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.