The U.S. government is offering online pilot courses in a bid to help fill a gap in the pilot training pipeline, but the pilot is still not being offered by private companies.
The FAA is also developing a pilot training platform that it says will allow private companies to offer pilots online training.
The program, called ABA Online Pilot Training (AOPA), is part of a pilot program that the FAA is currently testing out with the goal of offering the first online training courses by 2019.
The FAA is expected to announce the next phase of its pilot program in February.
“The AOPA pilot program has provided more than 700 pilots and more than 10,000 passengers with access to a variety of online training tools,” FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said in a statement.
“We are looking forward to continuing to expand the pilot program with more pilots in the coming years and to provide the public with a full range of training options for our commercial pilots.”FAA spokesperson Mark Latham said in an email that the agency is planning to roll out the pilot pilot training program through AOPA and the FAA will provide information on the program in its official publication, Federal Aviation Regulations.
The agency is not disclosing details of the pilot pilots training program.
There are currently about 1,000 pilots in training in the U.D. region, Huertal said.
There are about 40,000 people in the country who are licensed to fly a U.B.I.S.-approved airplane and about 4 million who are eligible to fly U.H.I.-approved airplanes.AOPA will be offered through the UH.
U.P. program, which is the FAA’s aviation training program for pilots who are currently enrolled in the FAA commercial pilot certificate program, FAA spokesperson Stephanie Tumulty said in the statement.
The pilot pilot program was created in the mid-1990s when the FAA sought to expand commercial aviation and to train pilots to operate commercial aircraft.