Zero Time to Airline

Zero Time to Airline®

Launch Your Aviation Career

Americans are traveling again!

Days with over 2 million US airline passengers are finally common-place again. The airlines have started hiring. Flights are getting canceled left and right due to a lack of pilots. Once again, the opportunity for new pilots entering training is at a peak.

Take advantage of this opportunity! Thrust Flight’s Zero Time to Airline Program can get you flying with our partnered airlines in as little as 2 years.

To truly take advantage of the opportunity in the airline recovery, our ZTA Accelerated program is the best bet. Get with the airlines as soon as possible to secure your seniority number and increase your career earnings. Starting as low as $80,995.

For those that need to work while training, or simply don’t have availability for a full-time program, our ZTA Paced can get you through your training in as little as 18 months. Starting at $83,999, this option is designed to land you a job at the airlines in as little as 3 years.

Financing is available for both ZTA programs. Click the button for more information.

Truly all inclusive.

Schools tell you all the time that their price is all inclusive- but usually what they mean is they include everything they decided you need. We know everyone is different- you may need more training on your private than your instrument. That’s why we actually do include everything you will need during your training. As long as you are progressing at a pace that will allow you to finish in a timely manner, we will train you as much as it takes. Ask our competitors if they can say the same!

6 tips for Flight Instructors

All glass, all late-model.

We utilize Dynon and G1000 glass EFIS in all of our 30 aircraft fleet. You’ll be hard pressed to find an aircraft made before 2000. And our Sportcruisers, which you will be training in for more than 70% of your flight training, are all equipped with Ballistic Recovery Systems parachutes for added safety.

Quality instructors, and plenty of them.

With approximately 1 instructor for every 5 students, you are guaranteed to have ready access to an instructor when needed. This means our students don’t have to compete with each other for instructor attention. Instructor-to-student ratio is something that not many schools can boast about, but at Thrust Flight it is a requirement to make the best pilots our partner airlines will hire. Best of all, our instructors all came from our world-famous CFI Academy, so we know they will train our students up to the standards of our airline partners.

How to Get Started

If you feel like the Zero Time to Airline Program is a good fit for you here’s how to apply:

  1. Contact our Flight Training Department using the Contact Form (be sure to select "Zero Time to Airline" as the program you are interested in).
  2. After talking with someone in our Flight Training Department to ensure the program is a good fit, let them know you are interested in beginning the application process.
  3. If you are accepted after the application process, funding must be secured. Please let our Flight Training Department know if you will need financing.
  4. Once your funding is secured, our Flight Training Department will walk you through the steps to get registered- including obtaining a medical, acquiring renters insurance, and submitting documents through our student portal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you guarantee a job after completing the CFI rating?

While we are regularly looking for new CFI’s to join our ranks, we cannot guarantee a job to every Zero Time to Airline student who goes through our program.

When we do have open CFI positions we look to hire the top performers from our ZTA program. We’ve also partnered with local schools to help you find a job if we aren’t currently hiring.

How many aircraft are in your fleet?

We currently have 20+ planes in our fleet. Our ZTA students all train in two airplane models; the Cessna 172 and the Sport Cruiser.

When we do have open CFI positions we look to hire the top performers from our ZTA program. We’ve also partnered with local schools to help you find a job if we aren’t currently hiring.

How often do your partnered airlines send recruiters?

Several times a year we’ll host recruiters from our partner airlines. You’ll be able to speak with recruiters from each airline and interview with them. We’ll help you prepare for interviews with the airlines during the course of your training.

When we do have open CFI positions we look to hire the top performers from our ZTA program. We’ve also partnered with local schools to help you find a job if we aren’t currently hiring.

Do you need a college degree to become an airline pilot?

This depends on your eventual airline goals. By and large most major airlines require a 4 year degree. Regionals, however, do not.

For a comprehensive breakdown check out our video “4 Year University vs Accelerated Flight School

Hear directly from students currently enrolled in our Zero Time to Airline program!

Ready to start your accelerated flight training program? Give us a call or fill out our contact form and we'll build the perfect program for you.