Flight School Cedar Rapids IA


US Flight Co Cedar Rapids, IA

Looking for career flight training in the Cedar Rapids, IA area? US Flight Co provides 9 month fast track commercial pilot training. Go from nothing to Multi Engine Flight Instructor in as little as 9 months! In addition, we provide full financing which means you can fly full time and worry about the payments after you’ve got a commercial pilot job.

Flight School Cedar Rapids IA

PLEASE NOTE: We’re currently taking applications for our Cedar Rapids, IA location career program. Career programs start calendar quarter (January 1st, April 1st, July 1st, October 1st). If your interested in flight training at our Cedar Rapids, IA location use the form below to contact us.

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Cedar Rapids Pilot Training Programs


Our Cedar Rapids Private Pilot Training offers students a complete and professional flight training program where you will learn everything required to safely and confidently fly an aircraft. Our mission is to provide the best flight training possible while helping students master their new skillset. We don’t just teach the FAA minimums, we incorporate real world scenarios and tools not used by our competitors. Check out our Private Pilot Program for more details! 


Our Cedar Rapids Airline Pilot Training offers students a complete training program to be career ready in just 10 months! We have several packages available including finishing with your Commercial Multi Engine Instructor Rating (MEI) with 25 Hours Actual Multi Engine Time and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument with 75 Hours Total Instrument Time. This prepares you for the airlines leaving the only requirement  left to fulfill is the 1500 Hours Total Time which is acquired by working as a flight instructor. See more about our Airline Pilot Program Here


Our Cedar Rapids location offers several Accelerated Pilot Training options including Accelerated Private Pilot, Instrument Training, Commercial Pilot License, Multi Engine Rating, and Certified Flight Instructor Courses. We have furnished housing available to make your stay comfortable and easy. Our Accelerated Private Pilot License Course will get you your license in as little as 14 days! 

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Most flight schools will take between 3 and 6 months to get your private pilot license. With our accelerated programs you can get your Private Pilot License in as little as 14 days!

The FAA minimum is 40 hours, nationwide average is about 56 hours to get their license. With our accelerated full immersion style training most students are close to the 40 hour minimum.

Expect to pay around $10,000 for a Private Pilot License. Get our Free Pilot Guide to get a complete cost breakdown of training. 

With an instructor flight lessons are about $180/hour plus tax. Fuel surcharges may apply.

Airlines typically cover training for type ratings and in some cases will cover the cost for pilots to get their Airline Transport Rating.
Meet up with one of our FAA Certified Instructors and they will lay out a path for you to achieve your dream of becoming a pilot using our proven curriculum.
All of our flight instructors are trained on navigating all the specific requirements to start flight training including TSA Approvals, Student Pilot Certificates, and Flight Medicals. Give us a call today to meet with an instructor and start the process.


From Zero Hours to Airlines

2 Months

Private Pilot License

This license will allow you take to the skies with friends and family as you fly for pleasure or travel.

4 Months

Instrument Rating

Refine your skills as you learn to fly and navigate solely through the use of aircraft instruments. 

7 Months

Commercial Pilot License

This is the license that allows you to fly for compensation and get a job as a pilot. Common jobs at this level are flying for pipeline / powerline inspection, ferry pilot, and sky diving pilot.

8 Months

Certified Flight Instructor Rating

This rating is required to teach other people how to fly. This is the most common way to log the time required to meet airline requirements.

9 Months

Multi Engine Instructor Rating

This rating is required to fly and teach in aircraft with more than one engine. While you can typically acquire this rating in as little as 10 hours, we include 25 Hours Actual Multi-Engine time as this is the minimum required by the airlines. 

10 Months

Begin Working as a Flight Instructor

Working as a flight instructor is the most common way to acquire the 1500 hours Total Time required by the airlines. At US Flight Co. we know our flight instructors are our most valuable asset. This is why we pay our instructors well above the industry average. 

End of Year 2

Begin Flying For Regional Airline

Upon accumulation of 1500 hours and 200 hours of cross country time you can apply for an ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) rating. This will allow you to get hired on at a regional airline. 


Cedar Rapids LOCATION

Our Cedar Rapids, IA location utilizes both high wing Cessna 172 Skyhawk and low wing Piper Cherokees. Both Cherokees and Cessnas provide great platforms for learning private, instrument, and commercial. Our fleet is constantly being updated with modern avionics, new interiors, and fresh paint as fast as our in house maintenance team can work. 

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