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25 Oct 2013

Flight School


Our Tulsa flight school is uniquely designed for optimum utilization of flight hours toward the completion of the pilot program. You can become “airline ready” in just 33 months!


  1. Obtain your required certifications during our 12 month diploma program
  2. Work as a Certified Flight Instructor while completing your bachelor’s degree
  3. Complete the necessary flight hours to obtain your ATP – Spartan graduates are certified to obtain their ATP with reduced flight hour minimums.*

*Typical graduates of our bachelor’s program who work as Flight Instructors during that program have obtained at least 1200 flight hours.

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Certificates and ratings that can be obtained in our 12 month diploma program are:

  • Private Pilot Certificate
  • Instrument Rating
  • Multi-Engine Rating
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • Certified Flight Instructor Certificate

Spartan’s flight training program and instruction are comprehensive, giving you the opportunity to learn every topic and skill necessary to be a safe and qualified pilot. The instructor’s goal in our pilot training school curriculum is that the education covers all material that is required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Spartan offers FAA part 61 and 141 training allowing students to choose the certificates and ratings to meet their needs.

Pilot School Facilities

Spartan’s aviation training school is located on a tower-controlled airport with dual runways. As one of the most comprehensive aviation schools in the Midwest, we maintain a fleet of approximately 40 aircraft, including Cessna 152’s, 172’s and Piper Arrows, for advanced complex pilot training. Piper Seminoles are used for multi-engine pilot training and a full-motion Redbird Simulator and Frasca flight training simulators are used in training as well.

Envoy Airlines has partnered with Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology to develop a career path from student to Regional Airline Pilot. This program gives the pilot a secured position at American Eagle Airlines while building time towards the ATP minimum flight experience requirements. Not only does the program provide this streamlined career path, but pilots are guaranteed an interview with American Airlines once completing requirements at Envoy.

NIFA Competition

Spartan is a proud participant in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association competitions at the regional and national level. Students in our flight training school are able to compete at various levels based on individual experience. Spartan’s NIFA trophy case is full of previous awards and trophies earned by the Spartan NIFA team.spartan flying pilottraining 800x532

The National Intercollegiate Flying Association  was formed for the purposes of developing and advancing aviation education; to promote, encourage and foster safety in aviation; to promote and foster communications and cooperation between aviation students, educators, educational institutions and the aviation industry; and to provide an arena for collegiate aviation competition.

Contact us today to begin your career as a professional pilot!

Financial aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

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