weeks rather than months, keep in mind that your required preparation for the course is considerable.

    The Do's and Don'ts of accelerated flight training

    Some of the things you (the student) will have to accomplish before arriving for training:

    - Pass your FAA Knowledge Test before you start accelerated training.

    - Complete your IACRA student pilot certificate application

    - Get a freee account on and look at the free online courses

    - Get your FAA medical certificate

    - Complete our homework assignments including aircraft manual quizzes and flight plan assignments

    - Study our maneuver guide and review the FAA ACS Airmen Testing Standards

    - Review our checklists and procedure guides

    - Don't show up unprepared to any of the accelerated flight training sessions

    - Don't make your schedule unrealistically short. Budget additional time for weather and other issues that might come up

    Your full time accelerated flight schedule means completing typically two flights and one simulator session per day.

    For some pilots who may have already had some flight experience and passed their knowledge test our short 14 training day program may be of interest.

    If you are just starting out you may require considerably more time, from four to six weeks depending on the individual.

  • Accelerated Training times:

    Any time during daylight hours, any day, weekends, holidays. Accelerated schedules usually demand several sessions per day.

  • Accelerated Flight School

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