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Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to our most frequently asked questions.

What certification does Flying Academy have?  

Flying Academy is a flight school authorized by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) as well as the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).

Flying Academy is:

  • EASA Approved Training Organization (CZ/ATO-014)
  • FAA Approved 141 & 61 Flight School

Click here to read more about our flight training and certification.

Where is Flying Academy Europe located?

Flying Academy is located in the Czech Republic with bases in Prague - the capital, Brno – second biggest city in the country and Ostrava.

The Czech Republic is a member of EASA and the European Union.

If you come from other EU states, you do not need a visa. Coming from non-EU states you will need to request a Schengen visa. Our staff will be able to assist you in this and provide an official Invitation letter.

What do I need to be able to start the training?

To start your training you will need the right visa [if a visa is needed], health or travel insurance, proof of identity and diploma or certificate of your highest education. We will also schedule you for the Medical examination as soon as possible so that you’ll be able to fly solo. Find out more about the medical.

When can I start my training?

You can start your training as soon as you have all the needed documents.

Are your planes safe?

The regulation in the European Union is very strict about aviation safety. Our fleet is maintained at the highest levels of safety.

Do you offer accommodation?

Brno, Czech Republic:

We offer dorm-type accommodation in Brno, Czech Republic with a capacity of one trainee/room. The cost starts at 6.700 CZK/month/person in single room, with all utilities included [approx. 250 €/month // $300/month].

Miami, Florida USA:

Students can decide between a single or shared room in Miami. Single rooms cost 950 USD / month, shared rooms with another student of Flying Academy are available for a total of 1,300 USD /  month.

Our staff can assist you to find the most suitable type of accommodation during your stay with us.

Do you offer scholarships?

Flying Academy is a commercial training facility, so we do not provide scholarships or loans. Still, we can offer you the needed documentation for you to apply for a bank loan for the studies.

Are there 3 Medicals? What is the difference between them?

FAA training

There are 3 medicals (1rst, 2nd,and 3rd); the difference pertains to the length of the medical, also varies in what your goal is.

How long does 0-CPL training take?

FAA training

0-CPL takes approximately 8 months, depending on the students capacity to grasp information.

Which Visa do I have to apply for to be a student at Flying Academy Miami?

FAA trainingvisas

M1. Read more about US student visa.

Do I get a free iPad?

Students who enroll in the course FAA 0-CPL, EASA 0-500, EASA ATPL Integrated, EASA 0-ATPL or EASA 0-ATPL with US experience have the opportunity to receive a free iPad if they have no prior flying experience.

I am not from the USA. How can I speak to someone from Flying Academy Miami over the phone?

FAA training

We are happy to call you on the phone anywhere in the world if you send us an email providing us with your phone number including your country code or country of residence.

Do I have to pay the whole course fee in advance or can I pay as I move along the course?

Students may pay as they go. The course fee calculated on the website includes the minimum amount of hours required in order to complete the course. Depending on the student’s progress these hours may increase.

Where can I get a medical exam in Miami?

FAA training

We can provide you with a list of possible doctors in the Miami area.

How long is my checkout flight for a specific airplane valid?

FAA training

Check out flights at Flying Academy are valid for 90 days. If you want to rent a plane from Flying Academy Miami and haven’t flown this aircraft for 90 days, you will have to schedule another checkout flight. This can be on the same day of your planned flight or any other time you are available.

Does Flying Academy Miami offer discovery flights?

FAA training

Yes, we offer discovery flights for $150. Our flight instructors offer unique discovery flights to all our customers.

What is the difference between Part 61 and Part 141?

FAA training

In the United States, there are two paths as to which one can pursue their piloting endeavors

  • Pt.141
  • Pt.61

Depending on what the student wants from flight training, he/she will be placed accordingly.

Part 141

    • This form of training is structured with an outline on how to present the training to the student. A syllabus (created by the FAA) is provided for every course in which an instructor will read and interpret accordingly.
    • Those who pursue a professional pilot career tend to go for this sort of training.

Part 61

  • This form of training is rather flexible compared to Pt 141, yet generally requires more hours of training.
  • This path is generally chosen for those who just want to acquire one certification. This does not exclude those who want to become professional pilots.
License Part 61 Part 141
PPL Before training begins, student must:
- Read, write, speak and understand the english language
- 3rd class medical certificate



What student will need to complete the course:
- 35 hours of flight with instructor
- 5 hours of solo flight


Stage Checks
- FAA PPL written exam must be passed with at least 70%
Before training begins, student must:
- Read, write, speak and understand the english language
- 3rd class medical Medical certificate


What the student needs to complete this course:
- 35 hours of flight with instructor
- 5 hours of solo flight
- 35 hours of ground training

Stage Checks
- FAA PPL written exam must be passed with at least 70%
IR Before training begins, student must:
- Read, write, speak and understand the english language
- 3rd Class Medical certificate


What the student needs to complete this course:
- 40 hours of flight training (15 with an instructor)
- 50 hours of cross-country PIC
- FAA IFR written exam must be passed with at least 70%
Before training begins, student must:
- Read, write, speak and understand the english language
- 3rd Class Medical certificate

What the student needs to complete this course:
- 35 hours of flight training with instructor
- 30 hours of ground instruction
- FAA IFR written exam must be passed with at least 70%
CPL Before training begins, student must:
- Read, write, speak and understand the english language
- 2nd Class Medical certificate


What the student needs to complete this course:
- 250 hours total time which must include:
-- 100 hours in power aircraft, of which 50 hours must be in airplanes
-- 100 hours of PIC time flight time
- FAA CPL written exam must be passed with at least 70%
- 20 hours of training with instructor
- One 2 hour cross-country that consists more than 100 nm straight line distance during the night
- Student must complete 10 hours solo
Before training begins, student must:
- Read, write, speak and understand the english language
- 2nd Class Medical certificate

What the student needs to complete this course:
- Must have 120 hours of training (total with instructor) and a total time of 190 hours
- Must complete 35 hours of ground instruction
- FAA CPL written exam must be passed with at least 70%
- Must complete 55 hours of training with an instructor
- Student must complete 10 hours solo
CPL-MEL Before training begins, student must:
- Read, write, speak and understand the English language
- Medical certificate (minimum 2nd class)[must have in before initiating training]


Since all the requirements are met with CPL -SEL, the student must:
- 10 hours of training in a MEL complex aircraft
- 10 hours of ground instruction
Before training begins, student must:
- Read, write, speak and understand the English language
- Medical certificate (minimum 2nd class)[must have in before initiating training]

Since all the requirements are met with CPL -SEL, the student must:
- 10 hours of training in a MEL complex aircraft - 10 hours of ground instruction

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You can also request information regarding your flight training by phone:

Czech Republic: +420 228 882 444
Miami, FL, USA: +1(305)255-8753
Los Angeles, CA, USA: +1(951)272-3942
India: +917 406 589 213

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