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Your Flight Training Dreams Within Reach

Navigating the financial commitment of flight training is crucial. At High Tide Aviation, we aim to make your dream of flying both accessible and achievable. We offer a diverse range of financing options tailored to various budgets and training objectives. Allow us to guide you through the process of funding your aviation education.

Financing Options at High Tide Aviation

At High Tide Aviation, we're dedicated to helping you navigate the financial aspects of your flight training. We understand the importance of accessible funding solutions, and we've partnered with premier financial institutions to offer a range of options that suit diverse needs.

Partnered Financing

We have established partnerships with top educational funding companies to assist prospective pilots in achieving their aviation goals. Through our collaboration with our financing partners, you to obtain scholarships, grants, and instant pre-qualification for loans, which can cover both your educational and living expenses during training—without impacting your credit score.

Scholarships and Grants

Beyond traditional loans, there are numerous scholarships and grants available to aspiring pilots. High Tide Aviation helps you identify and apply for these funds, which can significantly reduce the overall cost of your flight training. Organizations like the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) offer financial aid programs specifically designed for aviation students.

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High Tide Aviation has partnered with Meritize, a top educational funding company in the nation, to support prospective pilots in reaching their aviation aspirations. This partnership enables you to obtain a personalized quote for your flight training at no cost. Reach out to us to discover more about how Meritize can help finance your journey to becoming a pilot.

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Federal Aviation Administration

Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provides an extensive list of aviation-related scholarships available through various organizations nationwide. These opportunities are designed to support individuals pursuing careers in aviation, covering a wide array of specialties from piloting and aircraft dispatch to aerospace engineering. Scholarships are offered by groups such as the AeroClub of New England, Airline Dispatchers Federation, and Women in Aviation International, among others. Each organization provides unique funding options that can help mitigate the costs of aviation training and education.

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Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

High Tide Aviation collaborates with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) to provide flexible financing options for flight training through AOPA's Flight Training Finance program. This program offers quick, easy, and affordable loans tailored for aspiring pilots at High Tide. With the ability to finance both training and associated costs, this partnership ensures that students can access the necessary resources to become proficient pilots without the financial strain. Students interested in utilizing AOPA’s financing options can start their application directly through the AOPA website, enabling them to focus fully on their training at High Tide Aviation.

AOPA’s Financing Offer
Experimental Aircraft Association

Experimental Aircraft Association

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) offers scholarships aimed at aspiring pilots and those seeking additional ratings, distributing over $1 million annually. These scholarships, supported by donations from aviation enthusiasts and EAA members, help reduce financial barriers to flight training. Each award is designed to assist recipients in actively pursuing their aviation goals, with typical scholarships providing a minimum of $5,000.

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