Flight Training Loans

A career in aviation offers more than just financial rewards. Licensed commercial pilots get to see the world, while working in an exciting and challenging field.

Commercial pilots working for a major airline can easily earn more than six-figures a year. It is an impressive income, but the salaries and benefits associated with aviation professionals reflect the challenges and responsibilities that go with the job; and financing is one of them.

Hummingbird Aviation recommends applying to more than one lender.

If you apply to more than one lender, you will have more competitive loan options to choose from.

AOPA Finance

AOPA Aviation Finance is committed to providing support for the AOPA mission, which is to help preserve airports, grow the pilot population, and protect the interests of general aviation through advocacy in Washington, DC and all 50 states.

  • Stop paying for one lesson at a time
  • No waiting
  • Get done faster
Your loan can be put to work right away to get you on your way as a better trained, more proficient pilot.

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Wells Fargo

With Wells Fargo, you may be able to borrow up to the cost of your education (minus other financial aid), and you don't have to worry about making payments while you're in school. Take advantage of this financing option that provides:
  • Financing for eligible education-related expenses, including tuition, housing, books, a laptop, lab fees, and more./li>
  • No payments for students until 6 months after leaving school.
  • Competitive fixed or variable interest rate option
  • Interest rate discounts to help reduce your loan costs.

Applying with a cosigner may help you improve your chance of getting approved and help you qualify for a lower interest rate. As one of the leading private student loan lenders in the U.S., we're dedicated to helping you secure education financing that meets your needs.

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Mountain America Credit Union

Mountain America is here to help you finance your education if:
  • You do not qualify for Federal Aid or your school does not offer Stafford Loans
  • You are attending a trade or specialty school (Cosmetology, Aesthetician, etc.)
  • You are taking continuing education classes
  • Your cost of attendance exceeds the amount of FAFSA
  • You are taking certification courses (Truck Driving, Aviation, Helicopter, etc.)

Your loan can be put to work right to get you on your way as a better trained, more proficient pilot.

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Pilot Finance, Inc.

We finance flight training. It is the only thing we do. Our easy, affordable programs are for part-time training.
Pilot Finance programs are designed primarily for part-time private pilot and instrument training. If you are a student pursuing a professional pilot career or a flight school specializing in commercial or accelerated training, we strongly recommend you take a few minutes to review all of the Career Training FAQs.

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Aspire Federal Credit Union

Aspire Federal Credit Union, originally known as FAA Eastern Region Federal Credit Union, was founded in 1948 to serve a small group of Civil Aeronautics Administration employees (currently the Federal Aviation Administration).
  • Competitive Rates
  • Fixed & Variable Rates
  • Private & Federal Student Loans

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Citizens Bank

Put great rates and flexible terms to work for you. As the only national lender offering a Multi-Year Borrowing Option, we stand behind our commitment to fund your remaining years of education. Benefits:
  • No application fees or disbursement fees.
  • No prepayment penalty

Choose the repayment option that best meets your needs. We recommend that you pay off your balances as quickly as possible to reduce the overall cost of your loan. Repayment Options:

  • Pay immediately, pay interest only, or defer payment
  • Choose the time to repay (5, 10, or 15 year options).

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Hummingbird Aviation Special Offer

Hummingbird Aviation will sponsor an Introductory Flight if your loan is approved. Before you enroll in our flight training program, the Introductory Flight is an excellent opportunity for you to find out what to expect during your professional flight training.

Note: There is no obligation to enroll in any of our flight training programs at Hummingbird Aviation LLC after you have completed your Introductory Flight.