“I was fortunate enough when I was taking a flight lesson in Nebraska. An airplane landed with a black cat on it’s tail- it was a Spartan plane. And there was a student there who said ‘there is a flight school in Tulsa, Oklahoma that will teach you everything you need to know about flying.’ And it was four months later, I was at the Spartan School of Aeronautics.”
Ever since he was a young boy, Chris Harper wanted to fly. In his words he was “enamored with wanting to fly.” Enrolling at Spartan college in 1988 he “showed up here on a dark night and started class the next morning.” Chris’ career as a pilot has taken him around the world in eight days as a cargo pilot.
Spartan was my introduction to my first degree. It was an enabler that allowed me to pursue my dream of becoming a pilot. Spartan showed me the requirements needed to focus in a classroom environment to gain the knowledge needed for life down the road, and it showed how to complete a task when given any condition and standard.