Our mission, since we were founded in 1984, has been to deliver a high-quality program for our students which enables them to thrive within the Aviation Industry. Keeping this goal for our students as our driving force is what has allowed us to keep growing as a company through all the significant changes that flight training schools have seen for more than 30 years.
This mission is also one of the reasons we chose to base our operations in South Florida; the moderate climate with consistent wind patterns makes the area one of the best places in the world to start your flight career, as we have more flying time and less waiting for weather to clear frustrations. As we say in Florida- we have 350 days available for training.
We are a Fixed-Base operator out of North Perry Airport in Hollywood, Florida which has four lit, paved runways (with the longest coming in at 3,350 feet/1,021 meters). This provides our students with multiple benefits. Logistically, we are equidistant between Miami International Airport (MIA), Opa-Locka International Airport (OPF) and Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL), giving our students easy access to our facility – no matter where they are coming from around the world.
Pelican Flight school is a bilingual school, as our students learn in an English speaking environment, and we do have many Spanish speaking instructors and pilots.
North Perry, being a tower airport, offers a variety of services. Furthermore, the special training zone that our location enjoys is the Florida everglades, that offers a quiet flight environment, but still at the vicinity of busy airspace. Meaning, our location, combined with the fact that the winds are predominantly west-east or east-west, gives us consistently ample air space to operate in while also providing our students with invaluable experience operating in a major metropolitan area with multiple busy airports . In short, being here will make you a better pilot- in the best professional and climate environment in the world!
Since we opened our doors, we have had more than 5,000 of students, both Fix & Helicopter, earn their FAA & EASA Licenses, including more than 4,000 of international students. This has included:
We focus our training around our instructors’ experience working for major international carriers, ensuring that our students can take advantage of their real-world expertise.