Aviation Professional Pilot

Aviation Professional Pilot

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Lane Aviation Academy provides safe, professional flight training. We provide training Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot, Multi-Engine, Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor Instrument, and Multi-Engine Instructor training KEUG airport in Eugene, Oregon is the ideal size for pilot training – not too big but with approach, tower, and ground controllers and airline service.

Lane's Aviation Professional Pilot Program offers:

  • A two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Aviation Professional Pilot degree which includes flight training for Commercial Pilot in single and multiengine airplanes with instrument rating. Additional training is available for Flight Instructor with ratings for airplane, instrument and multi-engine.

Flight training and ground classes are integrated so that you will start flying on the first day. Our fleet of dual controlled Piper and Cessna aircraft provide a safe flight training environment.

This program is approved by Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission. Our tower-controlled, multiple-runway airport provides a rich training environment.

Flight training in Oregon provides a wide variety weather, terrain features and airport complexities. The Eugene area provides a safe environment for flight training in the clouds. The weather in Oregon provides clouds.

The weather is the best anywhere for safe instrument training in real instrument conditions. We fly in clouds.

Applying to the Aviation Professional Pilot program

Complete both of the applications below:

Additional Information:

Other information to consider:

  • It is required that applicants obtain a combination FAA Airman's Medical Certificate and Student Pilot Certificate prior to beginning the Private Pilot Airplane Course. This is a requirement to fly as a solo pilot. New pilots must obtain this from an Aviation Medical Examiner. Although you may become a Private Pilot with a 3rd Class Medical, we suggest that you apply for a 1st Class, which is required to operate as an airline captain if that is your goal.
  • U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requirements Title 49 CFR Part 1552 Flight Schools require that each flight school establish citizenship of all persons receiving flight training prior to instruction. This is required for training leading to initial privileges for Single or Multiengine Airplanes, or Instrument Rating.
    • U.S. citizens must provide documents verifying citizenship. A list of these documents will be sent to you with your acceptance letter to the flight program.
    • Non-U.S. citizens must receive approval from the Transportation Security Administration prior to flight training. This is a federal government process and requires some lead time. Please contact the Lane Community College, Lane Aviation Academy Department office as early as possible so we may assist you with this process.
  • In addition, applicants who are not U.S. citizens should contact the International Programs department for college enrollment information. International students must be accepted to the college before acceptance to the Aviation Professional Pilot program.
  • No flights will be dispatched until the TSA has given their approval and/or documents have been provided as proof of U.S. citizenship. To access detailed information regarding this ruling and the TSA please visit the AOPA website.
  • The Flight Training program accommodates approximately 40 students a term. Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis according to the date their application is received. You are encouraged to submit your application at least one term prior to your desired starting date. Aviation ground classes are open to all interested students enrolled in the college and do not require acceptance into the Aviation Professional Pilot program.
  • Students are placed on the flight schedule on a first-come-first-served basis, only after:
    • TSA requirements have been met
    • Copy of FAA Medical Certificate is on file
    • You are registered for Flight Lab credits

You will be contacted regarding your enrollment status prior to the start of the term. Please notify the Lane Aviation Academy department whenever changes occur to your address or phone information so that we may update your application.

State of the art facilities

What you will be flying

Piper Seminole aircraft flying
Piper Seminole
Piper Seminole air craft flying
Piper Arrow
Cessna 152 aircraft on runway
Cessna 152
Piper Warrior aircraft on runway
Piper Warrior

Where you will be flying

Cascade mountains
Cascade Mountains
Looking east across Eugene Airport
East across Eugene Airport
Eugene at dusk
Eugene at dusk
Two of the "Three Sisters"
Two of the "Three Sisters"
Looking out of plane flying through clouds
We fly in the clouds
Small rural airports
Small rural airports

Attending classes at Lane

Lane’s main campus is tucked into the foothills of the Oregon Cascades, providing a stunning landscape for your education. With incredible resources on campus like advising, tutoring services, the library, First Year Experience and so many more, you have the opportunity to make the most out of your degree. Lane also offers student housing at Titan Court in downtown Eugene, next to our Mary Spilde Center. Ready to learn more? Schedule a campus tour to explore our beautiful campus and amazing facilities.