How to be a Pilot in Brazil

Your Flight Path to U.S. Aviation Excellence

Embarking on the path to becoming a U.S.-certified pilot from Brazil is an exhilarating and rigorous journey. The continuous growth in the aviation sector signifies an escalating need for qualified pilots.

Identifying the ideal aviation academy is crucial, and Wings Airline Academy distinguishes itself with its extensive training offerings, from the initial Private Pilot License (PPL) to the advanced Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certifications.

Exploring Pilot Licenses and Ratings

  • Private Pilot License (PPL): Your gateway into the world of aviation, allowing you to fly small, single-engine planes for fun and personal trips.

  • Commercial Pilot License (CPL): Elevates your flying game, letting you turn your passion into a paycheck.

  • Airline Transport Pilot (ATP): The peak of your flying journey, enabling you to captain commercial flights.

  • Instrument Rating (IR) and Multi-Engine Rating (MER): These add-ons to your license let you fly with confidence in various weather conditions and aircraft types.

    Thanks to our FAA Part 141 accreditation, we promise you a structured, top-notch training experience that’s all about making you the best in the field.

What We Look For in Aspiring Pilots

Ready to start your training? Here’s what you need:

  • At least 17 years old for the PPL and 18 for the CPL.
  • Proficient in English to ensure effective communication and understanding of aviation terminology.
  • Physically fit to pass the FAA medical examination.


Prospective pilots should:

  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Get a first or second-class FAA medical certificate, depending on where your aviation dreams take you.
  • Cultivate a positive and disciplined attitude towards learning and training.

How to Join Wings Airline Academy as a Brazilian Student

Stepping into Wings Airline Academy is as straightforward as it is exciting. We’ve streamlined our admission process for our students:

  1. Application: Kickstart your adventure by completing our online application. We’re eager to learn about you and your passion for flying.
  2. Documentation: Prepare and upload the necessary documents, including your educational achievements, ID, and medical certificate.
  3. Interview: Impress us during your admissions interview, where we’ll dive into your motivations and discuss how we can help your aviation dreams take flight.

Our dedicated admissions team is here to support you from the moment you reach out, ensuring your journey to pilot training is as seamless as it is rewarding.

Finance Options and Scholarships

Investing on your pilot training journey is a significant milestone towards a rewarding career. At Wings Airline Academy, we believe in making your dreams accessible and achievable.

With transparent pricing across all our programs, we lay out the financial pathway clearly, ensuring you’re informed every step of the way.

Program NameTotal HoursDurationTotal CostPayment Plan Details
The Captain Program2068-10 months$78,500Stage Payments: 10 x $7,800
US Professional Pilot Program2068-10 months$63,500Stage Payments: 10 x $6,350
CAA UK Pilot Licence21217 months£89,995Stage Payments: 10 x £8,999.50
EASA Pilot Licence25018 months€99,000Stage Payments: 10 x €9,900
Private Pilot Licence (FAA 141)354 Weeks$12,185Installments: 4 x $3,046.25
Instrument Pilot (FAA 141)35Min 10 Days$14,135Single installment of $14,135
Multi Commercial Pilot (FAA 141)25Min 2 Weeks$16,515Single installment of $16,515
CFI/CFII/MEI150 (Ground Hours only)8 weeks$21,450Installments: 8 x $2,681.25

To support your journey to becoming a pilot, we’ve partnered with financial institutions like Meritize to offer comprehensive loan options. Here’s a closer look at what’s available:

  • Meritize Loans: In partnership with Meritize, we offer educational loans that can cover up to 100% of your flight training expenses. Meritize looks beyond traditional credit scores, focusing on your potential and merit.
  • Scholarships: We’re thrilled to offer scholarships to deserving students, aimed at easing the financial load and opening doors to the aviation industry for more aspiring pilots.
  • Payment Plans: Recognizing the commitment pilot training requires, we’ve designed flexible payment plans to help spread out the cost, making your path to the cockpit more manageable.

The Visa Process (I-20) for International Students

For our international students, getting to the U.S. is a key part of the journey. We’re here to streamline the visa application process, ensuring you can focus on what’s important: your training.

Pre-Application Essentials
Start with your acceptance letter from Wings Airline Academy. Also, check that your passport will remain valid throughout your stay in the U.S.

I-20 Form
Upon acceptance, we’ll send you the I-20 form, crucial for your M1 visa application. Expect it within two weeks.

SEVIS I-901 Fee
Pay the SEVIS I-901 fee online, keeping the confirmation as proof of payment.

Visa Interview Prep
Book your visa interview at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Gather all necessary documents, including your study plans and financial support evidence.

The Visa Interview
Attend your interview, showcasing your study intentions, financial readiness, and plans to return home after training.

Once your visa is approved, it’s time to plan your journey to the U.S., keeping the entry dates in mind.

Ongoing Support
From the moment you consider Wings Academy to the completion of your visa process, our admissions team is here to assist you.

Starting Your Pilot Training at Wings Airline Academy

At Wings Airline Academy, your aviation journey is set within a nurturing and dynamic environment, designed to lift your career off the ground and into the skies. Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Small Class Sizes: Experience the warmth of a close-knit community and receive the individualized attention you deserve.
  • Cutting-Edge Facilities: Train with the best, using state-of-the-art aircraft and simulators that prepare you for real-world flying.
  • A Supportive Team: Our dedicated staff and expert instructors are with you at every turn, committed to your success and well-being.


Specialized Training to Elevate Your Career

Dive deeper into your pilot training with specialized certifications at Wings Airline Academy, crafted to broaden your horizons and enhance your employability in the aviation sector.

  • Instrument Rating (IR): Master flying in all conditions by learning to navigate under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), crucial for challenging weather.
  • Multi-Engine Rating (MEL): Expand your capabilities and career options by qualifying to fly multi-engine aircraft, a step up in the aviation ladder.
  • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI): Passing on your knowledge through teaching is a rewarding way to hone your skills and gather essential flight hours towards your ATP certification.


Career Opportunities and Pathways

Graduates of Wings Airline Academy are poised for success, ready to take on a spectrum of roles in the aviation industry. Our programs pave the way for exciting career paths:

  • Commercial Airline Pilot: Embark on a journey with major airlines, experiencing the thrill of domestic and international travel.
  • Corporate and Charter Pilot: Enter the exclusive world of business aviation, providing bespoke services and charters.
  • Flight Instructor: Make a difference by teaching the next generation of pilots, enriching your experience and building your flight hours.


Pilot Earnings and Opportunities

Choosing Wings Airline Academy is an investment in a career with substantial rewards and growth potential. Pilots enjoy competitive salaries that mirror the expertise, dedication, and critical nature of their profession.

  • Entry-Level Salaries: Launch your career on a strong financial foundation, with ample opportunities for growth as you advance and specialize.
  • Career Advancement: Ascend to captaincy or explore specialized aviation roles for notable salary enhancements.
  • Industry Demand: The constant need for skilled pilots secures your place in a career with long-term stability and attractive financial benefits.


Frequently Asked Questions

What types of aircraft will I be training on at Wings Airline Academy?

Our diverse fleet includes both single and multi-engine aircraft, each equipped with the latest avionics. 

Do I need any prior flying experience to enroll?

Absolutely not. Whether you’re starting from zero or looking to build upon some basic knowledge, our programs are structured to guide you from the fundamentals to advanced flying techniques.

Is it possible to work while studying at the academy?

We understand the importance of balancing studies and personal commitments. Part-time employment is possible, keeping in mind that for our Brazilian and other international students, adherence to visa guidelines is paramount.

What's the success rate of graduates from Wings Airline Academy?

We’re proud of our students’ achievements, with most attaining their certifications on their first try. 

How does Wings Airline Academy support job placement after graduation?

Our dedicated career services team is here to assist you in navigating the job market, offering resources like resume building workshops and networking opportunities with aviation employers.

Can Wings Airline Academy prepare me for international pilot licenses?

Yes, we offer training that aligns with the standards of various international aviation authorities, including Brazil’s ANAC, EASA, and the UK CAA, making your transition to international piloting smoother.

What are the medical requirements for enrollment?

Prospective pilots will need a third-class FAA medical certificate for the Private Pilot License (PPL) and a first or second-class certificate for the Commercial Pilot License (CPL).

Start Your Aviation Journey with Wings Airline Academy

Ready to Reach for the Skies?

Dreaming of a career that not only challenges you but also rewards you with breathtaking views and endless horizons? Wings Airline Academy is your launchpad into the exciting world of aviation, tailored specifically for our Brazilian students aspiring to make their mark in the U.S.

With a curriculum designed for success, cutting-edge training facilities, and a supportive community, we’re committed to helping you turn those dreams into reality.

Don’t let your dreams stay grounded. Fly higher with Wings Airline Academy.