Professional Programs


PEA’s Professional Programs are designed to provide Domestic and International students with the skillset, ratings, and flight hours needed to be hired by the many job opportunities within the multifaceted aviation industry. International Students are eligible for an F-1 Visa by taking either of the Professional Programs. The F-1 visa provides 12 months of OPT after completing your training, which allows you to be a paid flight instructor in order to build the flight hours required by Airlines.



The Professional Program I’s core purpose is to provide students with the basic requirements to have not only the required ratings to be hired by an Airline, but also provide a very efficient way to meet the minimum flight hour requirements. During training, students will obtain their Instrument, Commercial, Multi-Engine add on, Certified Flight Instructor, and Certified Flight Instructor Licenses/Ratings. Upon completion, the pilot will be qualified to work as a flight instructor in a single-engine aircraft.

This course is uniquely customized to ensure it directly meets the training needs of the professional pilot. A rigorous combination of hands-on maneuver-based and scenario-based training profiles both increase the student’s fundamental flying skills as well as directly complement the rapid development of aeronautical decision making.

Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate

Total Lab Hours:136 hours
Total Lecture Hours:276 hours
Total Clock Hours:412 hours



The Professional III Program expands on the Professional I with a focus on additional training being conducted in a Multi-Engine aircraft. Students enrolled in this program will obtain their Instrument, Commercial-Single Engine, Multi-Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor Instrument, and Multi-Engine Instructor Licenses/Ratings. Upon completion, the pilot will be qualified to work as a flight instructor in single and multi-engine aircraft.

Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate

Total Lab Hours:137 hours
Total Lecture Hours:292 hours
Total Clock Hours:429 hours


Unlock the skies and embark on an extraordinary journey with our comprehensive Private Pilot License (PPL) program. Designed for aviation enthusiasts and aspiring pilots, our program provides a structured and immersive learning experience that equips you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to take flight as a certified private pilot.
Note: You will need to complete the Private Pilot License prior to your Professional Program


At Phoenix East Aviation (PEA), we understand that every student has unique availability and preferences when it comes to completing their flight training. That’s why we offer two distinct program timelines to accommodate your needs. Whether you’re looking for an accelerated pace to quickly achieve your training goals or a standard timeline that allows for a more traditional approach, PEA has the perfect program for you. Our commitment to flexibility ensures that your educational journey aligns with your specific requirements while providing a high-quality flight training experience with dedicated support throughout your chosen timeline.

Red Decorative PEA Cessna 2 Used for Homepage Red Decorative PEA Cessna 1 Used for Homepage