Craven Community College and our FAA Part 141 certified flight-training partner, Tradewind Flight Services Incorporated (TFSI), prepares students for a variety of aviation and aviation-related careers with commercial airlines, general aviation, the aerospace industry, the military, or state and federal aviation organizations.
Students will learn the fundamentals of flight, aerodynamics, aircraft performance, meteorology, navigation, federal regulations, aviation management, and instrument and commercial ground training. Course work includes flight and simulator training.
Graduates of Craven Community College Aviation Career Pilot pathway will hold commercial and flight instructor licenses and are eligible to be hired by TFSI while building their flight hours to work with the regional airlines. There are opportunities for the regional airlines to provide a conditional employment contract and the student may receive up to $16,200 in tuition reimbursement.
Post-9/11 G.I. Bill will cover flight costs associated with the Commercial Pilot license, Instrument Rating, Multiengine Rating and CFI. Financial aid is also available for qualified students.
Craven Community College is considered an R-ATP and FAA Part 141 school due to our partnership with TFSI which is also part of Onvoi Global Services.
Career Pilot Technology graduates will earn their commercial pilot certificate with instrument rating, multiengine rating, and certified flight instructor (CFI) rating and are qualified for jobs as commercial, corporate and military pilots. Students that graduate Craven Community College’s AMCP program with all ratings will need to acquire 1,250 flight hours to be considered eligible for the regional airlines.
This is a “dual” degree program; therefore, our students will also be well prepared upon graduation for employment as airport managers, fixed-base operators, flight instructors, flight dispatchers, and more. This is the only opportunity of this kind in the Carolinas!
Over the next ten years, a significant pilot shortage of approximately 36,000 pilot jobs in the U.S., and over 250,000 pilot jobs world-wide will provide a lucrative market for new graduates to find full-time work as a pilot.
While the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree can lead to immediate job placement upon graduation, Craven Community College has a special relationship for transfer to a Bachelor’s of Science (BS) Degree with Southern Illinois University. If students pursue and graduate with SIU, their flight hour requirements established by the FAA drop from 1,250 to 1,000.
Before completing the college application, prospective students must meet with the AMCP program director, Mark Marsteller in the IAT building located at the Havelock Campus. Prospective student must obtain a flight medical certificate before enrolling in the AMCP. Please view the AMCP Student Check List – (pdf) for a complete list of enrollment requirements.
Federally Approved Program