Frequently Asked Questions
I want to train to be a commercial pilot. What courses do you offer for me?
Why is an "FAA approved" flight school important for me?
Phoenix East is located in central Florida. Are there advantages for me to train there?
I'll be on a budget while training. What about living expenses in Daytona Beach?
I realize that the more flight hours a first officer candidate has, the easier it is to be hired. Can PEA help me build even more hours to speed the hiring process?
OK, let's talk about cost. How do you compare with other schools?
As a military veteran, I'm eligible for GI benefits. Is your commercial training program approved for educational reimbursement?
How long has Phoenix East been training commercial pilots?
I'd like to take a tour of your facility? Is that possible?
You say Phoenix East is a nationally accredited school; what does that mean to me?
After I'm finished with pilot training, does Phoenix East provide employment assistance?
Who is the JAA?
What License do I need to fly in Europe?
Based on my experience and since I already hold a ATPL, can I convert?
My name is Jason Prestigiacomo and I’m a First Officer for United Express Airlines, operated by Air Wisconsin Airlines. I’m currently based in Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport flying the CRJ. This assignment was made easier because of the flight training I received at Phoenix East Aviation, Daytona Beach, Florida. Career instructors like other flight schools do not run the flight department at PEA. Former airline pilots run it. These pilots have built up thousands of hours in some of the world’s largest and most advanced airliners and know first hand how to make the transition into the airline industry. All of the training is based upon airline standards, which makes things much easier when you step into your first airline or corporate job.
I looked into other flight schools and selected PEA because of their laid-back operation and job placement statistics. I attained all of my certificates and ratings at PEA, and then took a job with them as a Flight Instructor in 2001. If your goal is to become a Boeing 747 Captain or just a weekend pilot, Phoenix East Aviation is the school for you.
Jason Prestigiacomo, First Officer CRJ, United Express
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