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Advanced Training

Go Further.
When you’re ready to take the next step in flying, you already know that EFA strives to meet the demands of your busy schedule. For our advanced ratings, if you are determined to achieve your ratings in an efficient time frame, we can offer you accelerated training (Fast Track). The Fast Track syllabus is designed as ½ day or full day sessions.

Becoming an Instrument Rated pilot will become one of the best accomplishments in your aviation life.


Minimum Rating Required:

Private Pilot Certificate


Once you know how to fly in good weather (VFR), take the next step to fly more confidently and fly safer in hazy, cloudy and not-so-perfect weather days. No matter what kind of schedule you have as a student, adult, executive, or parent, we can customize your training to what fits your needs. EFA believes the most efficient schedule for the Instrument rating or other advanced rating would be two ½ days, two times per week to become proficient. However you can take more or less time each week to suit your needs.

You will fly in our state-of-the art Cirrus or Cessna aircraft, taking full advantage of the available avionics and multi-function displays. To increase your level of confidence, some of these aircraft come equipped with traffic avoidance systems and datalink ‘real-time’ weather.

In our Fast Track course, our FAA-approved syllabus trains you like the pros do. The 10 “full units/days” of training at EFA concentrate information, eliminate interruptions and increase retention from lesson to lesson. You work 1-on-1 with your dedicated CFII, fly EFA’s IFR-rated aircraft, Red Bird Simulator and use the King Schools Computer Based Instruction kit to complete knowledge components on your home or office computer. One month from now, you could have your Instrument Rating. Let our fast track priority scheduling and four decades of experience work for you.

On average, your budget for your Instrument rating should be approximately the same as what you spent for your Private Pilot’s Certificate.

The basic requirements to obtain your rating are:

  • 35 Hours Dual Flight Time
  • 10 Hours Dual Simulator Time
  • 10 Hours Ground Instruction
  • Periodic stage checks with senior staff for additional support and guidance.

If you plan on a career as a pilot, this course is for you.


Minimum Rating Required:

Private Pilot Certificate, & Instrument Pilot Certificate


If you are looking to make flying part of your professional life, the commercial pilot is a must. Whether you will be employed and fly for an airline, charter/cargo or corporate flight department or teach as a flight instructor – you can carry persons (or property/cargo for compensation with this rating.
EFA emphasizes training pilots in aeronautical decision making and cockpit resource management (CRM). Our focus on human factors and risk management gives you the tools you need to be successful in today’s aviation environment

Your training will be conducted primarily in our Piper Arrow, which meets the FAA requirements for complex airplanes (retractable landing gear, flaps and a controllable pitch propeller).

The basic requirements to obtain your rating are:

FAA Part 141 – minimum # of hours at the end of course:

  • 190 total hours logged in your log book
  • Ground training
  • 55 hours of dual flight training (includes 10+ hours in the Arrow)
  • 65 hours of solo flight training

FAA Part 61 – minimum # of hours at the end of course

  • 250 total hours logged in your log book
  • 100 hours as pilot-in command
  • 10 hours of instrument training
  • 10 hours complex aircraft training
  • Cross-country, night flights
  • Ground training

Join the ranks of pilots who have stepped up flying and mastering a twin-engine aircraft.


Minimum Rating Required:

Private Pilot Certificate


Multi-engine flying hones your ability to multi-task and sharpens your knowledge of aerodynamics. In addition to mastering new maneuvers including one-engine inoperative operations, EFA emphasizes Cockpit Resource Management (CRM) skills that make you a safer pilot.

Learn in our Seneca aircraft, which is spacious, quiet and comfortable with the best of today’s technology at your disposal. The aircraft’s simple, uncluttered panel has a Garmin GNS 430 GPS/multi-function display which combines an IFR GPS, COM, VOR, LOC and glide-slope with color moving map in one integrated unit

The basic requirements to obtain your rating are:

  • Multi-engine VFR add-on to a Private Pilot Certificate normally takes 10-15 hours. (Add approximately 5 hours for IFR add-on.)
    Multi-engine add-on to a Commercial license normally takes 15-20 hours. (Add approximately 5 hours for IFR add-on.)

As a CFI you will be a member of a select group that is directly responsible for promoting the future of aviation.


Minimum Rating Required:

Private Pilot Certificate & Commercial Pilot Certificate


Becoming a CFI isn’t just a waypoint on the course to a career in aviation. As someone’s primary
flight instructor, you can share your life’s passion with people as enthused as you are about flying. You will have the opportunity to impact the industry, as years from now your students will still be enjoying, and fine-tuning the skills you helped them to discover…and your own skills will remain as sharp as when you took your check-ride.

Your training will include:

  • Fundamentals of instructing: The learning process, the teaching process, teaching methods and lesson plans
  • Flight Instructor Responsibilities: Providing adequate instruction, establishing standards of performance, preparing practical test recommendations and endorsements
  • Technical Subject Areas: Standard maneuvers, fundamentals of flight and performance maneuvers

EFA offers flight courses designed to help pilots transition into turboprop aircraft.


Minimum Rating Required:

Private Pilot Certificate


Dr. Arnold Sperling will train you to fly the PA-46 500TP Piper Meridian. The full Turboprop Transition Course will give you PIC privileges accepted by most insurance companies. The second program is a Turboprop Introduction Course that includes a high altitude endorsement.

Undergo training to attain the proficiency and knowledge required to conduct flights as PIC of PA-46 500TP aircraft, including a training completion certificate for insurance company certification as PIC.*

This is a five-day, complete turboprop transition course for the Piper PA-46 Malibu Meridian and JetPROP conversion aircraft, qualifying as initial PA-46 training for many insurance companies.

Ground Training

  • 25 hours of classroom training
  • Self-study preparation materials
  • Flash drive containing all supporting materials, including POH

Flight Training

  • 10 hours (three flights) as PIC in left seat of PA-46
  • High altitude endorsement
  • Flight review
  • Instrument proficiency check

Please inquire about our High Altitude Endorsement Course.

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