Private Pilot License Course
IAU believes that a beginning student’s basic knowledge and skills are critically formed at an early stage in training that would eventually lead to a future pilot who is competent, disciplined and safety-oriented.
The Private Pilot License (PPL) Program is your first step in fulfilling your dream towards becoming a pilot. This is where all the basic lessons regarding the science and art of flying are taught both on the ground and on flight. As per Philippine Civil Air Regulations (PCAR), students are required to pass all ground school subjects and earn a minimum of 45 flight hours to make him eligible to take the Private Pilot Examinations.
If recreational flying on fair weather days is what you want, or to enjoy the freedom of flying with family or friends then this course is for you.
Commercial Pilot License Course
The Commercial Pilot License (CPL) course is the course you should take if you want to level up from being a PPL holder towards making flying a career. After building knowledge and experience as a Private Pilot, this course now will shift to higher gears as the ground and flight lessons will prepare a pilot for more complex aircraft systems and high performance aircraft.
As per Philippine Civil Air Regulations, a student will be eligible to take the CPL exams after passing all the required ground subjects and logging a total time of 170 total flight hours (including the flight hours garnered as a PPL).
Instrument Rating Course
Flying is often synonymous to freedom but sometimes weather will limit this freedom. An Instrument Rating (IR) course is a designed to teach and equip a student the fundamentals of flying an aircraft by reference solely to instruments and not to visual references thereby allowing him to fly in more weather conditions that would normally put a non-instrument rated pilot on the ground.
In addition, taking this additional rating will give you more peace of mind knowing that if weather unexpectedly turns bad in flight, you have the knowledge and skill to fly and make judgments safely.
Ground training incorporates 20 hours in an approved synthetic flight training device coupled with 20 hours of actual flight transition.
Flight Instructor Course
If teaching and flying are your passion, then you can have the best of both worlds by taking this course. First, you must have be least a Commercial Pilot License holder before taking this course. This will deal the methods and principles of teaching a student pilot.
Upon completion and passing of all required academic subjects, a prospective Flight Instructor (FI) will need to have at least 150 total flight hours before he can apply for an FI license.
Diploma in Professional Education
The Diploma in Professional Education is designed to meet the educational requirements of non-education graduates who are entering a teaching career. A student has to complete a minimum requirement of 30 professional units in Education, including Practicum or Student teaching. This program is designed also to prepare the prospective teacher to teach either in the Elementary or High School level depending upon his field of specialization. Completion of this special program qualifies the graduate to take the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) which is administered by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC).