Become an Airline Pilot
Join the Zero Time to Airline Program

Launch Your Airline Pilot Career With
Zero Time to Airline®

Get to the airlines faster with the Zero Time to Airline program.

At Thrust Flight you’ll move quickly through the program while getting the depth of knowledge and expertise you need to excel as a professional pilot.

Get to the Airlines Faster

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 bit 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.

Learn More about ZTA

Watch this video to dive deep into the Zero Time to Airline program with this comprehensive video from our senior admissions advisor.

Airline Partnerships

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Fleet of Brand New Aircraft

We’re committed to providing the best possible learning experience for our students, starting with our state-of-the-art aircraft. Our fleet features advanced training aircraft equipped with G1000 avionics, air conditioning, and autopilot – a rare investment among flight schools.

We believe in training with the latest technology so our students are fully prepared for future careers as professional pilots.

If you train at our Addison, TX location you’ll be flying in 2022 and newer Piper Archer TX aircraft. If you attend our Denison, TX location you’ll train in 2019 and newer Cessna 172 aircraft.

When you reach your multi-engine training you’ll be able to train in one of our brand new Piper Seminole aircraft.

Piper Archer at Thrust Flight in Addison, TX
Instructor going over the preflight checklist

Our Culture & Student Life

What makes Thrust Flight unique is a flight training environment that’s different from most flight schools out there. 

From day one you’ll be welcomed into our tight-knit community, where fellow students and experienced instructors work together to help each other grow and succeed.

At Thrust Flight you’ll forge lifelong friendships and professional connections while pursuing your passion for aviation.

Multiple Entry Points

Whether you have zero experience or already hold a certificate or rating, the Zero Time to Airline program will help you accomplish your goal of becoming a professional pilot.

Program Pricing*

*All Zero Time to Airline programs require an additional $10,000 refundable overage allowance. This amount is refunded at the conclusion of the program minus any accrued overages. Ask for a copy of our catalog for additional clarification.

All Prices Include

  • Sheppard Air.
  • 25 hours of multi-engine time.
  • All first-attempt written exam fees.
  • All first-attempt checkride/examiner fees.
  • All pilot study materials and supplies including books, flight bag, and program shirts.

Speak with an Admissions Advisor

Ready to begin your professional pilot journey? Click the button below to get in touch with one of our friendly admissions advisors who will walk you through every step you need to take to launch your new career.

Piper Seminole pickup at the Piper Factory
One of our brand new 2023 Piper Seminole aircraft.

Zero Time to Airline Start Dates

We start one Zero Time to Airline class each month. Our group-based approach gives you an immediate support group to train and study with as you go through your program.

Class Dates

Addison Location

January 18, 2024
February 15, 2024
March 14, 2024
April 18, 2024
May 16, 2024
June 20, 2024

July 18, 2024
August 15, 2024
September 19, 2024
October 17, 2024
November 14, 2024
December 12, 2024

Denison Location

January 19, 2024
February 16, 2024
March 15, 2024
April 19, 2024
May 17, 2024
June 21, 2024

July 19, 2024
August 16, 2024
September 20, 2024
October 18, 2024
November 15, 2024
December 13, 2024

Flight instructor teaching group of Zero Time to Airline students

Financing with Sallie Mae

Don’t let your dream of becoming a professional pilot be hindered by financial concerns. We’ve partnered with multiple financing partners, including Sallie Mae, to offer flexible financing options. With our financing partners, you can cover the cost of the entire program, housing, and a living stipend if necessary.

Our dedicated team will work closely with you to secure the necessary funding, ensuring you can focus on your training without added stress.

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 (this means we must be able to schedule you 7 days a week and at any time from 5 am to 9 pm)
  • Pass an entry interview.
  • Hold a 1st class FAA medical certificate).
  • Be 18 years of age or older when your class starts.
  • Be a US citizen or non-US citizen with TSA approval.
  • Complete and pass an aptitude test and personality test.
  • Have approved financing in place prior to the start of the program.
  • Students will need a WiFi + Cellular iPad with at least 256GB and at least an iPad Air 5th generation or iPad mini 6th generation. You don’t need a cellular plan with the iPad, just one that has the functionality.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ready to Become an Airline Pilot?

Get started with our Zero Time to Airline program today.

Give us a call or fill out the form below to begin your new career.