For over 40 years, Universal Flight Concepts Founder and CEO Dr. Gordon A. Jiroux, h.c. has set the standard for excellence in flight instruction. As part of a prolific safety team with an impeccable safety record and sterling reputation, his passion for providing exemplary flight training has led Universal Flight Concepts to be one of the most renowned flight schools in the world. At Universal, our reputation directly proceeds his.

Trusted for our unprecedented safety record, core group of high-time directors, state-of-the-art aircraft, and professional training environment, our consummate training professionals share in Dr. Jiroux’s passion for sharing their knowledge and experience with those wishing to be the most proficient pilots in the industry. Our uncompromising high standards, proprietary Part 141 curriculum, and passion for perfection ensure a rich and comprehensive education that’s led to excellent job placement for more than 1500 of our graduates worldwide. And as of 2019, we proudly serve as the exclusive training provider to Baylor University’s Aviation Sciences program, and the only Bell Certified Training Facility (CTF) in the U.S.

As part of our “Safety First” initiative, every operational decision at Universal Flight Concepts is predicated on teaching students the most effective Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM) skills possible, heightening sense and proficiency through all phases of flight. Our comprehensive safety policies and procedures have earned us an exemplary safety record unmatched by any flight school in the nation based on flight hours.

Full-time students who enroll in our Airline Pilot Career Program or Helicopter Pilot Career Program receive an average of two flight hours and four hours of ground training daily, transitioning from a zero-time student to working as a mentored instructor in as little as six months and on to their dream position in 18 to 24 months.

We operate three highly professional, state-of-the-art training facilities across the southwest, located in Texas, Arizona, and Utah.

At Universal Flight Concepts, our only goal is to provide safe, extraordinary flight and ground training. We take great pride in preparing our students with all the tools necessary to excel during their long and prosperous careers in aviation. When you enter the workplace as a graduate of Universal Flight Concepts, it is with unsurpassed knowledge, a fierce propensity for safety, and absolute competency piloting your aircraft.

For over 40 years, Universal Flight Concepts Founder and CEO Dr. Gordon A. Jiroux, h.c. has set the standard for excellence in flight instruction. As part of a prolific safety team with an impeccable safety record and sterling reputation, his passion for providing exemplary flight training has led Universal Flight Concepts to be one of the most renowned flight schools in the world. At Universal, our reputation directly proceeds his.

Trusted for our unprecedented safety record, core group of high-time directors, state-of-the-art aircraft, and professional training environment, our consummate training professionals share in Dr. Jiroux’s passion for sharing their knowledge and experience with those wishing to be the most proficient pilots in the industry. Our uncompromising high standards, proprietary Part 141 curriculum, and passion for perfection ensure a rich and comprehensive education that’s led to excellent job placement for more than 1500 of our graduates worldwide. And as of 2019, we proudly serve as the exclusive training provider to Baylor University’s Aviation Sciences program, and the only Bell Certified Training Facility (CTF) in the U.S.

As part of our “Safety First” initiative, every operational decision at Universal Flight Concepts is predicated on teaching students the most effective Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM) skills possible, heightening sense and proficiency through all phases of flight. Our comprehensive safety policies and procedures have earned us an exemplary safety record unmatched by any flight school in the nation based on flight hours.

Full-time students who enroll in our Airline Pilot Career Program or Helicopter Pilot Career Program receive an average of two flight hours and four hours of ground training daily, transitioning from a zero-time student to working as a mentored instructor in as little as six months and on to their dream position in 18 to 24 months.

We operate three highly professional, state-of-the-art training facilities across the southwest, located in Texas, Arizona, and Utah.

At Universal Flight Concepts, our only goal is to provide safe, extraordinary flight and ground training. We take great pride in preparing our students with all the tools necessary to excel during their long and prosperous careers in aviation. When you enter the workplace as a graduate of Universal Flight Concepts, it is with unsurpassed knowledge, a fierce propensity for safety, and absolute competency piloting your aircraft.

For over 40 years, Universal Flight Concepts Founder and CEO Dr. Gordon A. Jiroux, h.c. has set the standard for excellence in flight instruction. As part of a prolific safety team with an impeccable safety record and sterling reputation, his passion for providing exemplary flight training has led Universal Flight Concepts to be one of the most renowned flight schools in the world. At Universal, our reputation directly proceeds his.

Trusted for our unprecedented safety record, core group of high-time directors, state-of-the-art aircraft, and professional training environment, our consummate training professionals share in Dr. Jiroux’s passion for sharing their knowledge and experience with those wishing to be the most proficient pilots in the industry. Our uncompromising high standards, proprietary Part 141 curriculum, and passion for perfection ensure a rich and comprehensive education that’s led to excellent job placement for more than 1500 of our graduates worldwide. And as of 2019, we proudly serve as the exclusive training provider to Baylor University’s Aviation Sciences program, and the only Bell Certified Training Facility (CTF) in the U.S.

Full-time students who enroll in our Airline Pilot Career Program or Helicopter Pilot Career Program receive an average of two flight hours and four hours of ground training daily, transitioning from a zero-time student to working as a mentored instructor in as little as six months and on to their dream position in 18 to 24 months.

At Universal Flight Concepts, our only goal is to provide safe, extraordinary flight and ground training. We take great pride in preparing our students with all the tools necessary to excel during their long and prosperous careers in aviation. When you enter the workplace as a graduate of Universal Flight Concepts, it is with unsurpassed knowledge, a fierce propensity for safety, and absolute competency piloting your aircraft.

PART 141

FAA-Certified with optimized, career-oriented curriculum

SAFETY IS #1

Top Safety Record of any
Flight School in the Nation

1500+

1500+ Employed Graduates Worldwide

FINANCING

Financing Available OAC

CAREER SUPPORT

Job Placement and Regional Cadet Program Assistance

PART 141

FAA-Certified with optimized, career-oriented curriculum

SAFETY IS #1

Industry-Leading Safety Record

1500+

1500+ Employed Graduates Worldwide

FINANCING

Financing Available OAC

CAREER SUPPORT

Job Placement and Regional Cadet Program Assistance

PART 141

FAA-Certified with optimized, career-oriented curriculum

SAFETY IS #1

Industry-Leading Safety Record

1500+

1500+ Employed Graduates Worldwide

CAREER PILOT in 2 YEARS

Zero-Time to Airline or Career Heli Pilot in 18-24 Months

CAREER SUPPORT

Job Placement / Regional Cadet Programs

MODERN AIRCRAFT

All-Glass Cockpits
Immaculately Maintained

PROFESSIONAL FACILITIES

FAA Level 5 Simulators

HIGH-TIME PERSONNEL

FAA DPEs and Directors on Site

IMMIGRATION ASSISTANCE

M-1 Student Visas and TSA Applications

STATE-OF-THE-ART AIRCRAFT

All-Glass Cockpits
Immaculately Maintained

STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES

Airline-Quality Dispatch
FAA Level 5 Flight Training Devices

HIGH-TIME PERSONNEL

FAA Designated Pilot Examiners
and High-Time Directors on site

VISA / IMMIGRATION ASSISTANCE

M-1 Foreign Student Visas
and TSA Applications

CAREER PILOT POSITION IN 2 YEARS

Zero-Time to Airline Pilot or Career Helicopter Pilot in 18-24 Months

MODERN AIRCRAFT

All-Glass Cockpits
Immaculately Maintained

PROFESSIONAL FACILITIES

Airline-Quality Dispatch
FAA Level 5 Flight Training Devices

HIGH-TIME PERSONNEL

FAA Designated Pilot Examiners
and High-Time Directors on site

IMMIGRATION ASSISTANCE

M-1 Foreign Student Visas
and TSA Applications

CAREER POSITION IN 2 YEARS

Zero-Time to Airline Pilot / Career Heli Pilot in 18-24 Months

AIRLINE PILOT CAREER PROGRAM
HELI PILOT CAREER PROGRAM
HELICOPTER PILOT CAREER PROGRAM

The Universal Advantage:

Industry-Leading Safety Record

Part 141 Certified Flight School

20+ Years in Operation

1-on-1 Instruction

High-Time Directors on Site

Career-Oriented Syllabus

State-of-the-Art Aircraft

Professional Training Facilities

Optimized Curriculum

On-site FAA DPEs

One to Two Daily Flights

Expeditious Timeline

Airline-Quality Scheduling/Dispatch

1500+ Employed Graduates

Guaranteed Interview Post Graduation

Regional Cadet Program Assistance

Job Placement Assistance

Bell Certified Training Facility

Transparent Pricing

Financing Available OAC

Part 61 Training Available

VISA & Immigration Assistance

Part 145 Repair Station

On-Site Maintenance

Why Universal

The Universal Advantage:

Leading Safety Record

Part 141 Certified School

20+ Years in Operation

1-on-1 Instruction

Directors on Site

Career-Oriented Syllabus

State-of-the-Art Aircraft

Professional Facilities

Optimized Curriculum

On-site FAA DPEs

One to Two Daily Flights

Expeditious Timeline

Airline-Quality Dispatch

1500+ Employed Graduates

Post Grad. CFI Interview

Regional Cadet Program

Job Placement Assistance

Bell-Certified Training

Transparent Pricing

Financing OAC

Part 61 Training Available

Immigration Assistance

Part 145 Repair Station

On-Site Maintenance

The Universal Advantage:

Leading Safety Record

Part 141 Certified

20+ Years Operation

1-on-1 Instruction

Directors on Site

Career Oriented

Modern Aircraft

Professional Facilities

Optimized Syllabus

On-site FAA DPEs

Fly Every Day

Expeditious Timeline

Professional Dispatch

1500+ Graduates

Post-Grad Interview

Regional Cadet Assist

Job Placement

Bell-Certified

Transparent Costs

Financing OAC

Part 61 Training Avail.

Immigration Assist

145 Repair Station

On-Site Maintenance

Why Universal

BECOME AN AIRLINE PILOT OR

CAREER HELICOPTER PILOT IN 18-24 MONTHS.

BECOME AN AIRLINE PILOT OR
CAREER HELICOPTER PILOT IN 18-24 MONTHS.

BECOME AN
AIRLINE PILOT
OR CAREER

HELICOPTER PILOT
IN 18-24 MONTHS.

Students who enroll in one of our career programs transition from a zero-time student to working as a mentored instructor in as little as
six months, and on to their dream position at an airline or helicopter operator in 18 to 24 months.

Students who enroll in one of our career programs transition from a zero-time student to working as a mentored instructor in as little as six months, and on to their dream position at an airline or helicopter operator in 18 to 24 months.

Students who enroll in one of our career programs transition from a zero-time student to working as a mentored instructor in as little as six months, and on to their dream position at an airline or helicopter operator in 18 to 24 months.

Airlines and Operators Currently Employing our Graduates:

Airlines and Operators Currently Employing our Graduates:

Airlines and Operators Currently Employing our Graduates:

cadet programs and job placement

BECOME AN AIRLINE PILOT OR

CAREER HELICOPTER PILOT IN 18-24 MONTHS.

BECOME AN AIRLINE PILOT OR
CAREER HELICOPTER PILOT IN 18-24 MONTHS.

BECOME AN
AIRLINE PILOT
OR CAREER

HELICOPTER PILOT
IN 18-24 MONTHS.

Students who enroll in one of our career programs transition from a zero-time student to working as a mentored instructor in as little as
six months, and on to their dream position at an airline or helicopter operator in 18 to 24 months.

Students who enroll in one of our career programs transition from a zero-time student to working as a mentored instructor in as little as six months, and on to their dream position at an airline or helicopter operator in 18 to 24 months.

Students who enroll in one of our career programs transition from a zero-time student to working as a mentored instructor in as little as six months, and on to their dream position at an airline or helicopter operator in 18 to 24 months.

Airlines and Operators Currently Employing our Graduates:

Airlines and Operators Currently Employing our Graduates:

Airlines and Operators Currently Employing our Graduates:

cadet programs and job placement

100+

2021-2022 Graduates

1500+

Employed Graduates Worldwide

7500+

Pilot Certificates Issued

As of 10/1/22

At Universal Flight Concepts, our only goal is to provide safe, extraordinary flight and ground training. Our uncompromising high standards, proprietary curriculum, and passion for perfection ensure a rich and comprehensive education that has led to excellent job placement for more than 1500 of our graduates worldwide.

1500+

Employed Graduates Worldwide

As of 10/1/22

At Universal Flight Concepts, our only goal is to provide safe, extraordinary flight and ground training. Our uncompromising high standards, proprietary curriculum, and passion for perfection ensure a rich and comprehensive education that has led to excellent job placement for more than 1500 of our graduates worldwide.

100+

2021-2022 Graduates

1500+

Employed Graduates Worldwide

As of 10/1/22

At Universal Flight Concepts, our only goal is to provide safe, extraordinary flight and ground training. Our uncompromising high standards, proprietary curriculum, and passion for perfection ensure a rich and comprehensive education that has led to excellent job placement for more than 1500 of our graduates worldwide.

From Our Oustanding Graduates:

I enjoyed Universal so much, and after graduation felt very fortunate when they offered me a position as a flight instructor. I spent a little over two years continuing my education as I provided one to new students.

 

I am grateful for the kickstart Universal Helicopters gave me. I have never regretted my decision to become a helicopter pilot.”

Kory H.

Universal Career Program Graduate
Director of Operations, Classic Helicopter Group

“Thanks to Universal I was more than prepared for the airlines when I graduated. With the rigorous training and fast-paced environment I didn’t feel at all overwhelmed when I began training at Skywest. Additionally, transitioning to an instructor at Universal immediately upon course completion allowed me to build enough time to be hired at Skywest only one month after I graduated from Baylor, and for that I am very grateful!”

Kaitlin E.

Baylor Aviation Sciences Graduate
First Officer, Skywest Airlines

“While I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Universal, it was not until I moved on in my career that I realized how fine of a school it is. The level of training was beyond comparison.

They taught me how to learn, how to be an aviator and how to come home safely to my wife and children.
I owe all the success I’ve had in aviation to the solid foundation Universal provided me.”

Keith S.

Universal Career Program Graduate
Pilot, Petroleum Helicopters International

Universal was crucial in preparing me towards achieving my dream of becoming an airline pilot. In training I was held to a high standard, and received excellent instruction. As an instructor, I did my best to keep that standard for my students, and with myself. This helped me to understand and to strive for excellence and professionalism, crucial for any pilot, but especially for the airlines. I could not have made it without Baylor and UFC.

Lewis C.

Baylor Aviation Sciences Graduate
First Officer, PSA Airlines

testimonials

From Our Oustanding Graduates:

I enjoyed Universal so much, and after graduation felt very fortunate when they offered me a position as a flight instructor. I spent a little over two years continuing my education as I provided one to new students.

 

I am grateful for the kickstart Universal Helicopters gave me. I have never regretted my decision to become a helicopter pilot.”

Kory H.

Universal Career Program Graduate
Director of Operations, Classic Helicopter Group

“Thanks to Universal I was more than prepared for the airlines when I graduated. With the rigorous training and fast-paced environment I didn’t feel at all overwhelmed when I began training at Skywest. Additionally, transitioning to an instructor at Universal immediately upon course completion allowed me to build enough time to be hired at Skywest only one month after I graduated from Baylor, and for that I am very grateful!”

Kaitlin E.

Baylor Aviation Sciences Graduate
First Officer, Skywest Airlines

“While I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Universal, it was not until I moved on in my career that I realized how fine of a school it is. The level of training was beyond comparison.

They taught me how to learn, how to be an aviator and how to come home safely to my wife and children.
I owe all the success I’ve had in aviation to the solid foundation Universal provided me.”

Keith S.

Universal Career Program Graduate
Pilot, Petroleum Helicopters International