Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate.
All students planning to begin flight training at UND are advised to hold a current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) medical certificate.There are three classes of medical certificates.
- First-class certificates are required for pilots exercising privileges of an airline transport pilot certificate.
- Second-class medical certificates are needed for performing other commercial operations.
- Third-class medical certificates are adequate for private pilot privileges.
In order to begin flight training, students must complete an application for this certificate on the FAA's Integrated Airman Certification and Rating Application (IACRA) website.
Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) are a set of regulations under which a pilot operates an aircraft in weather conditions not clear enough to see where they are going.
Part 141 schools are specifically approved by the FAA to teach certain courses in a structured and organized way. The purpose of Part 141 is to ensure the highest level of student training possible.
Part 61 schools are local flight schools that train students on a one-on-one, customized basis, and are not necessarily career-oriented flight academies.
Private Pilot License
Restricted Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate.
Visual Flight Rules (VFR) simply means that the aircraft is intended to operate in visual meteorological conditions.