Launch Your Airline Pilot Career With
Zero Time to Airline®
Dreaming of becoming an airline pilot? Get there in no time with the Zero Time to Airline program.
Our ZTA program is designed to effectively take you through every rating you need to start working as a flight instructor and start building time to get to the airlines.
At Thrust Flight you can move quickly through the program while also getting the depth of knowledge and skill you need to excel as a pilot. We strive to create the best pilots possible so that every airline is lining up to hire you.
Whether you’re just gathering info or are ready to get started today, just complete this quick form and a member of our team will be happy to answer every question you have.
Get to the Airlines
With the current events around the world, the perfect storm is brewing for the largest pilot shortage ever. Never before has there been a better opportunity to begin flight training. But to someone who is new to the world of aviation, it can all be a little overwhelming.
Our Zero Time to Airline program takes care of everything. Its entire purpose is to turn you into a capable, confident pilot every airline wants to hire.
What makes Thrust Flight unique is we’ve created a flight training environment that’s different from most schools out there.
Again and again, our students and instructors share that they love the environment of learning and support we have.
Every student is welcome here. We know one another’s names, celebrate each other’s successes, and help and encourage each other throughout training.
You’ll love training in the ZTA program. You’re surrounded by other students who are all trying to achieve the same goal as you, a job at the airlines.
But we don’t embrace a competitive spirit here. Instead, we strive to create an environment of cooperation and helpfulness. Walk up to any of our instructors and they’ll gladly help you, assuming they aren’t in the middle of a lesson with someone else of course.
If you live in our housing you’ll have roommates who are at different ratings so they’ve been where you are and can help you as you prepare for your written exams and checkrides.
High Quality Instructors
Our Zero Time to Airline program also includes helpful instructors who are here to help you succeed. Many of them are even former ZTA students that completed the program.
Our instructors are given standardized training to ensure they’re teaching you the best information.
One thing our students love is how helpful all of our instructors are. Trying to understand a new concept? Ask just about anyone in a black Thrust Flight shirt and they’ll be able to help you out.
Spend some time at Thrust Flight and you’ll quickly realize how many events are constantly popping up. Every month we host a ZTA luncheon where we celebrate every checkride our Zero Time to Airline students have passed in the previous month.
We also host recruiting events with multiple airlines, community events to introduce community members to general aviation, and unique training opportunities to help you expand your skills.
Hear Directly From Our Students
Who Joins Zero Time to Airline
- People who have always dreamed of being pilots
- 18 year old students ready to start their career
- Rampers, fuelers, & other airport workers
- Former airplane & vehicle mechanics
- Air Force, Navy & Army veterans
- Medical first responders
- Mortgage lenders
- Flight attendants
- Office workers
Pricing and Financing
The total price of this program varies based on your previous experience but for someone starting with no experience, the price starts at $88,995. This includes your Private Pilot certificate, instrument rating, commercial single and multi-engine certificates, and your CFI and CFII.
Financing is available and used by many of our students. Visit our Sallie Mae page to learn more. We have different programs with our lending partners that may be a good fit for you.
In addition to the total program cost, students are able to finance housing, training supplies, and even a living stipend. For full details talk with our admissions team.
How We Compare
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Aviation Industry Status
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there will be 14,500 openings for airline and commercial pilot jobs every year from now through 2030. While the aviation industry does periodically go through periods of contraction, overall, it has consistently grown over the past 30 years.
Demand for pilots is expected to continue to outpace supply for many years. In 2020 many pilots retired but with demand for flights rebounding significantly, the airlines are back to hiring new pilots as fast as they can.
With that, pilot salaries are at all-time highs and most airlines have started offering significant signing bonuses and other incentives in order to attract more pilots. Envoy (a part of American Airlines Group) recently announced a $150,000 bonus package for pilots that will pay out over the pilot’s first 7 years.
Is the Zero Time to Airline program for you? If you’re ready to start training, click the button below to begin the application process.
Hear From Our Students
“I am a student at Thrust flight, currently working on my IRA after getting my PPL last summer. Bryan Miles has been absolutely fantastic in helping to schedule flights and work on finding the best ways for me to earn my ratings. I have recently completed a 3-day ground school class in preparation for my IRA written test, and can say that without Jared Fleischer, I would not be ready for my test. He was absolutely outstanding, leading an effective and informative course over the required material. Thank you for your hard work Jared, best 3-day written ground ever!”
“Update: Passed my written this morning. I do not think I would have been able to do it without the amazing Jared Fleischer! I do not know what I would have done without his teaching, he really ties all of these difficult concepts together in a way that is simple to understand and easy to retain. Hopefully you will get to take the course with him soon!”
“I started the ZTA program at Thrust Flight in May 2021. I have loved every minute of it! The planes are awesome, the instructors and staff are so welcoming and supportive, and the place itself has such a great atmosphere! Bryan Miles will do anything and everything for the students there and is always available, no matter the time of day!”
“The Chief Instructors as well as the other instructors really care about getting you through as fast, and more importantly as safe as possible. This is the best flight school in North Texas, if not the entire state of Texas. I highly recommend going through Thrust Flight for any level of flight training. 11/10”
“Never have I felt so welcome before! The community is very supportive and I never feel discouraged from asking anyone for help. The program is very well put together and sets its students up for success! Bryan is amazing and always available/willing to help you with anything!”
“I recently completed my private training with Thrust and am now enrolled as a ZTA student and am loving it. I have had nothing but great and knowledgeable instructors (Gabe and Caroline) with each phase so far.”
“I just went through the weekend ground school taught by Jared for the instrument written exam which was incredibly helpful in preparing for the test. Bryan is always super helpful and quick to respond if anything is needed. I really appreciate everyone I have worked with so far at Thrust.”
What are the Requirements to Join?
In order to train the best pilots our partnered airlines will hire, we have high standards of entry for the Zero Time to Airline program.
- Must be able to train full time (8 hours per day – no outside work or school permitted)
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Hold a 1st class FAA medical certificate (if you don’t know what that is, we’ll help you)
- Pass an entry interview
- Complete and pass an aptitude test
- Complete an assessment flight in one of our simulators
- Have approved financing in place prior to the start of the program (we’ll help you with this too)
- US citizen or non US citizen with TSA approval