Images courtesy of Avelo Airlines.


2FLY is delighted to have formed an alliance with Avelo Airlines which serves over 30 destinations across the U.S. from bases at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport, Southern Connecticut’s Tweed-New Haven Airport, Fort Myers’ Southwest Florida International Airport and Orlando International Airport.

The new Preferred Hiring Pathway with Avelo provides an opportunity for 2FLY graduate pilots and flight instructors who have achieved their 1,500 hour requirements to interview for a Boeing 737 First Officer position with the airline.

Completing the Avelo First Officer Program with 2FLY Airborne will guarantee an interview for a First Officer position with Avelo provided the training is completed successfully to the required standards.

The Avelo First Officer Career Program is an accelerated eight month program, taking an individual with zero experience through a course to achieve multi-engine commercial pilot and flight instructor certificates. Graduates gain additional experience as a paid 2FLY flight instructor and now, at 1,500 hours of flight time, earn the opportunity to interview as a First Officer with Avelo Airlines.



PHASE ONE (8 months): is a full-time program that begins with the initial Private Pilot certification, and progresses to a Commercial Pilot with single and multi-engine instrument ratings, and finishing with a Certified Flight Instructor license. This phase encompasses all academics, simulations, and practical flying. Upon graduation, you will have logged 269 total flight and simulator hours.

PHASE TWO (16 months): after successful completion of Phase One, an interview with 2FLY will be extended for you to work as a Certified Flight Instructor. This is a full-time position and allows you to log additional flying hours you will need to be hired by an airline. During this phase, you will have the opportunity to meet pilot recruiters from our airline alliances and learn about their hiring processes. Many also offer interview coaching from an airline pilot mentor. It is estimated this phase will take 16 months to gain the 1,500 total hours needed for airline hiring requirements.


Entry Requirements:
1) Be at least 18 years of age
2) Be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language
3) Be able to obtain an FAA Class 1 Medical Certificate
4) Phase II requires applicant to have legal right-to-work in the US

Phase One training comprises of the following:

FAA Private Pilot

  • 47.0 Hours SE Piper PA28 Aircraft
  • 30.0 Hours Dual Flight Instruction
  • 30.0 Hours Private Theory
  • 15.0 Hours Pre/Post Flight Briefings

PIC Time Building

  • 146 Hours SE Airline Crew Program

FAA Instrument Rating

  • 22.0 Hours SE Cessna 172 G1000 Aircraft
  • 15.0 Hours AATD Simulator
  • 35.0 Hours Dual Flight Instruction
  • 20.0 Hours Instrument Theory
  • 10.0 Hours Pre/Post Flight Briefings

FAA Commercial Multi Engine

  • 22.0 Hours ME PA44 Aircraft
  • 20.0 Hours Dual Flight Instruction
  • 10.0 Hours Commercial Theory
  • 5.0 Hours Pre/Post Flight Briefings

FAA Commercial Single Engine

  • 5.0 Hours SE Piper PA28 Aircraft
  • 3.0 Hours Dual Flight Instruction
  • 5.0 Hours Commercial Theory
  • 3.0 Hours Pre/Post Flight Briefings

FAA Certified Flight Instructor – Single Engine

  • 12.0 Hours SE Piper PA28 Aircraft
  • 10.0 Hours Dual Flight Instruction
  • 20.0 Hours Commercial Theory

This course also includes:

  • Private, Instrument and Commercial Course Study Materials
  • SE and ME fuel surcharges
  • Eight months of shared room accommodations

For more information use the contact form below.

International Students: This program does not include fees associated for the student visa or TSA background/fingerprinting fees. All training is conducted at the Merritt Island facility.

Items Not Included in Program:

  • Transportation & Living Expenses
  • Pilot Supplies (uniform, headset, fuel strainer, charts)
  • FAA Exam Fees (theory and practical)

Note: This program is based on our training curriculum minimum requirements. In some cases, training over these minimums may occur, which will result in an additional expense.