November 3, 2015
Spartan College offers first FAA approved aviation maintenance program for transitioning military

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology officials announced Friday the launch of a new aviation maintenance program designed to allow members of the U.S. armed forces to get a head start on a civilian career before exiting the military. The program is the first of its kind to be approved by the Federal Aviation Administration […]

October 29, 2015
Alumni Snapshot: Spartan Grad Loving His Career in Avionics

I started my training with Spartan College a little later than many others. I was already working in the field on P25 encrypted radio systems. When the company made cutbacks I evaluated what I wanted to do next. The decision to go to Spartan fit in with my interests and represented a good career progression […]

May 12, 2015
Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology ranked ninth in nation of two-year colleges for occupational earnings power

(TULSA, Okla.) – Today, officials announced Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology is ranked in the top ten of two-year or less colleges with the highest value added with respect to occupational earnings power.  This ranking comes from the Brookings Institution, a private non-profit organization which provides top-quality research that provides practical recommendations for policymakers […]

February 23, 2015
Oklahoma College Teaches Course On ‘Latest Aviation Trend’

TULSA, Oklahoma – Drones are the latest trend in aviation and can be used for all kinds of things. From the agriculture industry, to movies to weather chasers, they are becoming more prominent in the aeronautics industry and a Tulsa College is set to offer a new course to meet the demand. Starting in April, […]

January 6, 2015
Spartan Sponsored 4-H Robotics Team Wins First Place

The OKC Homeschool 4-H Robotics Team took 1st place at their regional championship in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, December 5th-6th. BEST Robotics is an organization dedicated to “Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology” by designing robotics competitions for teams to compete in. The OKC Homeschool 4-H Robotics Team is made up of 6th-12th grade homeschool, public and […]

July 22, 2014
What was up with Patty Wagstaff’s Extra 300S at Spartan College?

Bottom line, aviators helping aviators. Patty’s Extra was in need of an engine overhaul and one of the best engine overhaul companies in the nation is Barret Precision Engines in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In order to repair the engine in time for Oshkosh, Patty needed hangar space in Tulsa. Spartan College was proud to assist and […]

January 31, 2014
13 Random Aviation Facts

For those who love aviation, flying is a passion and a life pursuit. It can also be completely baffling and amazing. Here are thirteen random facts about flight and flying that are guaranteed to make you think differently about your next trip in the sky. Fun Facts about 747s: You could probably fill a small book […]

December 27, 2013
Spartan College Alumni Testimonial: William Day

In the spring of 1965 I was an Air Force navigator preparing to leave active duty just as the major airlines were beginning to hire civilian pilots with low flight time.  I was aware that these rare windows of opportunity were of short duration and for me time was imperative.   In my five years of […]

September 2, 2013
Spartan College Announces 5-Year Partnership With USAF

As reported in the Tulsa World on August 28th, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology has signed a $12 million, five-year contract to provide training to the United States Air Force. The program, similar to one Spartan participated in during the Iraq war, will prepare about 30 USAF personnel annually to work in Afghanistan as Air Force […]

August 9, 2013
Common Aviation Terms

Entering the world of aviation is like entering another country. It has its own people, its own customs—and its own language. This article provides a sample of some of aviation’s most common terms, with definitions. ATP (Airline Transport Pilot): The pilot certificate requiring the highest level of experience and skill, required for captains working for major […]

November 14, 2012
Women’s National Aeronautics Association Trains at Spartan

The Spartan News, published during the War years, documented the contributions of women pilots during that time, and the openness with which Spartan accepted them as equal partners in the war effort. Tulsa Women Organize Air Corps Unit Now Training at Spartan “The local branch of the Women’s National Aeronautics Association has recently completed arrangements […]

November 7, 2012
British Cadets Train in Spartan’s Flight School

The British Are Coming! (1941-1945)“Captain Maxwell Balfour, his piercing black eyes scanning the motley crew, gave them their first official greeting in the U.S. ‘Welcome to Tulsa.’, he said, ‘Climb on that bus and we’ll take you to breakfast’. The British had come to Spartan.”“One of five flying cadet schools to be operated in the […]

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