Our Tampa

Initial Pilot Training

Initial flight training is a critical aspect of safety in the air. No matter the aircraft, initial flight training offers a transition for pilots to move faster and higher. At RTC Pilot, many hours of research and development have gone into our pilot training curriculum to provide you with the best initial flight training possible.

To learn more about our initial flight training in Tampa or to register for a course at our aviation school, reach out to the team at RTC Pilot today.

The Importance Of

Initial Pilot Training

It’s not just crucial for insurance; initial flight training is the gateway to becoming a safe and secure pilot. As technology advances and aircraft become more complex, safety is a common recurrence. That is why we train our flight instructors to deliver the best possible experience for our students.

At RTC Pilot, we offer a more personalized experience where you will work closely with your instructor during your classroom time — and you will be provided guidance on both familiar and unfamiliar scenarios in our flight simulators. Our instructors’ goal is to get you oriented and comfortable with the aircraft, whether you have experience in a similar environment or if the configuration is brand new to you.

Reasons a Pilot Should Receive

Initial Aircraft Training

There are multiple reasons why a pilot should receive initial aircraft training, including

  1. Insurance companies often require initial training. Many insurance companies will only take you on board if you take initial aircraft courses on the specific aircraft that you will be flying. Even if it is not required by your insurance company, it’s possible that completing initial aircraft training can at least bring down your insurance cost dramatically.
  2. Your flight department might require initial training to ensure you are adequate to fly their aircraft. Initial pilot training will provide reassurance to your employer, as well as yourself, on your capabilities to fly the particular aircraft they have in their fleet.
  3. Even if you do not plan on utilizing your flying expertise as a form of employment, and instead have purchased an aircraft,  you’ll want to be 100% confident in your aircraft’s performance, limitations, and systems. In this case, initial training can be for your own peace of mind, safety, and personal development.
Our Initial Pilot

Training Courses

At RTC Pilot, our initial pilot training courses in Tampa are designed to give new pilots the skills and knowledge they need to become safe and proficient commercial pilots. Our courses cover a range of aircraft including single piston engines, twin piston engines, and twin turbo-prop engines.

Our single piston engine course provides a comprehensive overview of the aircraft systems, principles of flight, and safety procedures. The course includes both ground and flight instruction and covers topics such as engine management, aircraft performance and handling, and navigation. The single piston engine initial training course from RTC Pilot is three days long and includes eight hours of flight simulator training

Our PC12 flight training course is designed for pilots who want to fly a modern, complex turboprop aircraft. The course covers aircraft systems, performance, and handling, as well as navigation and operations. The initial PC12 flight training from RTC Pilot includes 35 course hours throughout five days.

Our twin piston engine training covers topics such as engine management, aircraft performance and handling, and navigation. The course provides an overview of the aircraft systems and safety procedures and includes both ground and flight instruction. The initial twin piston engine training from RTC includes three and a half days of training with one-on-one attention from experienced instructors.

Our Twin Turbo Prop Engine course provides an overview of the principles of turbo prop engine operation and maintenance. We cover topics such as engine operation, fuel flow, cylinder head operation, and more. We also provide hands-on training in the simulator to help you gain the confidence you need to fly a twin turbo prop engine aircraft. This course is three and a half days long and covers twin turbo prop engine aircraft like the Beechcraft King Air.

The Benefits Of

Initial Pilot Training Programs

Initial pilot training is essential for every pilot. Whether you’re interested in flying a single piston engine or a twin turbo prop engine aircraft, you’ll want to make sure you have the training, education, and experience necessary to fly safely, confidently, and remain in-compliance with your insurance and any employer requirements. Some of the many benefits of initial pilot training include:

Many insurance companies require a certain level of pilot training before providing coverage. Initial pilot training helps fulfill these requirements and keep you covered in a worst-case scenario.

If you are a pilot of an aircraft equipped with an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) navigation system, you must have recent experience in order to remain qualified. An initial pilot training program can help you meet these requirements.

Participating in an initial pilot training program is a great way to update your skills and knowledge and become a more confident and capable pilot. This training will help you master the fundamentals of flight and help you become a better and safer pilot.

An initial pilot training program can provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to respond effectively in the event of an emergency. Pilots will learn how to identify potential threats, how to respond, and how to remain calm in a stressful situation.

Why Choose

RTC Pilot as Your Aviation School for Initial Flight Training?

At RTC Pilot, we strive to go above and beyond to offer a pilot training experience that is a cut above the competition. When you choose us as your Tampa pilot school for your initial flight training, you can expect: 

Our experienced instructors offer personalized, hands-on training in our state-of-the-art facilities, ensuring that you receive the most comprehensive training available. Our instructors have decades of combined experience to help guide you through the training process, from the ground up.

At RTC Pilot, we strive to provide our students with the best possible training experience. Our instructors are passionate about aviation, and they strive to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to become safe and successful pilots. We also provide our students with the resources they need to succeed.

We use state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Our fleet of aircraft includes the latest models and is equipped with the latest navigational and communication systems. Our simulators are designed to provide a realistic experience, allowing students to practice and perfect their flying skills.

We understand that getting the most out of your training requires time and commitment. That’s why we provide our students with assistance with accommodations to ensure that you have the time and space you need to focus on your training. Our accommodations packages provide you with a comfortable and convenient place to stay during your training, allowing you to focus on the task at hand.

Our Pilot

Training Philosophy

At RTC Pilot, we follow a specific training philosophy that allows us to provide exceptional pilot training courses. This philosophy includes:

  • Airplanes make for bad classrooms
  • No ATC Delays, with the Hobbs Running
  • Less time, less expense
  • Save wear and tear on your aircraft
  • Be prepared to handle all types of situations
  • Your safety is never in question
  • Practice until it’s second nature
  • Training in simulators enhances flight safety

Attend Initial Pilot Training in Tampa

At RTC Pilot

At RTC Pilot, we offer initial pilot training programs, and are committed to providing pilots with the skills and knowledge they need to become successful aviators. RTC Pilot has a well-structured curriculum that combines both theory and practical instruction, which enables pilots to understand the principles of aviation and be able to apply them in real-life situations. The instructors at RTC Pilot have also been instrumental in ensuring students receive quality training and are well-prepared for their future flying career. To learn more about our initial pilot training programs or to register at our Tampa aviation school, contact RTC Pilot today.