From supporting the new student pilots to helping seasoned pilots acquire new aircraft, Third Coast Aviation (‘TCA‘) is a solution provider for the Houston aviation community.  With our seasoned Certified Flight Instructors, we provide Part 61 flight training at our facilities on the Texas Gulf Coast region.  Our team also provides aircraft acquisition and aircraft sales services at our headquarters facility at Ellington Field.

Pilots Flight Training

ELITE Systems PI-1000 professional 5 screen AATD
ELITE Systems PI-1000 professional 5 screen AATD

Looking for a new aviation career (read our FAQ on aviation careers and our president’s ruminations on aviation), a new hobby, or the fulfillment of a lifetime aviation passion?  Our senior seasoned Certified Flight Instructors (‘CFI‘) provide a wonderful way to enter the world of aviation as a new student pilot, or continue your journey as a pilot adding to his skills and making yourself a well rounded aviator.  Our student can work on their:

  • Private Pilots License
  • Commercial Pilots License
  • Certified Flight Instructor License
  • Airline Transport Pilot License

Or work on adding a rating to your already existing license:

  • Instrument Rating
  • Complex Rating
  • Multi-Engine Rating
  • Complex Endorsement
  • High Performance Endorsement

See our Discovery Flight page for information on your first flight.  See our Flight Training with TCA Professionals page for license requirements, agreements, financing options, brochures, and TCA Certified Flight Instructors.

Also see our TCA flight line page which includes our Advanced Aviation Training Device.

TCA Group Ground School Workshops

TCA also provides Group Ground School Workshops taught by our Certified Master Ground School Instructor that consists of a comprehensive survey of items necessary to pass the FAA’s Private Pilot Knowledge Test and oral portion of the check ride.

Items covered will include pilot certification requirements as specified in FAR Part 61, general operating rules (FAR Part 91), as well as Aeronautical Decision Making (‘ADM‘), aerodynamics of flight, principles of operation of aircraft systems and instruments, weather and aviation weather products, aircraft performance, airspace, flight planning and navigation using both charts and radio aids to navigation.

See the TCA Group Ground School Workshop page for syllabus, scheduling information, and brochure.

BSA Aviation Merit Badge Workshops

aviation merit badge
BSA Aviation Merit Badge

TCA schedules Boy Scouts of America (‘BSA‘) Aviation Merit Badge workshops to further aviation knowledge.  Not only will your Boy Scout receive most of the requirements in order for them to achieve their Aviation Merit Badge, but they will also be in a facility right next to the Lone Star Flight Museum that will most definitely allow them to complete their badge requirements.

See our BSA Aviation Merit Badge Workshop page for further agenda information and registration form.

Miscellaneous Pilots Information

We at Third Coast Aviation are aviators as well, and as such, we try to provide a resource for pilots to get licensed and stay current.  Here are some resources that we provide:

About Third Coast Aviation

Founded in January 2017, Third Coast Aviation (‘TCA‘) is a Texas Gulf Coast aviation company providing Part 61 flight trainingaircraft acquisition, sales, and management services.  Our seasoned Certified Flight Instructors (CFI, CFII, and MEI) deliver flight training from Discovery Flights to Private Pilot License (PPL), Commercial Pilots License (CPL), CFI and beyond. Our admissions professionals help individuals transition into professional careers through our partnerships with regional air carriers such as GoJet Airlines Inc.; our business-to-business (‘B2B’) clientele provide explosive growth opportunity and longevity for our staff of Certified Flight Instructors (‘CFI’), maintenance professionals, and an exhilarating place for our students to learn!


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