Welcome to San Diego Flight Training International and the Airline Direct Academy™ center located in beautiful Southern California. This FAA approved 141 school with flight test examination authority has been graduating professional pilots since 1989 with safe quality instruction.
At SDFTI many students choose to flexibility to
begin their training at any time and work one-on-one with our pool of
staff instructors, all of whom were trained here and have earned every
certification through CFII or MEI. Below is a brief description of the
FAA certificates and ratings (licenses) you can earn. Additional
information is linked to each course description.
Private Pilot Certificate
Learn to fly, start the adventure of a lifetime. The Private Pilot
Certification Course will be the student's first introduction to modern
The Instrument Rating certification course is designed to prepare the
applicant to operate safely in the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system
anywhere in the world. Airlines throughout the world indicate that
during the hiring process, instrument flying skills are rated above
Commercial Pilot Certificate
The Commercial Pilot Certification Course - Single Engine is for those
students who require commercial pilot privileges in single engine
Commercial Multi Engine Certificate
The Commercial Certification Course - Mingle-Engine is for those
students who require commercial pilot privileges in multi-engine
Trends in aviation show that the multi engine pilot is in ever
increasing demand. Our Multi-Engine Certification Course is designed to
make you a competent multi-engine pilot with major emphasis on
proficiency and flying a multi engine aircraft safely.
CFI – Certified Flight Instructor
The Certified Flight Instructor Certification Course qualifies you to
instruct in single engine aircraft. This course of training is a highly
structured and comprehensively designed to prepare commercial pilots for
their role as flight instructors. SDFTI hires over 90% of it's instructors from this program.
CFII – Certified Flight Instructor Instrument
The Instrument Flight Instructor Certification Course is the ultimate
asset as an instructor. It offers another source of income and increases
your professionalism. Development of the skills and other tools are
necessary to effectively instruct students seeking an instrument rating.
MEI – Multi Engine Instructor
The Additional Flight Instructor Certification Course Multiengine is the
ultimate asset as an instructor. It offers another source of income and
increases your professionalism.
ATP – Airline Transport Pilot
The Airline Transport Pilot Certification Course emphasizes instrument
operations and knowledge of aircraft systems. Aside from the airlines,
the ATP is required by most Air Taxi and Corporate operators.