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Overview

Infinity Flight is pleased to be able to provide a Rotary Transition Program (RTP) in partnership with Mercer County Community College. The RTP is designed to seamlessly convert commercially rated helicopter pilots who already have a solid foundation in aviation to fixed wing aircraft. This program allows RTP students to obtain a career with the world's largest civilian airlines in the fastest time possible.

Pilots enrolled in this personalized fast track program can choose to use their VA benefits, or utilize a variety of different funding options.

We understand that every pilot will come to us with different requirements. We are here to help you create a program that will meet your individual needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the RTP Program?

The Rotary Transition Program (RTP) is a customized training experience that provides commercially rated helicopter pilots the opportunity to transition into civilian commercial aviation with little or NO COST. Infinity and our partners will educate, train and assist you in finding what funding solutions are available to you.

Who is eligible for this program?

Any commercially rated rotary pilot with over 500 hours of logged military or civilian rotorcraft time that qualifies for a restricted ATP certificate is eligible. Not sure if you qualify? We'll take a look at your individual situation and create a plan for you with no obligation.

How long will this program take to complete?

It is important to note that you should treat this like a full time job and plan to fly on a daily basis. There are four phases (described later) that take around 140 days to complete once you arrive at Infinity. There is an online phase that must be completed in the seven weeks prior to arriving at Infinity. Please understand that transitioning from phase to phase is not based on classes completed or time flown. Each phase has a start and finish date that must be strictly followed.

Can I begin some training before leaving the military or train part time?

Since the VA mandates the framework in which this course is designed, there is not a way to train part time or out of the framework if you choose to use your VA benefits. Each of the four phases must be completed in their own seven-week timetable. You must complete the two online course in the seven-weeks prior to your flight start date.

What type of flying will I be doing?

Ground lessons and dual flight time are done individually, one-on-one, with an instructor, not in a classroom style setting.
Your flying will be done in newer model Cessna 172S model and brand new Piper Seminole aircraft equipped with the latest technology.

The four phases of the RTP are as follows: Phase I ONLINE, SEVEN WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR FLIGHT START AVI 101 & AVI 102 Phase II AVI216 PPL Instrument and Commercial (transition from rotary to fixed wing) Phase III AVI250 Commercial/time building Phase IV AVI217/251 Single Engine Cross Country (time-building) & Multi-Engine

What will it cost me?

Every situation is different, but most students will have little or no out-of-pocket costs related to flight training if electing to use VA benefits. Housing may also be covered through BAH (basic allowance for housing) please contact our VA partner at the college for details on BAH.

I'd like to use my VA benefits. How do I know if I have enough 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) at: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov

Where does classroom instruction and flight training take place?

Infinity Flight Group at the Trenton-Mercer Airport, Trenton, NJ

When do classes start?

Classes are on a rolling schedule. You can contact Hillary Banas 609-883-0555 at Infinity Flight to find out dates and class availability.

Will I be hired when I finish the RTP?

Graduates of the MCCC/Infinity FIight RTP have a 100% hire rate. They have gone onto airlines, cargo, and corporate flight positions all over the county and in a few cases have transferred their licenses internationally.

No catch. Our team will look at your background and certifications, identify any gaps and work with you to create a program that matches your needs. 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.

VA Benefits

If you plan on using your VA benefits to cover the costs of this program please make sure you complete the following:

Apply for your VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
☐You can easily do this online at https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/
Print (or record) the confirmation number. This is valid for one semester. You should receive your COE (via the US Postal Service) within two weeks of applying. Once you receive your confirmation number, please provide the MCCC Veterans Service Office with a copy.

Apply to the College
☐You can do this from the homepage of the College website: www.mccc.edu
Click on Underneath, you will then see
The degree you are pursuing is Aviation Flight Technology
Within a week or so you should receive an acceptance letter from MCCC with your student ID number.

Register for College classes
☐Once you have received your acceptance email from the college with your students ID, reach out to Hillary Banas at Infinity Flight Group who will help register you for your classes.

Important Contact Numbers

Infinity Flight
Infinity Flight Group Main Number: 609-883-0555

Hillary Banas, Vice President, Infinity Flight Group, 609-883-0555, Hillary@flyinfinity.com
Hillary will be your main point of contact when deciding if this program is for you. She will guide you through all you will need to accomplish to start the program, including slotting you for a date and registering you for classes.

Josh Lee, Military Advisor, Infinity Flight Group, JoshL@flyinfinity.com
Josh will do your quote based on your individual circumstances.

John Becker, Director of Veterans Services, Mercer County Community College BeckerJ@mccc.edu
John will help you navigate Veteran funding options and be a resource for other MCCC questions you may have.