Launch Your Airline Pilot Career With

Zero Time to Airline®

Don’t give up on your dream of becoming an airline pilot. Get there faster with the Zero Time to Airline program.

Our ZTA program is designed to 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 every airline is lining up to hire you.

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 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.

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Aviation Industry Status

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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.

High Quality Instructors

Our Zero Time to Airline program also includes knowledgeable instructors who are here to help you succeed. Many of them are even former ZTA students that completed the program. 

Our instructors are given robust 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.

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Our Culture & Student Life

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 cooperation and helpfulness we have created. 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.

Every student is welcome here. We know one another’s names, celebrate each other’s successes, and help and encourage each other throughout training.

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
  • Accountants
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Zero Time to Airline Start Dates

2023 Class Dates

January 19, 2023
February 16, 2023
March 16, 2023
April 13, 2023
May 18, 2023
June 15, 2023

July 13, 2023
August 17, 2023
September 14, 2023
October 19, 2023
November 16, 2023
December 14, 2023

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 $99,000. If you already have your private pilot certificate you can begin the ZTA program at the Instrument Rating for $82,000.

Price Includes

  • Private Pilot certificate, instrument rating, commercial single and multi-engine certificates, and your CFI and CFII.
  • 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, headset, flight backpack, and program shirts.

Financing with Sallie Mae

Many of our students have used Sallie Mae to finance their flight training. With this incredible option, you’re able to start your training immediately. Visit our Sallie Mae page to discover how to apply. 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.

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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.

Student Events

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.

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Multiple Locations

Come train with us at one of our two locations in North Texas, our flagship flight training center at Addison Airport, and our campus in Denison Texas at GYI.

Regardless of where you attend our Zero Time to Airline program, you’ll have the opportunity to attend seminars, student events, and airline recruiting sessions. Come check us out at either location to see for yourself.

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!”

James Watson

Connor Thomas

“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”

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Kelsey Howe

“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!”

Kelsey Howe

Kent Little

“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.”

Kent Little

Join the Envoy Cadet Program

The Envoy Cadet Program is a fantastic option for Zero Time to Airline students who want to end up at American Airlines. As one of Envoy’s partner flight schools, you can earn bonuses and enjoy Envoy employee benefits all while building time as a flight instructor.

Find out if the Envoy Cadet Program is right for you.

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)
  • 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 and personality test
  • 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
  • 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.

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