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Industry Spotlight: Local Aviation Schools

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In addition to the more than 13 million passengers serviced at Hobby Airport, the Hobby area is a great place for careers in the aviation industry to take off. From pilots to maintenance technicians and dispatchers, Hobby-area trade schools are producing highly qualified aviation professionals who are stationed at Hobby Airport and beyond. Check out the cool opportunities available at our local centers for aviation training.

Flight Safety International Inc
Flight Safety International offers pilot training and aircraft maintenance courses at locations across the country. With VA Approved ATR 42/72, Challenger 601, Embraer ERJ145, Falcon 10, Falcon 50, Hawker 125 and Saab 340 courses, customers have access to a full range of training and career advancement tools including state of the art simulation technology for business, commercial, government and military applications. Location: 7525 Fauna St, Houston, TX 77061

Aviation Institute of Maintenance
A national company based in Virginia, Aviation Institute of Maintenance offers maintenance technician training, technical engineer courses, aviation dispatcher training, as well as courses for welding, HVAC and avionics technicians. As an FAA Approved A&P School, it applies leading technical practices for hands-on training experiences. Students who complete instructional programs will be Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified aircraft mechanics. Location: 7651 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061


Fun Facts About Hobby Airport

  • It’s the 37th busiest airport in the U.S. for passenger totals in 2016.
  • It covers 1,304 acres and has four runways.
  • An international terminal with five gates was opened in October 2015.
  • It was named after William Pettus Hobby, the once-president/publisher of the Houston Post and the 27th Governor of the state of Texas from 1917-1921.
  • Dallas-Love Airport is the top destination for flights leaving from Hobby Airport.

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