About Sky Safety

Established in 1999 in San Antonio, Sky Safety has earned a reputation for excellence in pilot training. We have achieved Part 141 certification under Federal Aviation Regulations. Safety is always our primary concern, and our training is comprehensive, but at Sky Safety, we have fun.

Contact & Directions

Stinson Municiple Airport Office

8535 Mission Rd, Suite 206

San Antonio, TX, 78214, USA

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Tel: 210-921-2504

​Email: info@skysafety.com

Professional International Pilot Program

Professional International Pilot Program

          The objective of our professional international pilot program is to prepare international students for safe and effective careers as professional pilots. Students who complete the program will obtain their FAA commercial license and be ready to fly commercially as a pilot. Program includes all the required training for Private Pilot, Instrument Rating and Commercial Pilot certificates. We also offer commercial multi-engine add-on training after completion of commercial single engine land course. Completion time is approximately 10-12 months. Admission requirements include holding an M-1 student visa issued by Sky Safety, FAA medical certificate (after arriving USA), completion of TSA approval and satisfy all requirements of the admission procedure. This program is approved and conducted under FAR Part 141. 

Private Pilot

Initial stage of flight training, allows people fly an aircraft by themselves after completion.

2-4 Months

Instrument Rating

Next step after private pilot certificate. Learn to fly with avionics and flight equipments. 

2-3 Months

Commercial Pilot

Provides advanced aeronautical training. A requirement to work for hire as a pilot.

Multi-Engine Add

Advanced training in a multi-engine aircraft ; get your multi-engine add-on rating

3-5 Months
3-4 Weeks

Enrollment Requirement

1. Student must be within 6 months of 18th birthday or older. High school diploma or equivalent. 

2. Be able to read, write, and speak English at ICAO level 4 for non-native English speakers.

3. Healthy physical condition, capable of getting a 1st Class FAA before solo flight.

4. Enroll as full time student and perform at least four flight or ground activities per week.

5. Obtain M-1 Visa issued by Sky Safety and TSA approval before flight training.

Program Cost

             In general, the average total cost of our professional pilot program is $58,000. Cost includes 220 hours of single engine training and 20 hours of multi-engine training, ground instruction, exams and training materials. Upon completion, students are expected to have their FAA commercial certificate with multi-engine rating. Below is the breakdown of training cost. Additional expense may apply if students need extra hours to complete. 

Private Pilot Certification Course

Dual Flight Cessna 172/152      

Solo Flight Cessna 172/152 

Dual ATD (Redbird MCX/TD)

Flight Academics

Flight Briefing 

Hours

47.5    

10 

2.5

20

20

Commercial Pilot Certification Course

Dual Flight Cessna 172/DA-40 w/G1000     

Solo Flight Cessna 172/152 

Flight Academics

Flight Briefing 

Hours

65    

55 

30

30

Ground School Courses

Private Ground School    

Instrument Ground School 

Commercial Ground School

Hours

42    

42 

42

Instrument Rating Course

Dual Flight DA-40 w/ G1000   

Dual ATD (Redbird MCX/TD)   

Flight Academics

Flight Briefing 

Hours

33    

20

20

Commercial Multi-Engine Add-on Course

Dual Flight PA 34/23     

Flight Academics

Flight Briefing 

Hours

20

10

10

Admission Process and Tuition Payment

To begin your professional pilot program, international students need to request an I-20 issued by Sky Safety and submit a $250 deposit to initiate enrollment. After arrival at US, student will submit a deposit and several monthly payment by following a payment schedule. Detailed admission process and tuition payment information please click here.

Student Life

At Sky Safety, we ensure our international students receives the best available training as well as enjoyabe student life. There are several apartment complex close to our airport and plenty of other housing options. Transportation is convinient as well, usually within 5 mins of driving from apartments.

Apply Now!

Flying isn’t a difficult skill to learn. It takes passion and dedication to makes this dream a reality. Contact us and get more information with an admissions specialist.