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Training the Next Generation of Pilots 

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology provides training to pilots in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Spartan College’s 40,000 sq ft Flight Facility is located at the Richard L. Jones Airport (RVS) on the south side of Tulsa. 

Typical graduates of our FAA part 141 approved Aviation Flight program may apply to continue on to take the Bachelor of Science in Technology Management program, as well as apply to work as a Certified Flight Instructor. As a result, once completing the bachelor’s program, our flight graduates may have obtained over 1200 flight hours and would be qualified to obtain their restricted Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate with the FAA. 


Cessna C-152

Cessna C-172

Redbird Simulator

Frasca Truflite 172

Piper Seminole

Associate of Applied Science Aviation Flight (Degree)

17 Months (Airplane Pilot Commercial D.O.T. 196.263-014)

This program is designed to provide the necessary education and entry-level skills that will prepare students for Six (6) FAA certifications. 

The ground school courses equip students with the academic knowledge to safely and efficiently perform flight duties and also prepare them for their required FAA written examinations. Flight training prepares students for their respective FAA flight tests in accordance with the FAA Airmen Certification Standards. 

The general education courses are designed to enhance students’ background and intellectual proficiency. Aviation safety, professionalism, and precision flying are emphasized in all courses.

FAA Certificates and Ratings that may be earned in our program:
  • Private Pilot Airplane Single-Engine
  • Instrument Rating
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate Airplane Single-Engine
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate Airplane Multi-Engine
  • Certified Flight Instructor Certificate
  • Certified Flight Instructor Instrument


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Flight Facility: 123 West Cessna Drive, Tulsa OK 74132

Spartan College’s aviation flight training program is located on a tower-controlled airport with dual runways in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

We maintain a fleet of approximately 45 aircraft, including Cessna 152’s, 172’s, and Piper Archers. Piper Seminoles are used for multi-engine pilot training and two flight simulators plus a full-motion advanced aviation training device are used in training as well.

According to the FAA Aerospace Forecast 2019-39, the number of jets in the U.S. mainline carrier fleet is forecast to grow an average of 51 aircraft a year.

What’s the Difference between Spartan College and other flight schools?
  • 17-month program 
  • Earn an Associate Degree 
  • In-Flight training begins in your first few weeks
  • 4 new planes added to our fleet with G1000 Electronics since December 2019
  • CFI to Student Ratio that allows you up to 4 lessons per week
  • Attending an FAA Part 141 program allows you to earn certain pilot certifications with less flying hours
  • Apply to be a Certified Flight Instructor to build flight hours
  • Spartan College Student Housing Available (Furnished)
  • Being accredited by ACCSC allows spartan college to be eligible for participation in federal student aid programs
  • Access to financial aid, scholarships, and grants for those who qualify
  • Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology, Tulsa, OK is approved to offer GI BillⓇ benefits to those who qualify.

Fun Facts: 
  • At Peak Operational Times, there are 5,000 Aircraft in the Sky
  • Over 2.7 MILLION Passengers fly every day in and out of U.S. airports
  • There are over 19,000 Public and Private Airports in the USA
  • Airplanes move over 44 BILLION pounds of freight per year

Source: FAA.gov
Air Traffic By The Numbers

This program is designed to provide the necessary education and background that may enable students to be prepared both technically and professionally for entry-level aviation positions. 

Real time weather information system is provided in flight operations. Interactive media materials, charts, cutaway models, smart boards, display boards, video and mock-ups support classroom instruction. 

The Aviation Flight program is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and meets the requirements established in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 14, Chapter 1, Subchapter H, Part 141.

AVE 1122 – Private Module 2 | 2 Credit Hours

This course continues developing understanding of the aircraft and aircraft systems including weight and balance, fuel systems, oil systems, electrical systems, propellers, and aircraft engines. Students learn how to obtain weather information needed to conduct a flight safely. Students will learn the Federal Aviation Regulations (CFR Part 61 and 67) that directly relate to pilot certification and medical requirements. Students will be prepared to perform basic maneuvers including slow flight, steep turns, stalls, emergency landings, and takeoffs and landings.

AVE 1252 – Instrument Module 5 | 2 Credit Hours

This course further develops the student’s knowledge of precision instrument approach systems. This course covers all instrument regulations of CFR Part 91 required to operate as an instrument pilot. The information learned in this course will be used to practice planning IFR cross country flights and lead to the ability to conduct an actual instrument cross country flight in an aircraft.

AVE 2152 – Commercial Module 5 | 2 Credit Hours

This course will cover VFR long-distance cross-country flight planning including a comprehensive set of lessons covering weather information, atmospheric compositions, causes for seasonal weather changes, effects of humidity, cloud formations and classifications, stability, air masses, and fronts, and mid-latitude cyclonic activity. Students will learn more about commercial flight maneuvers and in-flight hazards to flight using scenarios.

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Course Work

This program is designed to provide the necessary education and background that will enable students to be prepared both technically and professionally for entry-level aviation positions. Private Pilot Certification, Instrumentation Rating, Commercial, and CFI modules are included in the program.

Pilots usually start with a private pilot certificate, also commonly known as a pilot license, that allows them to carry passengers. These are normally single-engine two to four-seat aircraft.

Once you have your private pilot certificate, you can add an instrument rating. This is necessary for pilots to have in order to fly through weather conditions that require navigation with instruments.

Also known as a commercial pilot license, once certified, pilots can receive payment for their services. Examples of those services are flight instructing, banner towing, single-pilot small cargo flights, and aerial photography. The FAA requires a certain minimum of flying hours, depending on your training facility, to qualify for this exam.

With a general pilot certificate, you can fly a single-engine plane. A multi-engine certification allows you to fly more powerful aircraft. Most pilots-in-training obtain their single-engine private pilot certification/license first.

A CFI certificate enables a pilot to train student pilots at flight schools. To qualify you must already have earned your commercial pilot license.

This is similar to the previously described CFI certificate, with an add-on for training others to use instruments to navigate through weather conditions.

Though not available at Spartan College, the ATP license is what you need to be a captain for a commercial jet. Having your commercial pilot license is a prerequisite for the ATP license. Depending on where your flight training is done, the FAA requires between 1000-1500 flying hours to qualify to take this exam.


Questions? Here’s what you need to know about Spartan College’s hands-on pilot training program:

The Associate of Applied Science Aviation Flight program is approximately 17 months in length.  

Students must be 17 years of age before being issued the Private Pilot Certificate and 18 years of age before being issued the Commercial Pilot Certificate by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Spartan College has changed the way flight training is delivered. Employing a “Flipped Classroom” model, large components of the traditional classroom lecture are enhanced by various media training devices and mentoring outside the classroom. 

Part of Spartan College’s total integration methodology will require the use of an iPad with a specially tailored flight program consisting of lessons, tutorials, and tests. Each lesson is designed to teach a specific subject to a level of proficiency, then test to validate knowledge.

The ground portion of the flight program is taught and monitored by a Senior Flight Instructor who guides students to mastery of subject matter supplemented by videos, websites, and FAA documents. After mastering the ground lesson, students apply their new-found knowledge to the maneuvering or flight portion of the program. Spartan College employs a variety of training devices to compliment actual flight. Cockpit Procedure Trainers (CPT) and Advanced Aviation Training Devices (AATD), such as Frasca and Redbird simulators, help students gain experience with different maneuvers while on the ground, then apply learned concepts in the air.

Spartan College maintains a fleet of over 45 airplanes- Cessna 152, 172, Piper Archer and Piper Seminole twin-engine aircraft for flight training. 

Flying will occur on a schedule that will have you training approximately 3 to 4 times per week. A great deal of the flying depends on the rate of learning a student can achieve. Flying multiple times per week is a proven method of achieving greater retention and proficiency in the flight training course.

Students attend school Monday through Friday, with a predetermined schedule outlining ground and flight training to be accomplished. Each day normally begins with assigned readings, followed by practical ground training, and meetings with a Senior Ground Instructor to determine understanding of the day’s lesson. Once students acquire proficiency of ground material and training devices, they will demonstrate mastery of the lesson through actual flight multiple times per week. Students test weekly to determine their level of proficiency, and to identify any areas that may require additional training.

Tulsa is an excellent city to train to become a pilot. Tulsa’s climate allows for a high number of possible flying days & excellent cross-wind training experience.

Spartan College is a Designated FAA Test Center. All knowledge testing and most FAA check rides may be completed onsite. This includes examining authority for the Private Pilot and Commercial Single-Engine Certifications.

All Spartan College aircraft are maintained under FAA Part 91 and are required to be inspected every 100 hours of flight. Only licensed Airframe and Powerplant mechanics are permitted to maintain and service Spartan College aircraft. 

Spartan College is an authorized FAA Part 141 institution which allows graduates to earn a restricted Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (rATP) with reduced aeronautical experience. Graduates from our Aviation Flight associate program can earn this certification with only 1,250 hours of flight time. Instead of the 1,500 flight hours required of graduates from a non-authorized institution.

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