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. 

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 Training Services Launches New A320 Simulator Training Campus

One-Stop Pilot Type Rating Training in Orlando, Florida

KISSIMMEE, July 1, 2018 — AeroStar Training Services announces the official launch of an on-location A320 simulator, recently installed in their new 18,000, soon-to-be 30,000 square foot hangar facility at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport. This simulator is being used by the school’s pilot trainees working on an A320 type rating or ATP certificate, as well as by airlines and organizations who wish to dry lease simulator hours.

This grand opening is phase one of a major expansion effort for the company, which includes a $1.5 million dollar building addition, featuring a new state-of-the-art aircraft maintenance facility, Spectrum Aero. It also introduces the first of several new simulators that have been acquired by AeroStar. These simulators provide student trainees with the opportunity to complete all necessary pilot training in-house and not require them to travel to other locations for the simulator portion of their training. Phases two and three will roll out later this year and cost approximately $2-3 million dollars to complete.

“We look forward to making our sim training more convenient for our students and having state-of-the-art equipment on-site that we will also be able to lease out to airlines and other training organizations and use for many years to come,” said Deidra Toye, AeroStar’s president & CEO. By the time the expansion project is complete, the company will have secured over $20 million dollars in simulator assets and AeroStar will be the only school in the Americas that will be able to train pilots from obtaining a Private Pilot License to a complete Airline Transport Pilot License and type ratings on A320 or B737 under the same roof.

A320 Simulator Dry Lease Opportunity

new simulator

With our new Airbus A320 Level D flight simulator now fully operational, we have the opportunity to lease hours to airlines and training organizations. A Level D simulator can simulate all aircraft systems that are accessible from the flight deck and are critical to pilot training. Our simulator is located at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport, with easy access just 30 minutes from the Orlando International Airport. 

Lease Benefits with AeroStar Include:

• Use of modern FAA certified Level D Device

• Premium hours available and tiered dry lease rates based on hours booked

• Sims can run 20 hours a day, 7 days a week

• Wet and dry lease on A320 & B737 available 

• Classrooms and meeting rooms available for rent

• Assistance with hotel accommodation and travel arrangements

A Boeing B737 simulator has also been acquired by AeroStar and will begin operating in early 2019. Companies may inquire about sim hour availability, or to learn more about our newest service by calling (407) 888-9011 or emailing info@aerostartyperatings.com 

Student Spotlight – Australian Fast-Tracks His Airline Career at AeroStar!

Aussie Chris Cain recently earned his A320 Type Rating at AeroStar, and talks about his experience here.
Australian A320 Pilot Chris CainI started my flight training at Lilydale Flight School approx. 40km out of Melbourne city in the state of Victoria, Australia back in 2007. I gained my student pilot license and was able to fly solo one week prior to my 17th birthday. After working as an avionics technician on helicopters for the army for 6 years, I continued with my pilot training in Darwin in the Northern Territory. I completed my commercial pilots license over 2015-2017 and gained a lot of exposure to outback charter flying during my time there. The aircraft I predominantly flew were the Cessna models 172, 182 and 210. I completed a multi engine endorsement and instrument rating back down in Melbourne as necessary to advance my career towards the end of 2017, flying a Beechcraft Travel Air. Soon after completing this training I also finished all Airline Transport Pilot License exams and I was looking at completing a type rating course on a heavy jet aircraft soon after to gain a further advancement of being hired by an airline in a first officer position. 
 
I looked around online for several type rating courses overseas due to the high pricing of Type Ratings in Australia and decided on AeroStar after taking a friends advice due to his good experience and recommendation of AeroStar. I decided on the Airbus A320 aircraft as I wanted to work in an airline in south east Asia where Airbus aircraft are more dominant. AeroStar also offered a very fast paced and inexpensive type rating which suited both my financial and time limited situation. 
 
My experience with AeroStar was very positive as the focus was learning all the systems of the aircraft whilst at the same time understanding the operations required by both the First Officer and Captain positions, which allowed a faster paced training period. I also got the chance to meet many captains and first officer pilots that were already operating the Airbus A320 or similar Heavy Jet aircraft, allowing a better insight into how different Airlines in different parts of the world operate. This also provided great contacts for future career opportunities outside my initial choice of south east Asia as a starting location for airline employment. The instructors at AeroStar had a wealth of experience both on the Airbus A320 and also other heavy jet aircraft including many Boeing models. I found that a large majority of the staff were currently working for airlines in the USA and had also previously worked overseas. I got to experience training with 6 different instructors, both during the ground school and simulator components, which offered different tips and training styles allowing me to choose an operating style which best suited my learning abilities, being a more practical and hands on method.
 
In total I spent 26 days studying the Airbus A320 type rating and came out with a very good understanding of the aircraft which will be built upon when employed by an airline. Three weeks after finishing with AeroStar I moved to Phnom Penh, Cambodia as my first destination for seeking employment and currently have an interview set up  next week in Vietnam with a flagship airline there.
In all, AeroStar has greatly increased my employment opportunities and has furthered my professional development as a pilot. 

Seeking A320 and B737 Instructors!

Looking for full-time salaried ground school and simulator instructors for A-320 and B-737 type rating organization located in Kissimmee, Florida. Salary is between $75,000 and $80,000 per year starting based on experience, with overtime opportunities to make even more. Paid vacation time annually, 401K, medical and dental benefits.

Send resume, contact information and interview availability to info@AviationBusinessConsultants.com

New A320 Simulator Certification

We are very pleased to announce that AeroStar has officially received our Airbus Level D Full Flight Simulator certification from the FAA!

To celebrate launching our new sim, we are still offering a one-time promotional price for A320 & ATP CTP classes with April 2018 start dates. We are happy that our students will now enjoy the convenience of AeroStar being a one-stop, world-class aviation training school and not have to worry about traveling off-site or inflexible sim schedules. 

New Sim

ATP CTP: $3,000.00
A320 Upgrade: $6,600.00
A320 Fast Track: $9,500.00
A320 Standard: $1,100.00

Enroll Now!

* Rates cannot be applied to other dates * Good for ISM campus only * Rates based on crews

A320 Simulator Nears Completion

A320 Sim

To kick off the grand opening of our in-house A320 simulator, we are offering special pricing for students who enroll in A320 & ATP CTP classes that start on March 15th-April. Be among the first to take advantage of our new one-stop training program. Enroll now on our website before all the open spots fill up! 

ATP CTP: $3,000.00 • A320 Upgrade: $6,600.00 • A320 Fast Track: $9,500.00 • A320 Standard: $11,000.00

* Rates cannot be applied to other dates 
* Good for KISM campus only 
* Rates are based on crews

New A320 Sim Arrives at AeroStar Hangar

Last week our newly purchased A320 simulator was delivered to our AeroStar hangar at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport. The sim arrived on two gigantic trucks, which were escorted by a caravan of vehicles (quite the sight!) and was finally unloaded into the sim bay that was built in our new hangar over the last several months.

This is the first of several sims that have been acquired by AeroStar, which will provide future students with the opportunity to complete all training in-house and not have to travel to other locations for the simulator portion of their training. “We look forward to making our sim training more convenient for our students and having state-of-the-art equipment on-site that we will also be able to lease out and use for many years to come,” said Deidra Toye, AeroStar’s president & CEO. 

The official launch date of our new on-location sim training is March 2018. Check back for updates on our progress! 

new a320 sim

Pilot Training Financing Program Now Available!

We are now offering domestic pilots an option for flight training financing if assistance is needed. Students may apply at http://p2credit.com/ and find out within seconds if they qualify. We have two participating lenders with a very high approval rate for good credit and near prime credit. After applying, you will receive funds within 24-48 hours to pay for the training tuition.

Learn more about AeroStar flight training financing options and student scholarship resources at: https://aerostartyperatings.com/why-aerostar/scholarship-financing-resources/
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financing

Option 1 – Prime credit (700+)
APR range – 5.49% – 14.24% based on credit
Amount $5,000 – $100,000
Terms – 3, 5, or 7 years
State Available – All 50 US states except for MS and NV.

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Option 2 – Below Prime (600-700)
APR range – 15.49% – 34.99% based on credit
Amount $3,500 – $20,000
Terms – 2, 3, or 4 years
States available –  AL, AK, AZ, CA, DC, DE, GA, FL, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NC, NJ, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA and WA.