International Pilot Training

International Pilot Training Program

Sunrise Flight Academy is a global leader in ab-initio training for prospective airline pilots.  The sole focus of all we do is the development of master aviators with the advanced knowledge, skills and abilities required for success in International commercial aviation.

Our Professional Pilot Program is an intensive, full-time course of study which takes student pilots with little or no previous flight experience through the FAA Private Pilot certification, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot certification and Multi-Engine Rating.

Optional Flight Instructor ratings are also available.

As Central Florida’s premier flight training provider we have the experience and expertise to help you accelerate your career goals in the best flying environment in the world.

Our exclusive partnerships with both international and domestic air carriers provide our graduates with unique opportunities for transition to an airline career.  In fact, our partnership with ExpressJet, guarantees our graduates an interview or first officer position with the world’s largest regional airline.

The choice is clear.  If you dream of becoming a professional pilot, Sunrise Flight Academy can make your goals a reality.  Our admissions counselors are standing by to assist.

Private Pilot License (61) # of Hours
Ground School Theory 37 Hours
Cessna 152 (Dual) PPL 40 Hours
Cessna 152 (Solo) 10 Hours
Pre/Post Briefings 20 Hours
Instrument Rating # of Hours
Advanced Simulator 10 Hours
Cessna 152 (PIC) 50 Hours
Cessna 152 (Dual) IR 50 Hours
Pre/Post Briefings 20 Hours
Commercial Multi Engine # of Hours
Ground School Theory 10 Hours
Cessna 152 (PIC) 75 Hours
Piper PA44 (Dual) CPL 25 Hours
Pre/Post Briefings 20 Hours
Additional Required Items Total Cost
Application Fee $500.00
SEVIS I-901 Fee $200.00
M1 Visa Interview – Varies per country. Contact www.usembassy.gov
Gleim Computer Based Training (CBT) $390.00
Books & Supplies $1,205.00
3 TSA Application Fees $420.00
Fingerprints $100.00
1 FAA First Class Medical Exam $100.00
3 FAA Written Exams $450.00
3 FAA Check Rides $1,650.00
1 FAA Practical Exam PA44 $550.00
1 Administrative Fee $500.00
Aircraft Upgrade Options (whole program) Cost $
C152 to C172 Upgrade $8,591.55
C152 to C172 G1000 Upgrade $13,310.65
Instrument Rating Upgrade Cost $
C152 to C172 Upgrade $2,677.60
Housing Options Cost $
Single Bedroom Within Shared Apartment $925 per month **

International Pilot Program

$42,66425*
  • Total Flight Time 250 Hours

*Additional costs are required to complete the program entirely. See the additional costs tab for details. Additional aircraft options include the Cessna 172 and may include glass cockpit training. Ask us about the costs of these additional options today. Prices are subject to change based on fuel rates increasing or other costs beyond our control.

**Additional Fees Apply Per Usage. Professional Pilot Program Students electing to stay in Sunrise housing are required to sign a 6 month lease with an additional $575 security deposit.

South Korea Pilot Training

South Korea Pilot Training

Sunrise Flight Academy is a global leader in ab-initio training for prospective airline pilots.  The sole focus of all we do is the development of master aviators with the advanced knowledge, skills and abilities required for success in International commercial aviation.

Our Professional Pilot Program is an intensive, full-time course of study which takes student pilots with little or no previous flight experience through the FAA Private Pilot certification, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot certification and Multi-Engine Rating.

Optional Flight Instructor ratings are also available.

As Central Florida’s premier flight training provider we have the experience and expertise to help you accelerate your career goals in the best flying environment in the world.

Our exclusive partnerships with both international and domestic air carriers provide our graduates with unique opportunities for transition to an airline career.

The choice is clear.  If you dream of becoming a professional pilot, Sunrise Flight Academy can make your goals a reality.  Our admissions counselors are standing by to assist.

Private Pilot License (61) # of Hours
Ground School Theory 37 Hours
Cessna 152 (Dual) PPL 40 Hours
Cessna 152 (Solo) 10 Hours
Pre/Post Briefings 20 Hours
Instrument Rating # of Hours
Ground School Theory 30 Hours
Advanced Simulator 10 Hours
Cessna 152 (PIC) 50 Hours
Cessna 152 (Dual) IR 50 Hours
Pre/Post Briefings 20 Hours
Commercial Multi Engine # of Hours
Ground School Theory 10 Hours
Cessna 152 (PIC) 75 Hours
Piper PA44 (Dual) CPL 25 Hours
Pre/Post Briefings 20 Hours
Additional Flight Hours # of Hours
Cessna 152 PIC 50 Hours
Additional Required Items Total Cost
Gleim Computer Based Training (CBT) $390.00
Books & Supplies $1,225.00
3 TSA Application Fees $420.00
Fingerprints $100.00
1 FAA First Class Medical Exam $100.00
3 FAA Written Exams $450.00
3 FAA Check Rides $1,650.00
1 FAA Practical Exam PA44 $600.00
1 Administrative Fee $500.00
Housing Options Cost $
Housing (Single Occupancy) per month $925 per month **

International Pilot Program

$52,91725*
  • Total Flight Time 300 Hours

*Additional costs are required to complete the program entirely. See the additional costs tab for details. Additional aircraft options include the Cessna 172 and may include glass cockpit training. Ask us about the costs of these additional options today. Prices are subject to change based on fuel rates increasing or other costs beyond our control.

**Additional Fees Apply Per Usage. Professional Pilot Program Students electing to stay in Sunrise housing are required to sign a 6 month lease with an additional $575 security deposit.

Airline Pilot Training - India

India Pilot Program

Sunrise Flight Academy India courses and training aircraft both meet the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) requirements. All India pilot training courses include the DGCA required 250 total hours, with over 200 in-aircraft hours. Multi-engine training utilizes the Piper Seneca PA34 aircraft, which is also DGCA approved. (NOTE: Not all flight training academies are able to offer DGCA approved aircraft as Sunrise does). It is essential to note that Sunrise Flight Academy does not use “shared time” or “safety pilot” time, as some other schools do, to satisfy pilot-in-command (PIC) time. Shared time may reduce costs, it is NOT recognized as PIC time in India, as well as many other countries. And importantly, since shared time also reduces “hands-on” flight time, it diminishes the student pilot’s flight skills.

Private Pilot License (61) # of Hours
Ground School Theory 37 Hours
Cessna 152 (Dual) PPL 40 Hours
Cessna 152 (Solo) 10 Hours
Pre/Post Briefings 20 Hours
Instrument Rating # of Hours
Ground School Theory 30 Hours
Advanced Simulator 10 Hours
Cessna 152 (PIC) 50 Hours
Cessna 152 (Dual) IR 50 Hours
Pre/Post Briefings 20 Hours
Commercial Multi Engine # of Hours
Ground School Theory 10 Hours
Cessna 152 (PIC) 75 Hours
Piper PA34 (Dual) CPL 25 Hours
Pre/Post Briefings 20 Hours
Additional Required Items Total Cost
Application Fee $500.00
SEVIS I-901 Fee $200.00
M1 Visa Interview – Varies per country. Contact www.usembassy.gov
Gleim Computer Based Training (CBT) $390.00
Books & Supplies $1,225.00
3 TSA Application Fees $420.00
Fingerprints $100.00
1 FAA First Class Medical Exam $100.00
3 FAA Written Exams $450.00
3 FAA Check Rides $1,650.00
1 FAA Practical Exam PA34 $550.00
1 Administrative Fee $500.00
Aircraft Upgrade Options Cost $
C152 to C172 Upgrade $41.91/Hour
C152 to C172 G1000 Upgrade $64.93/Hour
Housing Options Cost $
Single Bedroom Within Shared Apartment $925 per month **

India Pilot Program

$42,66425*
  • Total Flight Time 250 Hours

*Additional costs are required to complete the program entirely. See the additional costs tab for details. Additional aircraft options include the Cessna 172 and may include glass cockpit training. Ask us about the costs of these additional options today. Prices are subject to change based on fuel rates increasing or other costs beyond our control.

**Additional Fees Apply Per Usage. Professional Pilot Program Students electing to stay in Sunrise housing are required to sign a 6 month lease with an additional $575 security deposit.

Airline Pilot - Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Pilot Program

The following course is recommended for Sunrise Aviation students from Saudi Arabia. Each course satisfies all of the GACA requirements and meets or exceeds the known minimum requirements of the Saudi Arabian government. The course includes at least 250 total flight hours in aircraft.  In addition, to create a better teaching environment and reduce the overall time and cost while increasing skill, the course includes 10 hours of simulator (FTD) time. The simulator is recommended and part of our course although it does not count as logged flight hours per the regulations. Each course includes at least 25 hours of multi-engine flight time, therefore meeting or exceeding the minimum Saudi requirement of 25 hours. Our experience is that this slight increase in multi-engine time greatly increases both the pilot’s skill and chance of first-time success on the FAA check-ride (practical test).

We have found that most of our students from Saudi Arabia prefer to live in an apartment with full amenities including swimming pool. Therefore, these packages for Saudi students do not include Sunrise Aviation housing. Sunrise Aviation counsellors will be happy to assist with finding a suitable apartment. For more information on housing options, go here

Most students from Saudi Arabia also secure their own transportation arrangements to include obtaining a Florida Driver’s License and possibly purchasing a car. Sunrise Aviation counsellors are happy to help with these arrangements as well.

Private Pilot License (61) # of Hours
Ground School Theory 37 Hours
Cessna 152 (Dual) PPL 40 Hours
Cessna 152 (Solo) 10 Hours
Pre/Post Briefings 20 Hours
Instrument Rating # of Hours
Ground School Theory 30 Hours
Advanced Simulator 10 Hours
Cessna 152 (PIC) 50 Hours
Cessna 152 (Dual) IR 50 Hours
Pre/Post Briefings 20 Hours
Commercial Multi Engine # of Hours
Ground School Theory 10 Hours
Cessna 152 (PIC) 75 Hours
Piper PA44 (Dual) CPL 25 Hours
Pre/Post BriefingsL 20 Hours
Additional Required Items Total Cost
Application Fee $500.00
SEVIS I-901 Fee $200.00
M1 Visa Interview – Varies per country. Contact www.usembassy.gov
Gleim Computer Based Training (CBT) $390.00
Books & Supplies $1,225.00
3 TSA Application Fees $420.00
Fingerprints $100.00
1 FAA First Class Medical Exam $100.00
3 FAA Written Exams $450.00
3 FAA Check Rides $1,650.00
1 FAA Practical Exam PA34 $550.00
1 Administrative Fee $500.00
Aircraft Upgrade Options Cost $
C152 to C172 Upgrade $41.91/Hour
C152 to C172 G1000 Upgrade $64.93/Hour
Housing Options Cost $
Single Bedroom Within Shared Apartment $925 per month **

Saudi Arabia Pilot Program

$42,66425*
  • Total Flight Time 270 Hours

*Additional costs are required to complete the program entirely. See the additional costs tab for details. Additional aircraft options include the Cessna 172 and may include glass cockpit training. Ask us about the costs of these additional options today. Prices are subject to change based on fuel rates increasing or other costs beyond our control.

**Additional Fees Apply Per Usage.Professional Pilot Program Students electing to stay in Sunrise housing are required to sign a 6 month lease with an additional $575 security deposit.

Airline Pilot - China

China Pilot Program

Private Pilot License (61) # of Hours
Ground School Theory 37 Hours
Cessna 152 (Dual) PPL 40 Hours
Cessna 152 (Solo) 10 Hours
Pre/Post Briefings 20 Hours
Instrument Rating # of Hours
Ground School Theory 30 Hours
Advanced Simulator 10 Hours
Cessna 152 (PIC) 50 Hours
Cessna 152 (Dual) IR 50 Hours
Pre/Post Briefings 20 Hours
Commercial Multi Engine # of Hours
Ground School Theory 10 Hours
Cessna 152 (PIC) 75 Hours
Piper PA44 (Dual) CPL 25 Hours
Pre/Post BriefingsL 20 Hours
Additional Required Items Total Cost
Application Fee $500.00
SEVIS I-901 Fee $200.00
M1 Visa Interview – Varies per country. Contact www.usembassy.gov
Gleim Computer Based Training (CBT) $390.00
Books & Supplies $1,225.00
3 TSA Application Fees $420.00
Fingerprints $100.00
1 FAA First Class Medical Exam $100.00
3 FAA Written Exams $450.00
3 FAA Check Rides $1,650.00
1 FAA Practical Exam PA34 $550.00
1 Administrative Fee Contact Representative
Aircraft Upgrade Options Cost $
C152 to C172 Upgrade $41.91/Hour
C152 to C172 G1000 Upgrade $64.93/Hour
Housing Options Cost $
Single Bedroom Within Shared Apartment $925 per month **

China Pilot Program

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  • Total Flight Time 250 Hours

*Additional costs are required to complete the program entirely. See the additional costs tab for details. Additional aircraft options include the Cessna 172 and may include glass cockpit training. Ask us about the costs of these additional options today. Prices are subject to change based on fuel rates increasing or other costs beyond our control.

**Additional Fees Apply Per Usage. Professional Pilot Program Students electing to stay in Sunrise housing are required to sign a 6 month lease with an additional $575 security deposit.

Airline Pilot - Indonesia

Indonesia Pilot Program

Sunrise Flight Academy Indonesia courses and training aircraft both meet the Indonesian Aviation requirements. All Indonesia pilot training courses include the Indonesia required 250 total hours, with over 200 in-aircraft hours.

Private Pilot License (61) # of Hours
Ground School Theory 37 Hours
Cessna 152 (Dual) PPL 40 Hours
Cessna 152 (Solo) 10 Hours
Pre/Post Briefings 20 Hours
Instrument Rating # of Hours
Ground School Theory 30 Hours
Advanced Simulator 14 Hours
Cessna 152 (Dual) IR 25 Hours
Pre/Post Briefings 20 Hours
Commercial Single Engine & Multi Engine Add On # of Hours
Ground School Theory 35 Hours
Cessna 152 (PIC) 65 Hours
Advanced Simulator 24 Hours
Piper PA28R (Dual) CPL 31 Hours
Piper PA44 (Dual) CPL 10 Hours
Pre/Post Briefings 20 Hours

1 FAA Practical Exam PA44$600.00

Additional Required Items Total Cost
Application Fee $500.00
SEVIS I-901 Fee $200.00
M1 Visa Interview – Varies per country. Contact www.usembassy.gov
Gleim Computer Based Training (CBT) $390.00
Books & Supplies $1,205.00
3 TSA Application Fees $420.00
Fingerprints $100.00
1 FAA First Class Medical Exam $100.00
3 FAA Written Exams $450.00
4 FAA Check Rides $2,200.00
1 FAA Practical Exam PA28R $550.00
1 Administrative Fee $500.00
Housing Options Cost $
Single Bedroom Within Shared Apartment $925 per month **

Indonesia Pilot Program

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  • Total Flight Time 219 Hours

*Additional costs are required to complete the program entirely. See the additional costs tab for details. Additional aircraft options include the Cessna 172 and may include glass cockpit training. Ask us about the costs of these additional options today. Prices are subject to change based on fuel rates increasing or other costs beyond our control.

**Additional Fees Apply Per Usage. Professional Pilot Program Students electing to stay in Sunrise housing are required to sign a 6 month lease with an additional $575 security deposit.

Airline Pilot - South America

South America Pilot Program

Sunrise Flight Academy has formed an alliance with Carlin Flight Academy to create Sunrise International Flight Academy, or ‘SIFA’, for short. SIFA offers an 250 hour Professional Pilot Program for South American students wishing to earn their wings in around eight (8) months.

Private Pilot License (61) # of Hours
Ground School Theory 37 Hours
Cessna 152 (Dual) PPL 40 Hours
Cessna 152 (Solo) 10 Hours
Pre/Post Briefings 20 Hours
Instrument Rating # of Hours
Advanced Simulator 10 Hours
Cessna 152 (PIC) 50 Hours
Cessna 152 (Dual) IR 50 Hours
Pre/Post Briefings 20 Hours
Commercial Multi Engine # of Hours
Ground School Theory 10 Hours
Cessna 152 (PIC) 75 Hours
Piper PA44 (Dual) CPL 25 Hours
Pre/Post Briefings 20 Hours

1 FAA Practical Exam PA44$600.00

Additional Required Items Total Cost
Application Fee $500.00
SEVIS I-901 Fee $200.00
M1 Visa Interview – Varies per country. Contact www.usembassy.gov
Gleim Computer Based Training (CBT) $390.00
Books & Supplies $1,205.00
3 TSA Application Fees $420.00
Fingerprints $100.00
FAA First Class Medical Exam $100.00
FAA Written Exams $450.00
3 FAA Check Rides $1,650.00
FAA Practical Exam PA28 $550.00
Administrative Fees $500.00
Aircraft Upgrade Options (whole program) Cost $
C152 to C172 Upgrade $6,915.15
Housing Options Cost $
Single Bedroom Within Shared Apartment $925 per month **

South America Pilot Program

$42,66425*
  • Total Flight Time 250 Hours

*Additional costs are required to complete the program entirely. See the additional costs tab for details. Additional aircraft options include the Cessna 172 and may include glass cockpit training. Ask us about the costs of these additional options today. Prices are subject to change based on fuel rates increasing or other costs beyond our control.

**Additional Fees Apply Per Usage. Professional Pilot Program Students electing to stay in Sunrise housing are required to sign a 6 month lease with an additional $575 security deposit.