Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will I get a job right after graduation?

A: While no one can guarantee employment, we currently have graduates reporting for airline training within three days of graduation. Also, FIT Aviation often has CFI and other opportunities available.

Q: Why come to Florida Institute of Technology?

A: Lots of good reasons. The best of all of them is that we won the award for being the safest flight school in the United States. Including the military academies. There is nothing more important than the safety of our students, staff, and community. NOTHING! Come see our Trophies.

Q: What do I do if I already have my private pilot’s license?

A: The College will need a copy of you license and then you will have to meet with your advisor in order to determine what course you should take next.

Q: Does Florida Tech accept flight training done at other facilities?

A: A student may be given credit towards the curriculum requirements of a course for previous pilot experience and knowledge, provided the following conditions are met:

  • If the training was provided by a part 141-approved training course, credits will be given for the previous pilot experience and knowledge up to 50 percent of the curriculum requirements. If the FAA written test was successfully completed, the student may receive 100% credit for the ground school. The student will be subject to a proficiency test and/or knowledge test.
  • If the training was NOT provided by a part 141-approved training course, credits will be given for the previous pilot experience and knowledge up to 25 percent of the curriculum requirements (both ground school and flight experience). The student will be subject to a proficiency test and/or knowledge test.

Q: What kind of planes will I be flying?

A: The College of Aeronautics is constantly upgrading the aircraft in its fleet to ensure all student pilots complete their courses with knowledge of the latest technologies available. The latest additions to FIT Aviation's 40+ aircraft fleet have been Garmin G1000 equipped Piper Archer TXs, the university currently operates 13 brand new Archers. All of Florida Tech's training aircraft, except our aerobatic American Champion Citabria, are equipped with glass instrumentation.

Q: Will I begin my flight training my first semester at Florida Tech?

A: Yes. Unlike other flight schools, Florida Tech allows you to start flying during your first semester.

Q: Should I get a medical certificate before coming to Florida Tech?

A: Yes. Getting a medical certificate helps speed up the registration process at the airport. Use the FAA's AME Locator to locate an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) near you. Make sure to ask for a “Medical with Student Pilot Certificate” and don’t forget to bring your medical certificate to check-in at the airport.

Q: How much will it cost for my flight training?

A: Charges for the use of aircraft and flight training devices, flight instruction, and fuel usage will be charged against a deposit on the student’s Panther Card. A billing rate has been set for each type of aircraft, flight training device, and flight instruction. Fuel charges will be based on the price at the time of usage. The charge will be based on actual usage of the time of use. For more specific cost information please visit the Office of the Registrar's Tuition and Fees webpage.