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Half way around the world, the Chinese student-pilots are preparing for a lifelong career in aviation, in America. Twenty four Chinese international-student-pilots from Capital, Shenzhen, Szhehuan and Tianjin Airlines are getting their flight training by the US Aviation Academy at Denton Municipal Airport in Denton, Texas.
Future Chinese pilots can choose to train in the US, due to the United States having the world’s gold standard in air safety and much less restrictive open airspace, as compared to China. The students will train at the US Aviation Academy in Denton, Texas for ten months, after which, they will return to China.
Upon their return to their native country, the Chinese student-pilots will be unable to operate their respective company’s airplanes for at least six months, or longer, depending on the company they will be working for. Due to heavy air restrictions in China, mainly for China’s military and government, the Chinese airlines will pay for the Chinese student-pilots to live and to learn to fly airplanes, in the United States.
Depending on the company, the student pilots can be obligated for up to fifteen years to stay with that airline company, after their studies and pilot training in the US, as repayment for their training. Yan Shi, one of the Chinese student-pilots, commented, “We are so surprised to see many different planes available in one area… It’s such a great experience to be able to sit in a real plane and feel the turbulence while you are in the air. We do not get this type of experience in China.”
US Aviation Academy, a Texas flight school established in 2002, is recognized as one of the premiere aviation academies in the nation. US Aviation FAA 141 approved Flight School, is taught by qualified flight instructors and prepares the Chinese student-pilots, depending on their track, for certifications in commercial, private, multi-engine rating, instrument rating, airline transport, and flight instructions.
On an international front, due to US Aviation Academy’s global reputation and proven track record, and superior flight-training in preparing future pilots for all aspects of airline operations, US Aviation Academy is one of the very few flight-training academies in the world approved by the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC).
US Aviation Academy also has agreements with ShenZhen Airlines, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC) and Airawat Aviation of India.
For Chinese students who may experience a language barrier during pilot training, the US Aviation Academy’s executive officers, management team and staff, including Professor Bruce Jones (Occupation Specific Linguistic – OSL), and Program Director Chris Ramey, are there to ensure that the training is world class.