Archive for December, 2009

Utah Helicopter School Earns National Accreditation

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
By Kyle Garrett
An Upper Limit Aviation helicopter over the Great Salt Lake, Utah

An Upper Limit Aviation helicopter over the Great Salt Lake, Utah

Upper Limit Aviation, a helicopter school in Salt Lake City, Utah, has received national accreditation through the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). According to Lois Reid, owner of Upper Limit Aviation, “we received notification that we have been granted initial Accreditation by ACCSC, effective immediately! This has been a sometimes daunting process these past three years and we appreciate the hard work and effort put forth by everyone to make this possible.”

National Accreditation assures prospective students a high level of instruction, well-equipped classrooms, and state of the art equipment, and can clear the way for an institution to offer Federal Title IV Financial Assistance Programs including student loans and grants.

For more information, contact Upper Limit Aviation at

Phoenix East Aviation Earns F-1 Visa Approval for Pilot Training

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

By Patricia Cobleigh

Daytona Beach, Florida, USA –- Phoenix East Aviation (PEA) announces approval by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for F-1 Visa form authorization for international pilot training students.

F-1 student visas now available through Phoenix East Aviation

F-1 student visas now available through Phoenix East Aviation

The F-1 Visa (Academic Student) allows a foreign student to enter the United States as a full-time student at a U.S. government approved academic institution. This visa also requires the student to be enrolled in a program that culminates in a professional certificate or college degree; because Phoenix East Aviation is a nationally accredited pilot training academy with established qualifications and high standards of education, authorization was given by the U.S. government to accept eligible international students under this F-1 program.  There are only three professional pilot training academies in the U.S. that are allowed by the federal government to participate in the F-1 student visa program.

In this program, the student pilot enters a comprehensive professional pilot training program. This “ab initio” student begins with zero flying experience and progresses through the program, achieving the Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument and Multi-engine Ratings – and then continues training for the Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor Instrument, and Multi-engine Instructor ratings.

Upon successful completion of this full training program, a PEA graduate may interview for a position as a PEA flight instructor and upon acceptance become a paid employee of Phoenix East Aviation, gaining practical flight experience as he/she continues building flight hours and acquiring the skills required to achieve the Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, which is the highest aviation certification given by the FAA. The F-1 Visa, under its Optional Practical Training, allows such employment during this advanced training and time-building phase.

To learn more about F-1 Visas and flight training programs, contact Phoenix East Aviation