FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A PILOT CERTIFICATE?
The answer to that question depends on your goals. If you are interested in gaining a Private Pilot Certificate for non-commercial purposes then the minimum requirements are 40 hours, you must pass a written exam and a flight test. If you can dedicate yourself, the requisite flight hours may take only a few months. Some of our students need to spread their training out because of busy schedules or financial restraints and the process takes longer to complete. ULA can be as flexible or as aggressive as you wish to be.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in aviation then the program we recommend is about 18-20 months long. You also have the option of enrolling in a two-year program with our higher education affiliate and earning an Associates Degree while you get your flight training. For more information call our Student Service Team at 801-596-7722
HOW MUCH DOES THE PROGRAM COST?
A Private Pilot license in Fixed-Wing will cost you 7-10K, and Rotor-Wing will cost 16-18K. Upper Limit Aviation is an affordable flight school with connections to aviation funding sources that can help you finance your pilot certificates. We are dedicated to helping as many folks as possible who are committed to earning a commercial pilot certificate. Our financial lending associations may be able to provide you the necessary funding to help you meet your career goals. IS THERE FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE?
The short answer is yes. The long answer is: there are several types of financial aid that ULA can help you acquire to fund your schooling. There are State and Federal Grants, Federal Student Loans, Federal Word Study, Tuition Waivers, Private Educational Loans, and financing options through our University affiliates. To get more information on each of your options please call us at: 801-596-7722 and a ULA team member will help walk you through each option.



WHAT RATINGS WILL I GRADUATE WITH?
On your path to becoming a professional pilot, you will earn your Private Pilot Certificate, Commercial Pilot Rating, Instrument Rating, CFI, and CFII, as well as your Multi-Engine Rating, and MEI. Additional ratings are available while you attend ULA per your interest.
WILL I GET UNIVERSITY CREDITS AS I COMPLETE MY TRAINING?
Yes, if enroll with one of our University affiliates you will be getting university college credit and if you attend full time you’ll have your certificates, ratings, and endorsements as well as an Associates Degree in Aviation in 18-20 months. This only applies with certain affiliates so please give us a call at 801-596-7722 and a ULA representative will help you find all of your options if you are looking for a degree.
DOES ULA HAVE JOB PLACEMENT AS A PART OF THE PROGRAM?
Yes. What we do is help you find and apply for the kind of employment opportunities you are looking for in your aviation career. We have many connections in the industry and all our expertise and knowledge is available to our Alumni to make sure they achieve their Aviation career goals.
WHAT IS THE FIRST STEP TO GETTING STARTED WITH MY FLIGHT TRAINING?
To get started please fill out the application (button below) and submit that to our Student Services Team. We will review the information you provide and contact you to walk you through your options, answer any of your questions and help you get your career in Aviation started!

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