flight training

Flight Training with TCA professionals

Flight training offered by experienced Third Coast Aviation (‘TCA‘) professionals at historic Ellington Field (KEFD) – a winning combination!  We’re excited for you to join the ranks of our student pilots training with us!

Before your first flight training class…


So now that you’ve decided to join our group of students working towards their private pilots’ license or further ratings or licenses, there are a few items that you will need to bring with you to your first flight after your Discovery Flight:

* Required prior to your solo flight. TCA helps you through the application process, which takes up to 30 minutes to complete.  Once your application is in with the FAA, your CFI sponsors your student certificate prior to its issuance, which can take up to 3 weeks for delivery.

** TCA can refer you to an Aviation Medical Examiner to secure this or you can locate one yourself from the FAA website.  AOPA provides more information on their website as well.

*** Required prior to your solo flight.  TCA recommends AVEMCO for its students’ insurance needs, with a $10,000 aircraft damage liability.  For further information, please see our aviation insurance information page.

Our flight line

We meticulously maintain our flight line and continually add aircraft to ensure that our students enjoy their flight training.  To that end, we have a number of different flying experiences as well as an Advanced Aviation Training Device (‘AATD‘) that allows you to fly even when weather conditions preclude you from being in one of our aircraft.

See our TCA flight line page and AATD page for further information…

Financing your lessons

Since we are a Part 61 flight school, we have the flexibility for you to “pay as you go“, customizing your flight training to match your finances – paying by cash, check, or credit card. For those students who are transitioning to an aviation career, TCA works with Meritize to allow individuals to finance their private pilots’ license (‘PPL‘) all the way to their commercial pilots’ license (‘CPL‘).

See our TCA Flight Training Financing page for further information and brochure…

See our FAQ’s on “How much will it cost?” for detailed costs information, on foreign pilots, light sport aircraft, and for a fixed wing add on for rotorcraft pilots

Register for your flight training today…

This is really fun, and we would love for you to join us training with Third Coast Aviation!  See some of our student pilots’ training videos as well as our aircraft flight line.  Register and start flying today by calling us at (979) 473-9822 or e-mail info@ThirdCoastAviation.com

See our article on “What’s the big deal about a student pilot’s first solo flight” to join in the excitement…

See about registering for our TCA group ground school workshops as well as our BSA Aviation Merit Badge workshops…

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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