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Program Overview

Thanks for reaching out to us about flight training. Below you’ll find general information on our aircraft rates and other programs offered. After reviewing this information please click here to send us a text if you’re on your phone or give us a call at 972-735-9099. You can also reply to the email we sent you with your questions.

We can’t wait for you to fly with us!

Enrollment Update

Please note, due to the ongoing pilot shortage we are only accepting enrollment in our full time Zero Time to Airline professional pilot program. If you’re interested in that program you can learn more here. The information below is for informational purposes only.
Thrust Flight Piper Archer


We offer both accelerated and paced training across all of our flight training programs. Whether you’re looking to get your sport pilot certificate or need to do some time building as you work towards your commercial certificate our team can get you there.

If you’re interested in a degree through Liberty or Purdue your timeline will depend on your course curriculum with them.

Paying for your Flight Training

How to Get a Discounted Rate

In order to get a discounted rate, private pilot students must initially purchase a flight savings package. This is a $6,800 payment made at the start of your training. All of this money is put on account and you’ll bill against it as you go through each ground and flight lesson.

Once you’ve used that money on your account you’ll make a $3,000 payment and again, all of that money will go on your account. You’ll continue this process until you complete your private pilot certificate.

Aircraft Rates*

Cessna 172

Cessna 172 RG

$250/hr Standard

$240/hr Discount Rate

Piper Archer

Piper Archer TX

$250/hr Standard

$240/hr Discount Rate

Degree Programs

We work with both Purdue University Global and Liberty University. With both of these programs, you’ll do your coursework through the university, and then your flying with us. Both Purdue Global and Liberty provide fantastic programs that can help you earn the degree that’s important to you while also becoming a pilot ready to head to the airlines.

If you’re not sure if you should go the university route or focus completely on flight training watch the video below.

New Student Checklist

The checklist below is intended as a guide so you know what to expect in order to start your private pilot training.

Before working on any of these items please speak with a member of our team so we can address any questions and guide you through the process.

Deposit Details

Before our admissions team begins collecting any documents we’ll need to collect a $200 deposit. This is a non-refundable deposit, however, all of it will be applied to your training once you complete your enrollment. When you’re ready to pay the deposit simply let our team know.

1. Medical Certificate

We suggest getting the medical certificate BEFORE flight training in the event something is discovered that would preclude you from flight training.

You can get a first, second, or third-class medical certificate. If you’re considering a career as a pilot, you’ll want to get first-class medical.

If you had a medical in the last 10 years you can instead get the BasicMed. It’s an alternative option that allows a pilot to fly without holding a medical certificate as long as they meet specific requirements.

How to Get a Medical Certificate:

  1. Complete a Medical Application online using FAA MedXPress (don’t fill this out until you speak with us), the FAA’s online pilot medical tracking system. Print out your completed application.
  2. Make an Appointment with an AME (Aviation Medical Examiner). This is a doctor that specializes in pilot examinations. Click here to find an AME near you. If you’re in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we suggest:

Dr. Stephan Kramer – 972-731-9555

Note: If you have any concerns or questions regarding passing a medical please discuss them with us BEFORE you schedule your medical appointment.

2. Document Signatures

These are documents you’ll sign during the onboarding process.

3. ID & TSA Verification

We’ll need a copy of your government ID along with your birth certificate or your passport. These documents are used for TSA verification. If you’re a permanent resident please see the TSA Approval section below.

4. Aircraft Rental Insurance

Non-owned aircraft rental insurance is required for every student whether they’re flying solo or with an instructor. “Non-owned” Rental insurance may be obtained through Avemco Insurance Company by visiting their website or by calling 1-888-241-7891. Be sure to use the promotional code. “TF16”.

Insurance CoverageAmount
Standard Bodily Injury$25,000
Property Damage$250,000
Non-Owned Aircraft Physical Damage/Liability$30,000

*Non-Owned Aircraft Insurance can be either Single-Engine or Multi-Engine. Which insurance you get will depend on what type of training you’re doing with us.

5. Pilot Certificate or Student Pilot Certificate

We’ll need a copy of your current pilot certificate.

If you don’t already have a pilot certificate you’ll need to apply for a student pilot certificate. This is your first pilot certificate

To start the application you’ll go to the “IACRA” (or Integrated Airman Certification and Rating Application) website. IACRA is the FAA database that manages ratings for pilots, instructors, and mechanics.

You’ll have to create an IACRA account and apply for a Student Pilot Certificate. Then on the first day of your training, you’ll finish the application with your instructor. A temporary certificate (which may be used for flight training) will be emailed to you in roughly a week and the hard copy will be mailed to you in roughly a month.

Student Pilot Certificate
Example Student Pilot Certificate

What to Do Next

If you have additional questions or you’re ready to get started simply click here to send us a text if you’re on your phone or give us a call at 972-735-9099.


If you need housing while you attend any of our programs we’ve partnered with several local hotels to offer discounted rates. We also offer housing with other students in a shared apartment, however, availability varies. Click the link below to view more information on housing options.