That approximate price tag includes the income students would make as flight instructors at the Part 141 flight school. The concept is for the students to breeze through all of the flight ratings, from zero to CFI, in about eight months. Once completed, the students start earning money while building time and completing the academic requirements. Markoff said ambitious students could complete the four-year degree and build the 1,000 hours for the R-ATP in about three years. The degree component comes from the International School of Aerospace and Aviation, which is affiliated with the Central Christian College of Kansas. Students enrolling now can begin working on a two-year associate’s degree. In approximately three months, the four-year degree program will be available and students will be able to transition to it, Markoff said.