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Enlisted to Airline (E2A) Zero-Hour Program

Enlisted to Airline (E2A) Zero-Hour Program

Start a New Career in Aviation

Pilot's are in demand like never before. It's a perfect time to start your aviation career, even if you've never flown a plane before!

Infinity Flight sincerely appreciates the challenges of our transitioning military veterans. Let us help you make the jump into a new career - without any cost to you if you use your VA benefits. Whether you are looking to earn your wings and get an aviation degree from our partner, Mercer County Community College (MCCC), or you already have college experience, we are ready to design a flight training program that works for you.

Understanding Veterans benefits can be confusing. We can help you determine what funding options you are eligible for, and if they will meet your individual needs. Unlike other flight training programs throughout the country, Infinity's unique partnerships may help you cover the entire cost of your training if you choose to use your VA benefits.

Give us a call and let us get you started!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Enlisted to Airline (E2A) Zero-Hour Program?

If you are looking for a new career that gets you to the world's largest airlines, our E2A program may be the perfect option for you. This program is a unique opportunity for service members who will be transitioning to civilian life to earn all their pilot ratings with the goal of becoming a commercial airline pilot. Spouses and dependents may also be eligible.

Unlike similar programs, the MCCC/Infinity E2A program may come with little or NO COST to you if you choose to use your VA benefits. Another added advantage of this program is that if you become a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) to build your flight hours with Infinity Flight Group, you are guaranteed an interview with Piedmont Airlines, the regional carrier for American Airlines. If hired, you will automatically flow to American without any further interviews!

-MCCC, with its partners, offers a guided path to the seat of the world's largest commercial carrier, American Airlines. If American is not your airline destination, Infinity can help connect you with a host of different airline recruiters that they have relationships with.

-It is the only 2-year internationally accredited Aviation Degree Program in the nation - That's a BIG DEAL!

-You will gain a two-year jump on your seniority number at the airlines compared to those students that choose a 4-year degree school.

-We have the largest and newest fleet in the northeast. We fly airplanes, not SIMs

-TTN is in the busiest airspace in the country preparing you for real world flying

-You will experience flying in all seasons of weather

-It's easy to transfer to a four-year institution if you choose to go that route, though it is NOT required by this E2A program.

-We've got the only program of its kind in the northeast to reduce ATP flight minimums to 1250 hours instead of 1500 otherwise required.

-The MCCC Aviation Degree Program has been in existence for more than 45 years. That's a lot of pilots!

Who is eligible for this program?

Any transitioning or separated military member, including dependents of military members that have no flight time, or up to a Private Pilot Certificate, may qualify for this program, AND the restricted ATP certificate that will get you to the airlines with less flight time. Not sure if you qualify? We'll take a look at your situation with no obligation.

When should I get a medical exam?

You will need to be able to obtain a first class medical with a designated FAA medical examiner before you start the program. Please visit here to find an examiner near you.

Can I start my coursework before my separation date?

Yes, some of the curriculum is online, and we are working to get more online soon.

What if I already attended some college classes or have a degree?

No problem, our college partner can look at classes you have taken and determine what will transfer. There may also be opportunity for previous life experience credit.

Do I need to go to Piedmont/American?

No, you do not need to sign on with Piedmont to qualify for the Zero-Hour Program. If flying for another airline has been your dream, or location is a priority, we understand you need to make choices that are right for your individual needs. However, you will not be eligible for bonuses that come with a commitment to working for Piedmont/American after your training. Let us know your intentions so we can make sure your training cost will be covered to the fullest extent.

How long will this program take to complete?

This is a two-year college degree program. Your commitment to flying and making training a priority can reduce these times. We can help you map out a realistic timeline to meet your individual goals.

What will it cost me?

Every situation is different, but most pilots will have little of no out of pocket costs related to training if you elect to use your VA benefits.

How do I know if I have enough VA benefits to cover the cost?

For general questions and to get started you can contact the VA Education and Training Center at 888-442-4551

You can apply for your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) here.

Where will classroom and flight training take place?

Classroom instruction may take place online and/or at Mercer County Community College main campus, and flight training will take place at Infinity Flight Group at the Trenton-Mercer Airport, Trenton, NJ.

What happens when I finish the program?

Upon completion of this degree program, you will have earned your Private Pilot's License, Instrument, Commercial and Multi-Engine ratings, along with approximately 250 hours of flight time. Keep in mind the goal is 1250 hours to fly for the airlines. In order to reach that goal, the next step would be time building. Most students elect to pursue their CFI rating to become a certified flight instructor. If hired as a CFI by Infinity, you will be eligible to interview with Piedmont Airlines at only 400 hours of flight time. If accepted, you will be enrolled in their Cadet Program which allows you to earn bonus money for time flown at Infinity. Being in the Piedmont Cadet Program also puts you on track for a direct flow to American Airlines without ANY FURTHER INTERVIEWS!

This sounds too good to be true. What's the catch?

No catch. Our team will look at your background and transcripts if applicable. You will know before you start how much of the program will be covered financially. If you don't like what you hear, simply walk away.

You can apply for the Aviation Flight Technology degree program online here.

If you would like to visit the facilities, and/or meet with someone at Infinity Flight, please give us a call at 609-883-0555 and we would be happy to schedule a time that is convenient for you.

Important Contact Numbers:

Infinity Flight Group Main Number:609-883-0555

Hillary Banas, Vice President, Infinity Flight Group can help answer flight provider questions. Hillary@flyinfinity.com

John Becker, Director of Veterans Services, Mercer County Community College can help answer MCCC Aviation department questions or general college questions. 609-570-3240
beckerj@mccc.edu

Anastasia Price, Aviation Administrative Coordinator, Mercer County Community College can help answer MCCC Aviation department questions or general college questions. PriceA@mccc.edu