Trend Vector Aviation International, Inc. offers flight instruction under Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 141 and Part 61. Students may choose to enroll in either program based on individual goals and needs. The objective of flight training under Part 141 and Part 61 is the same: to earn your license. All students regardless of whether they train under Part 141 or Part 61 must pass the same knowledge and practical exams to earn their certificates. The difference between Part 141 and Part 61 is the training environment and experience. Part 141 is very structured and less flexible. Part 61 is flexible but less structered. To help you decide which kind of training is best for you, here is an explanation of each type of training.
What is FAR Part 141 Certification?
Part 141 –The airline style training
Flight schools certified under FAR Part 141 provide a very structured training program using a standardized syllabus approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Students are required to complete a certain number of ground lesson hours by completing a formal ground school or one-on-one with an instructor. To become certified under Part 141, the flight school must have an approved flight training syllabus for each course, instructor standardization, and stage checks and exams given by the Chief Flight Instructor or the Assistant Chief Flight Instructor. The FAA routinely inspects school facilities, aircrafts, simulators, and training devices. The school must keep detailed records of each student’s progress, and these are also inspected by the FAA. Because of the rigorous oversight, students training under Part 141 may complete certain courses with less flight hours than students training under Part 61.
What this means for you:
By training under Part 141, you will receive quality training that has the seal of approval of the FAA. You will undergo formal, standardized training comparable to a college-level course. You will always know exactly what your progress is throughout your training, and there will be no confusion to what to expect during your lessons. If you want to complete your training in the least amount of time, are planning on becoming a professional pilot, or enjoy studying under a structured program, training under Part 141 is for you.