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About U. S. Flight Academy

U. S. Flight Academy was established on August 22, 1988, and has evolved into a reliable Flight Training Organization with a reputation of professionalism, cooperation, integrity, dependability, sound judgment, and a willingness to provide excellent customer service to all stakeholders in the aviation community.

The U. S. Flight Academy’s main base and HQ is in Post, Texas at the Post-Garza County Muni Airport (K5F1). A satellite base is in Portales, New Mexico at the Portales Municipal Airport (KPRZ).

Both airports include two runways and runway lighting and offer opportunities for all types of instruction. Just a few minutes away there are complex airspaces for advanced instrument training with all instrument approaches and radar services. Please click here for more information about Post, Texas and Portales, New Mexico.

U. S. Flight Academy’s FAA Authorized Computerized Testing Center is in Big Spring, Texas, serving this region of West Texas since 1998.

U.S. Flight Academy has proven that turning out highly competent, safe aviators is their number one priority. Although USFA may not “change the world”, USFA can make a difference in civil aviation.

USFA Instructors represent various backgrounds in aviation and teaching experiences and believes in offering superior training and guidance to her learners and trainees.

The U. S. Flight Academy’s proven recipe of successful pilot training with the personalized and one-on-one concept of training is second to none in the industry. 

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U. S. Flight Academy is therefore proudly making the following statement:

If you would like to become a CAPTAIN, instead of just a plane driver…choose the U. S. Flight Academy for your aviation training.

The Academy is closed during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and Fourth of July holidays. 

More About U. S. Flight Academy

U.S. Flight Academy has proven that turning out highly competent, safe aviators is their number one priority. Although USFA may not &ldquo:change the world” USFA can make a difference in civil aviation.

USFA Instructors represent various backgrounds in aviation and teaching experience and it believes in offering superior training and guidance to its students.

The U. S. Flight Academy’s proven recipe of successful pilot training with the personalized and one‑on‑one concept of training where each student is assured completion is second to none in the industry.  U. S. Flight Academy is one of the few remaining old time grassroots flight schools where it stands behind its training and there is a real and sincere interest in the success of each student. Even as it grows this small school atmosphere is kept.

With superb facilities, superb weather, and uncongested airspace, combined with the U. S. Flight Academy’s training philosophy, an ideal student pilot training environment exists creating a superb training concept.

Enrollment with the U. S. Flight Academy for pilot training assures that you will graduate a successful pilot within the allotted time frame and training cost.

Our Value

Excellence in Aviation: Where Safety Meets Service

Our Vision

U.S. Flight Academy envisions a future where every aspiring pilot can achieve their dreams with confidence and competence. Our vision is to be the leading institution in aviation training, known for our professionalism, integrity, and exceptional customer service.

Our Mission

The U.S. Flight Academy is dedicated to providing structure and common sense to flight training with a relentless pursuit of immaculate safety and service at all times, maintaining a superior and sound flight training culture.

Our Motto

Our motto reflects our unwavering commitment to the highest standards in flight training. We believe that excellence is achieved through a relentless focus on safety, service, and the unique spirit of aviation.At U.S. Flight Academy, it's more than just learning to fly; it's embracing the values of aviation and America.

People at USFA

Flight instructor certificates bearing distinctive gold seals are issued to flight instructors who have maintained a high level of flight training activity and who meet special criteria.

U.S. Flight Academy is a small group of dedicated individuals who take great pride, care, and pleasure in what they do. They also treat their learners with commitment and respect.

The President is a native of Norway with Norwegian and U.S. licenses and is the founder of the company. As a 1983 graduate of Scandinavian Academy of Aeronautics (SAA) in Gothenburg, Sweden, he has a more than 40 years aviation history in various applications and locations around the world. He is a licensed Airline Transport Pilot and Gold Seal FAA Flight Instructor and believes that producing quality aviators is the key to USFA success. His dedication to, and love of, aviation is the motivation for this company.

Jarle Boe
President
About our Senior Aircraft Technician IA Certified

Thomas William Rickabaugh

  1. Has been with U.S. Flight Academy since 1995
  2. Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic since 1967.
  3. Licensed Single- and Multi-Engine Pilot since 1965, with Commercial Privileges since 1986
  4. Work history includes: Government Aircraft Maintenance Contracts, Southwest Mooney, and Trans Regional Airlines

  1. Has been with U.S. Flight Academy since 1995
  2. Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic since 1967.
  3. Licensed Single- and Multi-Engine Pilot since 1965, with Commercial Privileges since 1986
  4. Work history includes: Government Aircraft Maintenance Contracts, Southwest Mooney, and Trans Regional Airlines

Fast Facts

U.S. Flight Academy was established for the purpose of sincerely cater to her learners and trainees and realizes that her continued growth is dependent upon the success of each trainee. This consists of:

  1. Dedicated and experienced career instructors committed to the success of each learner.
  2. Ideal learning environment with superb training facilities and uncongested airspaces thus securing the growth of each learner.
  3. Ideal flying weather which secures the training continuity of each learner.
  4. Senior Instructors with ATP Certifications and Gold Seal Appointments.
  5. FAA Authorized Computerized Knowledge Testing Center.
  6. Two Lighted Runways for Day and Night Operations at each facility.
  7. Uncongested Airspace with Complete Instrument Procedures nearby.
  8. Certified Maintenance Personnel.
  9. Structured and Personalized One‑On‑One Instruction with A Small School Atmosphere.
  10. Online 2- or 4-year Degree Programs Available.

Join U.S. Flight Academy and experience top-notch flight training.

 With over 30 years of accident-free operations, personalized instruction, and ideal training conditions in Post, Texas, we’re dedicated to your success as a pilot.