A Florida flight school has rolled out a new program that aims to get pilots ready to fly professionally in 250 hours. The twist is that once applicants complete this program, they’re qualified to work for airlines overseas.

Pilot Training Center (PTC) and Airline Pilot Gateway announced the ab initio collaboration in May.

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AOPA Writer Jill TallmanPTC takes eligible candidates from zero to 250 hours, during which time they earn private and commercial certificates and instrument and multiengine ratings, according to Chris Higgins, part-owner and director of maintenance at PTC.

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