Understanding Training Options

Sometimes having options is complicated. Let us help you find out which route is best for you.
Infinity Flight Group offers flight training under both sets of FAA training regulations, the Federal Aviation Regulations, (FAR) part 141, and FAR part 61. Whether you choose Part 141 or 61, the FAA requires the same performance standards and the certificate you earn in either option is the same. What differentiates the two is structure and accountability.

PART 141

Infinity Flight Group, in partnership with Mercer County Community College, offers flight training and ground classes under FAA Part 141 requirements. Students enrolled in this college option can complete the requirements and practical tests for the FAA Private, Commercial/Instrument, Multi-engine and Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) ratings. The ground school courses and flight labs, along with the required general education courses will also qualify students to obtain an Associate of Applied Science Degree. This program moves at a faster pace than Part 61, and is generally recommended for a career-driven student seeking a job with the airlines.


Students who are looking to train at their own pace to become a Commercial airline pilot, or those that are looking to fly for recreation often choose Part 61 because of the flexibility. The FAA dictates the topics to be covered, and also regulates the minimum amount of flight hours required for each rating, Private, Instrument, Commercial, Multi-engine and Certified Flight Instructor (CFI). However, Part 61 is structured to allow our flight instructors to adapt the sequence of lesson content, pace and learning style to meet individual student’s needs. If your ultimate goal is to become an airline pilot while training under Part 61, the total flight hours required to fly for the airlines is 1500, as opposed to 1250 when you train under our Part 141 college degree program.

If you would like to explore these options further, just give us a call! We’re happy to help get you on the right path.



Whether you have logged flight time, or you are starting from zero hours, Infinity’s unique partnerships may help you cover the ENTIRE COST of your training -including your Private Pilot’s License- if you choose to use your VA benefits – No, there’s no catch! Call us today and let us help you make the jump into your new career.

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Cessna Pilot Center

Infinity Flight has the distinction of having been selected as a certified Cessna Pilot Center (CPC). The CPC designation represents top-quality, professional flight training. As a CPC we have state-of-the-art training facilities, new aircraft that meet strict maintenance requirements, and we also incorporate the Cessna Flight Training System, an interactive, comprehensive, and proven flight-training program.

Cessna Pilot Centers are associated with The Cessna Aircraft Company, and Cessna ensures that their Pilot Centers maintain the high standards that have helped Cessna remain successful for over 75 years. As a CPC, Infinity Flight Group can guide you throughout your aviation journey.