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Aviation Flight

Associate of Applied Science | 17 Months
Next Start Date: 9/7/21
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Training the Next Generation of Pilots

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology provides training to aspiring pilots in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our aviation flight training program and instruction are comprehensive, giving you the opportunity to learn the topics and skills necessary to be a safe and qualified pilot. Training to become a pilot at Spartan College will give you skills and experience necessary to earn multiple Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) part 141 pilot certifications.*

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.

 

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Program Details​

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 FAA certifications and ratings.

 

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.

 

Milestones 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

 

*While no college can guarantee employment, many FAA141 program graduates begin by applying for positions such as a Certified Flight Instructor while building flight hours to become eligible for ATP certification and regional pilot positions.

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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 Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) modules are included in the program.

Private Pilot Certificate

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.

Instrument Rating

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.

Commercial Pilot Certificate

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.

Airplane Multi-Engine

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.

Certified Flight Instructor Certification

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

Certified Flight Instructor Instrument

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

129,000
*New Civil Aviation Pilots
192,000
*New Maintenance Technicians
# of Pilots/Technicians needed to fly and maintain the North America fleet over the next 20 years 
according to the Boeing Pilot Technician Outlook 2020 – 2039.
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OUR EQUIPMENT


 

Piper Archer TX
Piper Seminole
Cessna 172R
PIPER ARCHER TX / MODEL
archer plane 128 KTAs Max Cruise Speed, 522NM Max Range, 1608FT Takeoff Distance, 1400FT Landing Distance

STANDARD FEATURES

  • Garmin G1000 NXi AVIONICS SUITE
  • Single 10.4″ GDU 1050 PFD
  • Single 10.4″ GDU 1050 MFD
  • Garmin Flight Charts
  • Garmin SafeTaxi
  • GMA 1360 Digital Audio Panel
  • GTX 335R Transponder
  • Aspen Standby EFD 1000
Garmin Flight
PIPER SEMINOLE / MODEL
seminole plane 162KTAS Max Cruise Speed, 700NM Max Range, 2200FT Takeoff Distance, 1490FT Landing Distance

STANDARD FEATURES

  • Garmin G1000 NXi AVIONICS SUITE
  • Single 10.4″ GDU 1050 PFD
  • Single 10.4″ GDU 1050 MFD
  • Garmin Flight Charts
  • Garmin SafeTaxi
  • GMA 1360 Digital Audio Panel
  • GTX 335R Transponder
  • Aspen Standby EFD 1000
Garmin Flight
CESSNA 172R / MODEL
Cessna plane 730 FPM Rate of Climb, 518 NM Max Range, 960FT Takeoff Distance, 575FT Landing Distance

STANDARD FEATURES

  • KX 155A Bendix/King Nav/Com w/ GS
  • KT 76C Transponder
  • Full Injector, PAC RSA-5AD1
  • 75 Inch McCauley Propeller
  • King GPS-VFR, KLN-89

WHAT DOES OUR FLIGHT SCHOOL HAVE TO OFFER?

17-month program earning an Associate Degree

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Adding New Aircraft to our Fleet with Advanced Avionics Systems

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In-Flight training begins in your first few weeks

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Apply to be a certified flight instructor upon graduation to build flight hours

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CFI to student ratio that allows you up to 4 lessons per week

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Attending an FAA Part 141 program allows you to earn pilot certifications with less flying hours

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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 just over 40 aircraft, including Cessna 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.

Sample Classes

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
AVE 1252 – Instrument Module 5
AVE 2152 – Commercial Module 5
AVE 1122 – Private Module 2

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.
AVE 1252 – Instrument Module 5

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.
AVE 2152 – Commercial Module 5

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.

FAQ's


 

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

How long is the flight program at Spartan College?

The Associate of Applied Science Aviation Flight program at Spartan College in Tulsa, Oklahoma is approximately 17 months in length.

How old do I have to be to enroll in a flight program?

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.

What type of learning program is Spartan using?

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.

What type of training devices will be used in the flight program?

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 in Tulsa, Ok 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.

What types of airplanes will I fly in flight school?

Spartan College maintains a fleet of over 40 airplanes- Cessna 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.

What does a typical day at flight school look like?

Students attend flight school Monday through Friday (weekends as needed), 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.

Why choose a flight program in Tulsa?

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.

Where do I test for my FAA Certificates?

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.

Who makes sure Spartan College’s aircraft are in a safe, airworthy condition?

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.

Who qualifies for Restricted ATP Certification?

Spartan College is an authorized FAA Part 141 institution which makes graduates eligible 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.

How much does the program cost?

The cost of our Aviation Flight program can be found on the second page of our Catalog Supplement.

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