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Below is a list of requirements and policies for SPA Enrollees
When you arrive at Sling Pilot Academy on your first day, please bring the following documents:
Important Medical Note: certain medical conditions and medications are disqualifying. Please educate yourself to ensure you do not have a medical condition, psychiatric disorder, or take medication that could render you unable to earn a First Class Medical (required to be an airline pilot). Ref: FAA Disqualifying Conditions; FAA Disqualifying Medications; AOPA Medical Resources.
When you arrive on your first day, please bring the following required equipment.
Note: This equipment is required and is not supplied by SPA.
Please see below for links to products we recommend that can be purchased online.
The payment schedule for each course is shown below:
|Due 1 Week Prior to Class
|Due at 3 Months||$21,531.67|
|Due at 6 Months||$21,531.67|
|Total Course Cost||$65,595.00|
|Due 1 Week Prior to Class||$15,865.00|
|Due at 2 Months||$15,865.00|
|Due at 4 Months||$15,865.00|
|Total Course Cost||$48,595.00|
*Course Fee does not include FAA Knowledge Test Fees and Examiner/Checkride Fees and some required equipment
Payment method is via wire transfer or check.
Make check out to Sling Pilot Academy and mail to:
Sling Pilot Academy
3401 Airport Dr, Ste E
Torrance, CA 90505
Send Wire Transfers as follows:
Account name: Sling Pilot Academy
Account number: 325012240562
Routing number for wire transfers: 026009593
SWIFT Code for wire transfers: BOFAUS3N
Sling Pilot Academy Uses the following Applications:
SPA is a full-time program. Students are expected to be on SPA premises from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Some lessons will begin at 7am and some will go beyond 5pm. In the event that a student requires additional instruction, cross-country practice, or night-time instruction, student schedules may be modified (and in the event of weather). Late shows or no shows for lessons will be charged an additional 1.5 hours of flight time.
SPA students must maintain a professional appearance and conduct themselves in a respectable manner.
All SPA students and instructors must maintain good hygiene since pilots and CFI’s occupy the same close space in the aircraft and simulators. Please take care of body odors and oral hygiene
All Academy Students will be provided 2 Sling Checklists upon arrival to be maintained by the Student and used in the airplane. Any additional checklists required can be purchased at Dispatch.
Aircraft Renters Insurance (also known as non-owned aviation insurance) is recommended. All Sling Pilot Academy airplanes are fully insured (with liability insurance), but there are instances where having additional liability insurance can be beneficial to the pilot/student/instructor. We recommend you get at least the minimum liability insurance and some hull insurance as well. Get as much as you can afford.
We recommend StarrGate since you can turn it on and off (and turn specific coverage on as needed – such as multi-engine):
iPad app for StarrGate is here (works only on iPad): https://apps.apple.com/app/id1488489347
Sling Pilot Academy offers accommodation 5 minutes away from Torrance Airport.
Student housing apartments come fully-furnished and each student will be provided with a twin size bed, mattress and mattress cover. Students will be responsible for providing their own bedding. Washing of bedding will be the responsibility of the student. Billing for housing will be weekly in advance.
Price is $225 per week, sharing a room.
Price is $375 per week, own room.
We understand that sometimes plans change and sometimes things don’t work out. Both you and SPA reserve the right to terminate your training at any time. With our satisfaction guarantee, if this occurs within 1 month of starting, you will receive a refund of the pro-rated unused amount in a timely manner. After the first month, you will receive a refund of the pro-rated unused amount less a $2,500 administrative fee.