Will the US Government Shutdown Impact Your Flight Training?

How is the US Government Shutdown Impacting Flight Training?

AeroStar Training Services is open for business during the government shutdown.

Our instructors are holding courses, students are enrolling and graduating, and things are progressing as normal with a few exceptions.

  • Most flight training courses are being held as scheduled!
  • Our instructors are teaching
  • Our Redbird and A320 Sims are available
  • Students are completing lessons and logging time toward their goals!
  • We have an in-house Visa agent that can approve student visas.
  • We can issue FAA temporary licensing on -site so that pilots can start using their new licensing or type ratings right away.

That said, there are a few things that may have temporary delays:

Foreign License Certifications/Conversions – Are currently on hold.

FAA Medical Certificates – for student pilots and others are currently not being issued, although Aviation medical examiners may still issue certificates to qualified pilots at the time of a regular FAA physical exam.

https://aerostartyperatings.com/pilot-training-articles/type-rating/It’s a great time to upgrade your skills, get the credentials you need – everything from initial pilot training, ATP-CTP certification, B737 and A320 type ratings, and advance your career.

Have concerns? Give us a call at 407-888-9011 and let’s get your questions answered!

AeroStar A320 Certificate Graduate Helps Others as Student Mentor

Nicholas Chung is a person you might meet in the cockpit of a A320, in the sim at the AeroStar campus, or behind a camera as a freelance photographer!

Nicholas says – “I was born in Mauritius with Chinese grandparents, also live in Canada at the moment. Went to school in Mauritius and Canada. I’m the only pilot in my whole family on both sides.


My first interest in aviation came at the age of 2. I was fascinated with airplanes and anything that flies, after few years I got to jumpseat in an Airbus A300 and that’s when I realized I wanted to become a pilot.


I heard about Aerostar through a flight school where I used to instruct.

From time to time when AeroStar needs seat support for one of their students’ lessons, they call me and I drive over to fill in the seat of the copilot. I love doing that because it helps me keep current with the airplane and also helping students who struggles in few areas by giving them tips and suggestions. I always try to help them the best I can without interfering with the lesson or checkride.

Aerostar Training services has been good to me in many ways. The instructors are excellent and it was a blast to learn from these experienced airline pilots, especially those who flies the A320. 
Despite the challenge of learning a new airplane, the instructors were helpful and combining that with self-studying it was easy and fast. Big thank you for the staff as well who were helpful in the application process.

My plans for the future is to continue to move up the ladder and follow my dreams. I am working hard to achieve my goal of becoming an professional airline pilot, and if possible continue to mentor, instruct and help others achieving the same goal.”


Well, Nicholas, we’re behind your career dreams 100%

And we also love puppies!

Aerostar Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Special Rates on The Best Pilot Training

We have provided the best pilot training for 10 years! Time isn’t the only thing that’s flying by!

Our students are flying A320s and B737s for airlines around the world as first officers and captains, and many have “graduated” to other planes and positions as well.

We’re very proud of their success, so to celebrate, we’re doing what we do best – making the very best training in the most popular aircraft affordable so more students can enjoy great careers!

Best pilot training for 10 years

We’re offering our A320 PIC Standard course for just $11,800, for the February 4th and February 19th courses only.

Did you know – the A320 is so popular that Airbus is adding a second assembly line in the Mobile, Alabama facility?

“Airbus has confirmed that it will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new A220 assembly line in Mobile on Wednesday, Jan. 16. . . .

Airbus already has an extensive campus at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, where it assembles the A320 family of jets. The new project will add a second final assembly line (FAL) for the smaller A220 family of jets. That aircraft was developed as the C Series by Canada-based Bombardier, but has been renamed since Airbus took the lead role in a partnership to produce and market it.”

Airbus confirms Jan. 16 groundbreaking for new Mobile assembly line

Someone is going to have to fly all those planes, why not you?

Prepare for a career that’s hugely in demand with the best pilot training in the world. Many, many airlines around the world operate A320 aircraft. Our graduates have lots of opportunities to choose from!

Get started with our Enrollment Form. here.

Call Garfield Greene at 404- 888-9011 or write info@aerostartyperatings.com with any questions!

See you in the sky!

 

New Red Bird Simulator Lands at AeroStar

AeroStar has added another flight training device to our simulation efforts, a Red Bird FMX, which will be used to support Career Pilot Academy students here at our Kissimmee training campus. This device is the third recent addition to AeroStar’s simulation portfolio. We acquired an A320 simulator in late 2017 and a B737 simulator has also been purchased and will be delivered at the end of the year.

“With all the space our new hangar facility provides us with, we are able to bring a variety of simulators in-house and fully cater to our student’s training needs,” said Dave Hensely, AeroStar’s Training Center Manager. 

Red Bird FMX Sim Features:

• 50 Degree Total Pitch Movement

• 60 Degree Total Yaw Movement

• 40 Degree Total Roll Movement

• Electric Motion & Wrap Around Visuals

• FAA Approved

Red Bird Simulator

Red Bird

AeroStar Partners with Spirit Airlines for ATP-CTP Training & A320 Flow Through Program

Spirit

KISSIMMEE, November 15, 2018 — AeroStar Training Services announces a new partnership with Spirit Airlines. This partnership agreement will enable highly qualified pilots, who complete an A320 type rating at AeroStar, to interview for employment at Spirit.

AeroStar will also be involved in providing ATP-CTP training for Spirit. “This partnership is very exciting because it will give our successful students the opportunity to interview at a major airline,” said Captain Garfield Greene, AeroStar’s Director of Admissions.

Learn more about AeroStar’s aviation training programs at www.aerostartyperatings.com

About AeroStar Training Services, LLC

AeroStar Training Services provides the highest quality initial pilot training, ATP-CTP, Airbus & Boeing Type Ratings, and flight attendant training, for the global aviation industry by delivering tangible, timely, and cost effective results. AeroStar was founded by a team of experienced aviation professionals in 2008 with a vision that aviation training should be affordable, state-of-the-art, and provide an enjoyable learning experience for all students.

About Spirit Airlines, Inc.

Spirit Airlines, Inc. is an American ultra-low-cost carrier headquartered in Miramar, Florida. It is the eighth largest commercial airline in North America. Spirit operates scheduled flights throughout the United States and in the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin America, and South America. The airline operates bases at Atlanta, Baltimore, Atlantic City, Chicago-O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Las Vegas. 

AeroStar Partners with ECA Group for FMS Free Play Training Technology Solutions

KISSIMMEE, FL. November 7, 2018 – AeroStar Training Services, LLC has finalized an agreement with ECA Group at this year’s EATS conference in Madrid, to bring iPad-based FMS free play training technology to our Airbus A-320 and Boeing B-737  type rating candidates. This is ECA Group’s solution to training centers’ need for FMS familiarization tools. It offers a free play and accurate simulation for a cost effective pricing, bringing a great added value before entering into simulator sessions. Pilots’ transition to complex flight management system is smoothly performed thanks to an easy-to-use interface and a complete set of available functions.

Looking to expand on this mutually beneficial relationship, the two organizations are discussing plans to expand their agreement and provide AeroStar with their full-line of aviation simulation training products. Deidra Toye, AeroStar’s CEO said, “We are thrilled to be working with ECA Group to bring this amazing tool to AeroStar customers, enhancing their training experience quality”.

Simulator Grand Opening a Success

Last week AeroStar invited members of the media and local officials to visit our newly expanded facility, which holds our A320 simulator and will soon also include a B737 simulator as well. Attendees were given a tour of the building along with the opportunity to take a demo flight in the sim. Remarks were made by Airport Director, Terry Lloyd, Kissimmee Mayor, Jose Alvarez, Orlando Economic Partnership’s Vice President of Business Development, Casey Barnes, and AeroStar’s CEO, Deidra Toye. 

Kissimmee Mayor, Jose Alvarez said the training center will help the city soar as a leader in aviation. “There’s so much future here. The potential jobs for pilots  is so much in demand right now and this is really going to help us with it,” Alvarez said. The event concluded with a ribbon cutting to mark the official launch of the training campus opening.

Open House

AeroStar & Khmer Pilot Training Partnership

KISSIMMEE, Fla – AeroStar Training Services & Khmer Pilot Training Co. recently signed an agreement at the APATS conference in Singapore, for AeroStar to become Khmer’s preferred A320 Type Rating, ATP/CTP & MCC training provider. Khmer Pilot Training is a Cambodian collaboration of Khmer local pilots, aviation training experts, and American aviation training organizations, with a vision to create an opportunity for local students to become airline pilots for airlines operating in Cambodia. “We look forward to working together in this new partnership,” said Deidra Toye, CEO of AeroStar. 

Khmer

Boeing B737 700/800 Full Flight Simulator For AeroStar Training Services

B737 Sim

KISSIMMEE, FL. August 30, 2018 — AeroStar Training Services, LLC (“ATS”) announces that it has acquired lease financing for a B737 NG full flight simulator to be installed in the company’s Kissimmee Training Center. The lease financing was obtained through Simulator Equipment Financing, LLC (“SEF”).

This will be the second full flight simulator acquired by ATS through SEF this year. The first being its A320, which received FAA level D certification on March 15, 2018. Deidra Toye, CEO of AeroStar said, “We are excited to be adding the B737 NG simulator to our facility, adding an important resource to our growing ab initio flight training and type rating services.”
 The simulator is projected to be certified and ready for training in early 2019. 

Learn more about AeroStar’s pilot training offerings at www.aerostartyperatings.com 

Press Contact:
Name: Robin Frey
Email: r.frey@aerostartyperatings.com
Phone: (407) 888-9011 ext. 114