Part 141 Approved FAA Training
Bel-Air International is the only FAA approved flight school, based at San Carlos, qualified to train candidates under Part 141 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. School Certificate No. B7QS601K. Learn what Part 141 Approved FAA Training is about.
Thank you for your interest regarding flight training at Bel-Air International. Bel-Air International is recognized as a leader in career pilot training.
Bel-Air International maintains the highest standards of professionalism in all aspects of training including safety, academic content, flight operations and administration. If your goal is to be a professional pilot, enrollment at Bel-Air International is the best start you can make.
Many pilots employed by the airlines will be retiring in the coming years. Fewer military pilots are coming into the private sector causing a shortage of qualified pilots. Bel-Air International has recognized these trends and has developed programs to take pilot candidates from little or no experience to fully qualified professional pilots. The time to act is NOW!
If you aspire to the respect, responsibility and the potential earning power of a professional pilot, the staff at Bel-Air International can help give you experience, confidence and professionalism that will enable you to “stand above the rest”.
Bel-Air International can give you the solid foundation needed for a successful aviation career. Our entire training environment reflects the professional standards demanded by the commercial airline industry worldwide. The best start for your career path from student to Airline Transport Pilot begins at Bel-Air International. When you graduate your flight ratings can include
Private Pilot, Single and Multi-engine Land
- » Instrument Rating
- » Commercial Pilot, Single and Multi-engine Land
- » Certified Flight Instructor, Single and Multi-engine Land and Instrument
- » Airline Transport Pilot (ATP)
- » Ground Instructor, Advanced and Instrument
Bel-Air International offers concentrated, accelerated instruction in a complete professional program that may be completed in as little as six months. The program provides one on one training between the student and the instructor, with plenty of hands on experience. Our full time staff of dedicated and enthusiastic Certified Flight Instructors will take you from the basics of flight training through the advanced, professional operation of multi-engine aircraft. They will assist you in developing a comprehensive understanding of aviation regulations, the national airspace system, navigation, aircraft systems and flight standards. You will learn quickly in our fast paced FAA approved program.
In California, the San Francisco Bay Area provides perfect flying conditions year round. The San Carlos airport is located beneath the San Francisco International airport airspace. This combination gives you the experience in controlled airspace without delays often found when departing larger airports. The numerous airports located within the practice area provide you with the opportunity to fly many different instrument approach procedures at several different airports during the same lesson.
If your goal is to be a professional pilot, there is no better place than Bel-Air International to begin your career. Our equipment, facilities and staff are of the highest caliber. Our mission is to turn out future airline pilots with the high level of skill and professionalism required in today’s marketplace. We are proud of what we have been able to contribute to the aviation community. We invite you to become part of it.
Should you decide to join us, we ask that you complete the admission application and send it back to us as soon as possible. We require two weeks notice prior to your arrival so an instructor can be scheduled and all necessary arrangements made to make your stay with us as comfortable and rewarding as possible.
What is a Part 141 FAA approved school?
Part 141 of the Federal Aviation Regulations explains in great detail how the courses should be structured, how training is to be conducted and the requirements for the flight instructors. In order to administer an FAA approved course, the school has to have a standard training syllabus and adhere to a structured curriculum. The student would also need to pass a series of stage checks, administered by the Chief Flight Instructor, to make sure that the quality of the training is maintained. In order for a school to become approved, the FAA has to examine all of the training courses for which approval is sought, inspect the facility, the airplanes and administer a test to the Chief Flight Instructor. The FAA will also perform routine inspections to ensure complete compliance with Part 141 is met.