airplane at the LIFT hangar
How long does it take to become a pilot?

Flight ratings can be earned in as little as 18 months for students in Indianapolis, Indiana, and as little as 12 months for students in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, or Galveston, Texas. After graduation, LIFT students may choose between gaining valuable pilot in command time as either a Certificated Flight Instructor or following our Commercial Pilot path and flying passengers with Part 135 airlines, which are completed in between 18 to 24 months.