Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology, East Pine Street, Tulsa, OK, USA

45 aircraft flight school and the oldest private Flight Training Organization in the United States


Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License, Instrument Rating, Multi Engine, Flight Instructor course

International Students


Aircraft fleet number


Aircraft fleet

Cessna 152’s, Cessna 172’s, Piper Archers, and Piper Seminoles


MD-142 Frasca and Redbird simulators


Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Entry Requirements

At least 17 years old, Pass medical exam

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology was established in Tulsa, Oklahoma as Spartan School of Aeronautics by W.G. Skelly, President of Skelly Oil Company, on September 27, 1928. For over nine (9) decades in the aviation industry, Spartan continues to provide excellent pilot training to aspiring pilots from over 62 countries.

The institute has 4 locations across United States, but the flight training is done in Tulsa – the main campus. Other campuses include Broomfield Campus in Denver, Inglewood Campus in Los Angeles, and Riverside Campus in California.

It is an approved Flight Training Organization by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Course offered:

  • Associate of Applied Science Aviation Flight (Degree)

Why join Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology?

Training is done in a fleet of 45 aircraft comprised of Cessna 152’s, Cessna 172’s, Piper Archers, and Piper Seminoles. Also, it is equipped with 1 MD-142 Frasca simulator and 1 Redbird simulator.

Spartan offers only one (1) Program for pilot training with a duration of 17 months. This program is designed to provide the necessary education and entry-level skills that will prepare students for Six (6) FAA certifications, namely: Private Pilot Airplane Single-Engine; Instrument Rating; Commercial Pilot Certificate Airplane Single-Engine; Commercial Pilot Certificate Airplane Multi-Engine; Certified Flight Instructor Certificate; and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument.

Typical graduates of the Spartan 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, 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.

Further, Spartan College is a Designated FAA Test Center which includes examining authority for the Private Pilot and Commercial Single-Engine Certifications.

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