Scandinavian Program

Scandinavian Pilot Training


Train As A Pilot In The U.S.

A program that continues to be especially popular with Scandinavian students is the Phoenix East Aviation and Scandinavian cooperative pilot training program. It includes all ground school and flight training toward achievement of the FAA Private Pilot License and Commercial Pilot License with Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings. In addition, students under this Phoenix East Aviation/Scandinavian partnership work to achieve their Certified Flight Instructor Rating, Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Rating, and Multi-Engine Instructor Rating.

Upon completion of this program of study, students are eligible for employment (upon a successful interview and approval for the work authorization through the Department of Homeland Security) with Phoenix East Aviation as paid instructors logging flight hours and building valuable experience, which will qualify them to meet the minimum flight hour requirement for most Scandinavian airlines.

Phoenix East Aviation is a nationally accredited aviation academy – one of only eight independent flight training academies in the U.S. Our Scandinavian partner is an approved European school that also provides students the opportunity to obtain a government stipend, if qualified. In this program, student loans are available when the students returns home to convert their Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licenses to EASA licenses.

Many Scandinavian students start their ATPL theory in the second year with Phoenix East Aviation in Daytona Beach, Florida, and then complete the EASA ATPL when they return home.

The complete program from Private Pilot through Instructor ratings and then employment as a Phoenix East Aviation instructor pilot typically requires 2.5-3 years. This time includes the crediting program to EASA license!


Phoenix East flies only well-maintained new and late-model aircraft for training. This is most important to prepare you for a professional career in aviation. Our fleet consists of new and late-model Diamond DA 42 NG, Cessna 172-SP and Piper PA-34 aircraft. An optional upset recovery course is available in our Decathlon 8KCAB, which is designed to significantly sharpen your flying skills. In addition, many of our aircraft are equipped with glass cockpits. Since today’s advanced commercial aircraft include glass-cockpits, our aircraft provide superior training for a career as a commercial pilot.

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If you’re unsure about any aspect of the application process or have any questions give our team a call on 1-800-868-4359 or +1-386-258-0703, we’re happy to answer any questions you might have.

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