Instructor Internship Program
Develop your skills as a professional pilot and build time as a flight instructor.
The Instructor Internship Program (IIP) allows a qualified international student to develop the skills of a professional pilot by training to become a flight/ground instructor and act as an intern (paid or unpaid) performing the duties of a flight and ground instructor. The program includes 900 hours of training and consists of flight, classroom/ground school theory, briefings (pre/post, expanded, etc), testing, workshops, study sessions, lectures, tutoring, teaching practicums, etc.
The standard IIP consists of 100 hours of flight training. The flight training consists of an FAA flight review (to validate the Private Pilot Certificate based on a foreign license), an instrument rating, a commercial single-engine pilot certificate, a certified flight instructor-airplane certificate, and the certified flight instructor-instrument rating.
The flight training consists of an FAA flight review, an instrument rating, a commercial pilot certificate, a certified flight instructor-airplane certificate, and the certified flight instructor-instrument rating.
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be evaluated to determine eligibility for an internship. This eligibility is based on, but not limited to, how the student performs during the training and the level of success the individual achieved.
Below is a break-down of the hours of training that you will undergo for each phase of training. Individual experiences will vary. All students must meet the minimum standards of the appropriate FAA practical test standards (PTS) to be eligible to take the FAA practical test of each phase.
For more information, read our IIP FAQ's.
1. These hours are based on SAA Syllabi. Individual experiences will vary. All students must meet the minimum standards of the appropriate FAA practical test standards (PTS) to be eligible to take the FAA practical test of each phase.
2. All Prices subject to change.
3. Block rates require compliance with SAA payment schedule.
4. FAA practical and knowledge tests are not included.
5. Books and materials are not included.
Cancellation and No Show Policy:
Activities cancelled with less than 24 hours' notice will incur a cancellation fee. Cancellations made to activities scheduled less than 24 hours in andvance will be considered on an individual basis.
A student/renter will be charged a no show fee if they arrive more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time for an activity. A no show fee will be assessed if a student arrives unprepared for a scheduled activity, and/or the time required for the student to fully prepare for the activity precludes the completion of that activity. When a cancellation or no show fee is assessed to a student's account, the payment must be received in full prior to any further training.
Cancellation/No-show fee: $99
*Exceptions to this policy will be made at SAA's sole discretion.