In The Pattern has been recognized as the Best Flight School in the Central Southwest Region, a title given to the top scoring flight school from the 2021-22 Flight Training Experience Survey.
We are one of 6 schools chosen in the nation! The Flight Training Experience Awards were created to highlight the best flight training the industry has to offer.
This is such an honor! We are VERY proud and humbled at the same time! We have such an AWESOME community here at ITP; everyone from the staff, students and renters!
We are very thankful for you all!
We specialize in meeting you where you are in life to help you achieve your aviation goals! We also rent a variety of aircraft to meet many needs. We enjoy specializing in building a community of aviators, enthusiasts, and students to share their passion for all things aviation.
We believe in building relationships and have worked hard to establish a community of pilots, instructors, and students that helps each other pursue their passion and goals. If you’re a licensed pilot and need a weekend aircraft rental or have dreamed of getting your private pilot’s license, In The Pattern is the place for you.Become A Pilot View Rental Fleet
"One of the best, and most fun places to learn to fly. The entire ITP crew treats you as a friend and family. All the aircraft are well taken care of and great to fly."
"I can’t say enough about how AMAZING In the Pattern is as a flight school! I have been a private pilot for 12 years and this is the BEST flight school experience that I have had! From Sherman, Ryan, Amanda, Cody, Cy and the rest of the team, I felt like I was part of a family."
"In 34-yrs of GA flying, and military moves around the country, I have used a couple flight training schools. In the Pattern made me feel like part of the family from the moment I walked in the door. I completed an IPC with Amanda and will return in December for a Flight Review."
"My experience with Sherman Gardner and everyone else at ITP has been exceptional. These folks really do think of their customers as family; they don't just say it. It is evident in everything they do. The environment they've created is relaxed and fun, but totally professional at the same time."
"ITP is a fantastic place to rent from. Sherman (owner + instructor) is professional and always accessible. The sign up and checkout process was straightforward and easy, as is the scheduling system. I have no trouble scheduling a quick weekend flight to go have fun and brush up on some landings. The planes and the hangar are always clean and inviting. There’s even a little patio that faces the runways where you can sit and watch planes take off and land. I love this place!"
"I was searching for a flight school in the DFW area with good airplanes and talented flight instructors. I found both at ITP, but that’s not all. What I found was a community that welcomed a complete stranger from the first day I set foot in the hangar. The owner, Sherman Gardner, called me after my first lesson just to make sure everything went ok and ask for feedback. WHAT!? Amazing! That’s putting your customers first. After a couple weeks of training at ITP I realized I found something else: FAMILY. Everyone from the students, mechanics, and instructors are top shelf. I feel right at home when I walk in to the ITP space. There is truly something special going on over there. Don’t take my word for it, go see for yourself."
In The Pattern’s planes are rigorously maintained to our exacting standards.
Every 100 hours of flight, we inspect every spar, strut, and part to ensure the planes’ safety.
In The Pattern was built on a passion for aviation and a dream of building a long-lasting community of pilots, students, and aviation enthusiasts. We want to share the beauty of aviation with everyone who has an interest in it. Every aspect of In The Pattern has been carefully crafted to help us share this wonderful passion. If you’re interested in training or renting, contact us today and learn how we can help you Experience Aviation!