Rotor Transition Program (RTP) for the Helicopter Pilot

If you currently hold an FAA Commercial Rotor Certificate either from being in the military and desire to attain your Reduced Fixed-Wing ATP, our Rotor Transition Program is for you. This program is designed to help you transition from rotor aircraft to fixed-wing aircraft in about three months. At the end of your RTP program, you will have your multi-engine commercial certificate so that you can fly for hire.


Each of our RTP programs are custom designed for your current experience, knowledge, and flight time. This means that you do not have to fly any unnecessary hours in order to get your new certificates and ratings. To help you achieve your goal of becoming a fixed-wing pilot, we offer student housing by the month that is fully furnished and ready for you. This means that you will be able to study and work on your aviation knowledge without any distractions, and you will be close to the airport so that you can gain the required flight time at a rapid pace.

For Veterans by Veterans

We’ve transitioned over 80 veterans to airline careers since our founding in 2016 and are the first flight school to be accepted into the DoD SkillBridge program.

Paul Wynns, US NAVY
CEO & President of Flex Air

Resources for Veteran Pilots

Any transition to civilian life is full of uncertainty, but it’s worth the risk. We’ve been in your shoes before and we’ve got your back. Some resources to get you started, based on the questions we get most often:

Navy COOL will pay for exam fees associated with any of your ratings. You can learn about the process and fill out a Voucher Request Form to get started with your command.

Army COOL  will pay for credentialing fees, including a portion of your flight training. You can apply on the IgnitEd website.

Our friends at AnyTime Logbooks can help. Here’s a video walkthrough.

We are not a degree-granting institution and cannot take GI Bill funds. Even if we did, we’d urge you to use your GI Bill wisely. Your GI Bill goes farthest in the classroom. For flight training, you’ll get substantially less of a benefit.

Use this calculator to find out HOW much do you need to earn as a civilian in order to match your current active-duty income.

Here are some resources to get you started. We also provide career counseling and placement services to all our students and alumni.

Sign up for more information on our Military Transition Program

Quality flight training is a big investment…

For a huge career payoff! Pilot salaries are higher than ever before in the history of aviation and will keep rising for decades. Over the course of a typical career, an airline pilot might earn as much as $7 million.
To get there, make sure your Student FINANCING application is as strong as possible.


Follow the Journeys' of our actual students

Tim Kirschbaum, From Army to Cargo Pilot

After almost 23 years in the US Army, Tim went through Flex Air’s Military Transition Program to initially fly with PSA Airlines out of Ohio. Now Tim is flying cargo for ATI who services customers such as Amazon and DHL.


Ready to start your engines?

We know all the researching can be daunting, and for many people choosing to follow your dreams is a decision riddled with anxiety of the unknown. We’re here to help lay the path.

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