Texas Aviation Academy
Going to college has become a standard part of entering the job market in any industry, and aviation is no exception. Nowadays, it is quite advantageous to have a four-year degree when applying to major airlines after earning your Air Transport Pilot, or ATP. US Aviation Academy has kept up with this trend by partnering with Tarrant County College, also known as TCC, and Liberty University as a Flight Training Affiliate. Jointly, TCC and US Aviation offer fixed-wing and rotor-wing training, day or night, at the largest aviation education facility in Texas. The program can be completed in two years, after which students will have their license, ratings and associate of applied science degree, or AAS. Liberty University offers the flexibility of online academics along with a four year bachelor’s degree. In combinations with Liberty University academics, US Aviation will provide Part 141 flight training at the Denton campus.
Students will be responsible for paying TCC’s tuition, flight costs, books and equipment. TCC’s 2013 tuition rate is $59 per semester hour for Tarrant County residents, $106 per hour for other Texas residents and $255 per hour for students located outside of Texas. Compared to a private college, such as the University of North Dakota, which also offers a pilot program and charges $312 per semester hour for North Dakota residents, these are some of the most affordable rates available today. Books and equipment are estimated to cost $2, 000. Flight training costs vary depending on fuel and other costs, so a current quote will be needed to get an up-to-date rate.
This may be starting to sound a bit out of reach in a financial sense, but another benefit of partnering with TCC is the fact that the institution offers greater financing options to its students when compared to other flight schools. There is a number of aviation-specific available, governmental, such as the FAFSA, and . In addition to these aids, TCC also accepts veterans’ and military benefits—like a GI bill. TCC has provided a useful information for veterans’ benefits that you can view .
Liberty University is also able to use financial aid and offer discounts for veterans. is easily accessible online as well as by phone. There are also dedicated staff for helping .
The Pilot Program
The exact course requirements for the pilot program can be found on and website. Students must complete courses in five fundamental academic areas: composition, speech, behavioral science, mathematics and humanities. Despite these core requirements, students’ courses focus primarily on aviation and may range from Aviation Meteorology to Turbine Aircraft Systems.
The flight training is completed in Cessna, Piper and Schweizer aircraft under a part 141 flight program with self-examining authority. This means the hours required to earn a pilot license are reduced, thus no time is wasted waiting for outside examiners that can prove to be both time consuming and expensive.
Further, graduates who have their CFI are guaranteed an interview with US Aviation for a flight instructor position, allowing for a seamless career progression.
Helicopter Flight Training Program
TCC is proud to offer a Helicopter Flight Training Program tailored to those who would like to enter the rotor aviation arena. In addition to completing courses that predominantly focus on helicopter training and aviation, students enrolled in TCC’s Helicopter Flight Training Program must complete courses in five additional scholastic areas, including: speech, behavioral science, math, composition and humanities. TCC lists its particular helicopter program requirements and details on its . Please feel free to reach out to the contacts below to learn more.
TCC – Joan Murali
- Liberty Flight Training Affiliate Program: (434) 582-7727