Professional Pilot Program
Zulutime Pilot offers professional pilot training approved by the FAA under 14 CFR Part 141, as well as under 14 CFR Part 61. ZuluTime’s innovative approach to professional flight training offers a more efficient and effective solution than traditional English-only programs while maintaining strict adherence to FAA and ICAO standards. Our dedication to quality, standardization, and mastery of fundamentals, supports a positive and professional flight-training environment for our student pilots.
Zulutime’s mission is to deliver exceptional training to those students truly motivated and qualified to become outstanding Professional Pilots, as efficiently and effectively as possible. It is Zulutime’s responsibility within this mission to create a thriving and positive education atmosphere so that students have the optimal environment in which to learn. Zulutime also recognizes that to produce exceptional training, we must provide exceptional instructors, management and staff who are professional, accountable and who share our goals.
We don’t think of Zulutime Pilot so much as a flight school but rather as an incubator of new aviators who share our passion for flight as well as our core values of safety, integrity, responsibility, quality and reliability. We’ve experienced the good, the bad, and the ugly of flight training, and developed an approach that incorporates and builds on the very best teaching practices to help create professional, responsible, proficient, knowledgable, safe pilots, with a solid foundation of skills and knowledge sufficient to support a lifetime of aviation learning.
Chief Flight Instructor
CFI-A, CFI-I, MEI, AGI, IGI
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A little bit about Julie
Julie’s emphasis on systematic study, mastery of fundamentals, building a proper foundation for future learning, developing pilot-in-command attitude and aeronautical decision-making pervades the Zulutime Pilot culture. Julie discourages students from orienting their training primarily to pass their checkride. Rather, in Julie’s words: “A student pilot must make the effort to master the all necessary skills – many of them mental – that will qualify you to be a pilot-in-command of an aircraft; through that effort, you will have forged yourself into a pilot. The examiner is evaluating you from the minute she lays eyes on you and will size you up as a pilot in the blink of an eye. Before you ever get near the airplane the examiner will have made up her mind that you are likely to pass or fail, and the checkride itself will just serve as validation. A sharp examiner will probe to see if your knowledge is based on real understanding or rote memorization. If your entire pilot persona – skills, knowledge, confidence, maturity, judgment and attitude—has not yet ripened, an examiner is unlikely to pass you.” Julie is a regular contributor to various aviation publications on general aviation subjects and writes a column on flight instruction for Business and Commercial Aviation.
Training Course Description
Zulutime Pilot offers the China Professional Pilot Program for students seeking a career as a professional pilot in China aviation. This program begins at the ab initio pilot level and culminates with the student earning a Commercial Pilot Certificate and receiving instruction and experience operating a high-performance, complex multi-engine aircraft. The China Professional Pilot Program prepares the student to be employed as a professional pilot in China or in any country where an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate is accepted as a basis for issuance of an equivalent commercial pilot certificate by the local civil aviation authority.
|Course ID||Description||Clock Hours||Briefing|
|ZTG101||Private Pilot Ground||72.0|
|ZTF102||Private Pilot Flight||35.0||17.5|
|ZTG201||Instrument Pilot Ground||30.0|
|ZTF202||Instrument Pilot Flight||35.0||15.0|
|ZTG301||Commercial Pilot Ground||35.0|
|ZTF302||Commercial Pilot Flight||120.0||17.5|
|ZTG310||Commercial Multi-Engine Additional Rating||6.0|
|ZTF311||Commercial Multi-Engine Additional Rating Flight||8.0||5.0|
NOTE: All ground, flight and briefing times given, are estimates only and based on the minimum Training Course Outline (TCO) hours required to complete a given program or course curriculum or, if no TCO, the minimum hours in which a student may be expected to reach proficiency sufficient to meet the FAA Practical Test Standards for that certificate or rating. The corresponding training costs are not fixed, are subject to change and are not guaranteed.
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ZTG 101 Private Pilot Ground School
The course follows an approved Part 141 curriculum and is designed to provide students basic aeronautical knowledge for training towards the Private Pilot certificate. The course provides instruction in aeromedical; aircraft structure, systems, and instruments; aerodynamics; regulations and pre-flight requirements; airports/airspace; aircraft operations; emergency procedures; night operations; weather theory and services; VFR navigation, and aeronautical decision-making. At the completion of this course, the student will have completed the ground training necessary to meet the endorsement requirements to take the Private Pilot Airmen Knowledge Test.
ZTF 102 Private Pilot Flight Training
This course consists of flight instruction given by an appropriately rated instructor as well as solo practice. Flight instruction is received in the following areas: pre-flight operations, weight and balance determination, line inspection, aircraft start-up and run-ups, airplane servicing, airport and traffic pattern operations at controlled and uncontrolled airports, radio communications, and collision avoidance precautions; flight maneuvering by reference to ground objects; flight at slow airspeeds with realistic distractions, recognition of and recovery from stalls entered from straight flight and from turns, and execution of proper takeoffs and landings. Additionally, the course will cover how to properly control and maneuver an airplane solely by reference to instruments, including emergency descents and climbs using radio aids or radar directives; and the skill of cross-country flying using pilotage, dead reckoning, and radio aids.
ZTG 201 Instrument Airplane Ground School
The course is designed to provide students basic aeronautical knowledge for training towards an FAA Instrument rating. This course provides instruction in human factors; instruments; aerodynamics; regulations; airspace; ATC; IFR navigation; aircraft control; emergency operations; IFR operations; and accident analysis. At the completion of this course, the student will have completed the ground training necessary to meet the endorsement requirements to take the Instrument Airmen Knowledge Test. Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate
ZTF 202 Instrument Airplane Flight Training
This course covers the control and accurate maneuvering of an airplane solely by reference to flight instruments, IFR navigation by the use of VOR and GPS systems (including time, speed and distance computations), and compliance with air traffic control instructions and procedures. The course will also cover flying instrument approaches to published minimums using the VOR, GPS, LOC, and ILS systems and cross-country flying in simulated or actual IFR conditions, on airways or as routed by ATC, are covered in detail. Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate
ZTG 301 Commercial Pilot Ground School
The course is designed to provide students basic aeronautical knowledge for training towards an FAA Commercial Pilot certificate with single engine rating. This course provides instruction in aeromedical; CRM; single engine systems/aerodynamics; regulations and pre-flight requirements; single-engine operations; single-engine maneuvers, emergency operations; airspace; meteorology; IFR operations; cross-country planning; and aeronautical decision making. At the completion of this course, the student will have completed the ground training necessary to meet the endorsement requirements to take the Commercial Pilot Airmen Knowledge Test. Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating
ZTF 302 Commercial Pilot Flight Training
This course consists of flight instruction given by an appropriately rated instructor. Flight instruction is received in a complex airplane with retractable gear, flaps, and a controllable propeller. Night flying, including a cross-country night flight with a landing at a point more than 100 miles from the point of departure is accomplished. Each student learns normal and maximum performance takeoffs, and landings using precision approaches and prescribed airplane performance speeds, including operation at maximum authorized takeoff weights. The course also covers emergency procedures appropriate to VFR and IFR flight and to the operation of complex airplane systems. Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating
ZTG 310 Commercial Pilot Multi-Engine Ground School
The course is designed to provide students basic aeronautical knowledge for training towards an FAA multi-engine commercial rating. This course provides instruction in aerodynamic factors affecting multi-engine flight including engine-out operations as well as performance, weight-and-balance, and systems applicable to multi-engine aircraft. Prerequisite: Commercial Pilot (SEL) with Instrument Rating
ZTF 311 Commercial Pilot Multi-Engine Flight Training
This course consists of flight instruction given by an appropriately rated instructor. Flight instruction is received in an airplane with retractable gear, flaps, a controllable propeller, and powered by multiple engines. Each student learns normal and maximum performance takeoffs, and landings using precision approaches and prescribed airplane performance speeds, including operation at maximum authorized takeoff weights. The course also covers emergency procedures appropriate to VFR and IFR flight and to the operation of complex airplane systems. The dual flight instruction phase covers normal multi-engine flight operations, engine-out procedures and various engine-out controllability demonstrations. Prerequisite: Commercial Pilot (SEL) with Instrument Rating
Pilot Training Costs
|Professional Pilot Program (estimated)||$ 62,995|
|Registration Fee||$ 475|
|Books & Supplies (estimated)||$ 2,500|
|Training Software Modules||$ 1,750|
|Shuttle Transportation||$ 150/月|
|TSA AFSP Application (non-U.S. Citizens)||$ 130 (x 3)|
|TSA Fingerprinting (non-U.S. Citizens)||$ 95|
|Identification Badge||$ 50|
The corresponding training costs are not fixed, are subject to change and are not guaranteed. Each cadet’s experience will vary and required training hours and corresponding costs may substantially exceed the estimates given. Prices include an initial checkride. Prices do not include a fuel surcharge (if any), training hours beyond those required by TCO, admission fees, books, supplies, TSA processing, visa application and extension fees.
We offer several apartment options in lovely communities located conveniently in the immediate vicinity of the school. All housing options come fully furnished and are equipped with cable TV and air conditioning. Space may be limited. Students generally must vacate housing upon completion of training or withdrawal from training. No pets are allowed in student housing.
Our administrator is available to assist students with additional questions and/or concerns they may have related to housing. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your housing-related questions.