Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Spartan: Giving The FAA What It Wants
Facing tougher requirements, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology launches new programs
Bowling adds that this is a flexible option for students. "They can take their general education classes on-campus or online." Also a Part 141 curriculum, this program awards graduates all ratings through the multi-engine and CFII. Bowling explains that instrutors who have built flight hours will secure positions from regional first officers to corporate pilots. "Our emphasis is placement first," he says. "Although never a guarantee, we don't create a program unless we know we can place the graduate in a paying job that utilizes these skills."
Spartan also offers other degree and non-degree programs, including an aviation management program, as well as online associate and bachelor's degree courses with flexible completion. The school is also a participant in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association competitions at the regional and national level. Flight training students can 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.
A Redbird full-motion simulator complements Spartan's 40-aircraft training fleet.
As training for professional pilots continues to change, and as the signs of a real pilot shortage become increasingly evident, training academies like Spartan will play a larger role in keeping our airlines supplied with pilots and technicians. In Spartan's case, the low cost of living in Tulsa, extensive training facilities on three campuses and 85 years of experience in aviation all combine to make the school an excellent destination for those seeking a serious aviation career. Contact www.spartan.edu or call (877) 628-2240.
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