Thank you for your interest in Galvin Flying!
We are pleased to provide you with an estimate to complete your Commercial-Multi Airplane Pilot Certificate (CPLM). This following estimate is based upon the assumption that you have zero hours of flight experience as a pilot. Though Part 141 minimums would allow you to complete PPL, IFR, CPLS & CPLM in as little as 190 hours, the more realistic time frame is 210-225 hours. It is quite common for the learning curve to vary by student.
This estimate assumes that:
- you will complete all licenses & ratings in the times outlined in the attached estimate;
- you are English proficient (see attached M1 visa checklist for required proficiency scores for non-native English speakers);
- you will enter the United States legally (on an M1 visa – see attached checklist) prepared to conduct flight training per the requirements of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Transportation Security Administration;
- you will provide for your own transportation, housing and other living expenses.
Should you wish to apply for admission to Galvin Flying Services for your pilot training, the following documents will be required to submit for review:
- Completed attached International Student Enrollment Form (with non-refundable application fee);
- If you are under the age of 18, you will also need a parental consent form signed.
- Official record of having completed twelve years of school or high school level equivalent;
- Copy of your official English Proficiency exam results (TOEFL, IELTS, or ICAO).
- We will review alternatives to these exams, but results must show an intermediate to advanced-intermediate level of English proficiency.
- Proof of financial ability to apply all educational expenses and support yourself;
- This can be a notoraized statement of support from parents, but must include proof of available funds and/or income to sufficiently cover the cost of training. If you will be applying to a bank for student loans, then a notarized copy of the loan approval must be provided.
- The estimate for the training is attached, and we recommend budgetting USD$1,200-$1,500 per month for living expenses.
If accepted by Galvin Flying Services, Inc. for your training you will be issued an I-20 form that you would then use to apply for your M1 visa. The TSA/AFSP process would be done before coming to the United States, and fingerprinting would be done upon arrival. As for the medical you can get this on arrival as well, though it is possible in some countries to get a FAA 1st Class Medical/Student Pilot Certificate before leaving for the US.
To look up an AME (Aviation Medical Examiner) in your country, please go to the following site:https://www.faa.gov/pilots/amelocator/
IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure that when you apply for the VISA and MEDICAL/STUDENT PILOT CERTIFICATE that you enter your FAMILY NAME, FIRST NAME and any MIDDLE NAME(S) as it appears on your PASSPORT. This is very important and any discrepancies could slow your application and training.
Please be advised that the attached estimate is not a fixed cost and you will not need to pay this amount up front in full. Galvin bills following each flight and so our customers are able to pay with money on account or using a debit/credit card on file. You will however need to provide proof of full available funds at your Visa interview to cover the estimated cost of training and estimated housing and living allowance that will be on your Form I-20.
We are not able to offer any housing, so that is something you would need to handle separately, although living expenses must be factored in when applying for the M1 visa.