October 10, 2012
Remembering J. Paul Getty

J. Paul Getty took ownership of Spartan in the 1930′s and inspected the Spartan Factory and School for the first time on December 7, 1939. Peek writes, “(Getty) was greatly impressed by ‘captain’ Max Balfour. He was running a . . . school training hundreds of army cadets, and appeared to be the kind of […]

October 9, 2012
FedEx Express Donates 727 to Spartan!

August 21, 2012 – A Boeing 727-200F aircraft from FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp.     (NYSE: FDX) was donated at the North Campus at Tulsa International Airport. College and  Community leaders gathered to celebrate this generous donation to Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology.  A tour of the aircraft followed its arrival. “As we retire […]

October 3, 2012
Spartan’s Aircraft Manufacturing History

Not only has Spartan contributed to the evolution of the aviation industry by training highly skilled pilots and aircraft technicians. Spartan has also had a history in manufacturing quality aircraft. The aviation school is the only college in the nation to have also been involved in the manufacturing as well as development of new airplanes. 1927 […]

September 26, 2012
Spartan’s Historical Timeline

Spartan College has a rich history.The below outlines some of our aviation college’s more historic events. 1928 – Spartan School of Aeronautics was founded September 27, 1928, by W.G. Skelly, President of Skelly Oil Company. He established Spartan Aircraft Company and formed the corporation that built Tulsa Municipal Airport (now called Tulsa International Airport). 1942 – Spartan was […]

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