Florida-based European Flight Training (EFT), a long established provider of CAA, JAR and EASA flight training, has become a division of Aviator College of Science and Technology. Based at Fort Pierce, the company’s spokesperson said that the move is designed to consolidate and strengthen both company’s positions while bringing greater diversity and competitiveness.
The new division will focus on training European students for both EASA and/or FAA Licences and associated ratings and has a fleet of around 18 C172s, 15 PA-28s, 14 B76 Duchess and 3 PA28 Arrow. The change coincides with the launch of the ‘JetWay’ program. EFT’s Director of Training told FTN that the JetWay Program has been a very long time in the making and represents a new opportunity for the next generation of airline pilots. The focus is on providing a cost effective way of putting modular self-sponsored students straight into the right hand seat of a jet airliner without the need for a huge financial investment.
Aviator is an accredited college approved to issue I-20’s for M1 and F1 student visas and offers Flight Instructor internships so graduates may exercise practical use of their qualifications to gain essential experience. As part of the new JetWay program, internships will be available to cover operations as a First Officer with a major US Regional Carrier, SkyWest Airlines. Internships attract remuneration which, EFT says, will result in a significant reduction in overall training costs to successful applicants.
Enrolment in the ‘JetWay’ program will be available from July 2016 for an initial period of 6 months. The company will be conducting a series of European ‘Road Shows’ to include London, Manchester, Dublin and Copenhagen in early October.