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Professional Pilot Program - Associate of Applied Science and Certificate

Professional Pilot Program - Associate of Applied Science and Certificate

The Professional Pilot Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to prepare the individual for a career as a professional pilot by earning Private, Commercial, and Flight Instructor (CFI and CFII) Certificates along with Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings. The degree is awarded to students upon successful completion of a common core of general education courses and a preset selection of aviation classes closely mapped to the needs and demands of the aviation industry. The curriculum is sequenced with FAA ground and flight classes, so a student is prepared for employment as a Certified Flight Instructor while completing the general education requirements for the degree. The general education requirements provide the foundation for students who want to continue their education to a bachelorís degree.

Lone Star College's priority is to provide each student with a quality education. Students pursuing the program can expect to gain the tools and knowledge to become a successful member of the workforce while enjoying a rewarding career. The Professional Pilot Program at Lone Star College at Conroe Center is on track to be one of the most efficient and cost-effective collegiate flight programs in the country. Students can expect to see all the benefits that Lone Star College has to provide while pursuing a career as a Professional Pilot through LSC-Conroe Center. The program is undergoing VA approval and International Student approval; more information about these will be updated soon.

Associate of Applied Science Professional Pilot Degree

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Professional Pilot Level II Certificate

View Professional Pilot Level II Certificate

Steps to Enroll

Interested Applicants

New Fall-2021 students will participate in an application process to be included in the Professional Pilot program.

Professional Pilot Application Process Documents to View and Download:

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Find our program using the "Apply Now - Texas" link. 2 Year College > Lone Star College System > First Choice School/Program > Energy, Manufacturing, & Construction  > Associate of Applied Science in Professional Pilot.

Due Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2021 Admission Deadlines

  • Deadline application materials, June 23, 2021
  • Admission offer, June 28, 2021
  • Applicant confirmation, July 1, 2021
  • Flight Fee Deposit of $3000 due by July 20, 2021.
  • Professional Pilot New Student Orientation August 16, 2021 at 6:00pm at 10078 Airport Road, Hangar 8, Conroe, TX 77303
  • Classes held August 30-December 3, 2021

Fees and Costs

Fees for flight courses are exempt from the Hazelwood Act. (Texas Administrative Code, Title 40, Part 15, Chapter 461, Subchapter A, Rule 461.30) Visit LSC Tuition & Fees for more information.

Financial aid is available to qualifying applicants. For more information: LSC Financial Aid.

View Estimated Cost of AAS Professional Pilot Degree

Lone Star Professional Pilot Program Information Sessions

These required informative sessions will feature an overview of the Professional Pilot AAS degree and Commercial Pilot certificate programs. Students have the opportunity to ask about the next steps to enrollment. Prospective students are required to attend an information session as a part of the enrollment approval process. Choose your date and RSVP to save your seat. After your reservation has been accepted, please check this website for any updates or changes.

Professional Pilot Program Information Sessions

Professional Pilot Advising Sessions

Prior to scheduling an online advising appointment, applicants to the Professional Pilot program are asked to download and take action on the steps outlined in the Applicant Checklist. Documents from the checklist can be sent to LSC-ProPilot@LoneStar.edu.

After required documents from the checklist are received, you will be sent an invitation to an online advising appointment. You will need access to a computer with speakers, a webcam, and a reliable internet connection. Together we will check your application materials in preparation of the selection committee review. You will receive a summary of the advising appointment along with any actions yet to be taken.

More Information

Flight School Partner Selection 

Lone Star College entered a partnership with U.S. Aviation Group to provide flight training for the Professional Pilot Program. U.S. Aviation Group is an FAA-approved Part 141 flight school with extensive experience providing collegiate flight training programs. Ground and Simulator classes are scheduled at LSC-Conroe Center and are taught by LSC faculty. Flight classes are scheduled at the Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport and are taught by U.S. Aviation Group certified flight instructors.

The Flying Mavericks Student Organization

The Flying Mavericks organization provides students with valuable insight into the aviation industry. Students learn the basics of aviation through short-seminars and mini-ground classes. Not only will student members learn about aviation, but the Redbird Flight simulators will provide real-time flight training. Occasional guest speakers will provide an inside look into the various career paths for professional pilots. The Flying Mavericks are excited to take off on this new journey to build an appreciation and awareness about aviation and professional pilot careers. The Flying Mavericks organization is located at the LSC - Conroe Center. Donít miss out on important information and dates. Send an email with your contact information to LSC-ProPilot@lonestar.edu.

John Blum comes to Lone Star College with a valuable array of professional experience including Chief Flight Instructor in FAA Part 141 programs, FAA Designated Pilot Examiner in FAA Part 135 programs, and Line Check Airman experience in FAA Part 121 programs. He has more than 34,000 hours of flight experience flying general aviation as well as large transport aircraft and retired from United Airlines as a Boeing 777 captain. He has also served for many years as an executive in county government dealing with administrative and budgetary issues.Mr. Blum is responsible for program development and operation, ensuring all academic and flight training standards are met from the admissions process to graduation. Mr. Blum also serves as an Assistant Professor within the Professional Pilot Program.

Contact Information

Accreditations Approvals

The Professional Pilot Associate of Applied Science degree and Certificate Level II program are approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Lone Star College received approval from the North Texas Flight Standards District Office of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Prospective Students

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