About

US Aviation currently operates a fleet of over 100 aircraft with an employee base of over 250 individuals. All of our fleet and partner aircraft create an excellent learning and training experience for all of our students. Learn flight, maintenance, and control skills with our broad aircraft selection:

We offer a selection of high-quality programs for all of our students. Our Accelerated program is offered at our Denton Enterprise Airport (KDTO).

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Military Partnerships

US Aviation academy is a proud partner
of Chicatay Inc.

Chickatay Inc. is US Aviation’s main contracting vehicle and is a Native American owned, HUBZone, and a NAICS 611512 small business. We have partnered with this corporation in order to provide Foreign Military Sales (FMS) flight screening, private, instrument, multi-engine, and turboprop training. We are passionate about developing great aviators and people with professional skills, good moral character, and responsibility – pillars of our core values. Student development is not limited to technical flight training. US Aviation conducts Physical Training (PT) for Air Force cadets, leadership classes, entertainment and cultural trips, and emphasizes a thorough understanding of course material.

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Core Values

  • Integrity-Based
  • Service Focused
  • Driven to Excellence
  • Committed to Action

In addition to standard flight training,
capabilities include:

  • FAA 147 Certification
  • FAA 141 Certification
  • FAA 145 Certification
  • VA Approved
  • PSI Testing Center
  • Self Examining for CFI and II

Our US Aviation Team

Mike Sykes

CEO & Founder

Mike is one of the founders of US Aviation and has worked as the CEO since the company started in January of 2006. Mike’s passion is to help businesses grow through strong leadership while delivering quality services at competitive prices. Outside of work, Mike enjoys water sports, golf, and generally spending time with family.

Mark Taylor

Chief Data Officer

Mark oversees the organizational development of existing and new business initiatives, both internal and external. Being strategically involved with the growth and enrichment of people through business is his passion. Mark enjoys merging his work and personal life, making them essentially one and the same.

Justin Sykes

VP of Accounting & Finance

Justin trained at US Aviation and is an instrument-rated Private Pilot of 100 hours. He enjoys actively being involved in growing and managing a business. On his own time, Justin enjoys water-skiing, and driving his “classic” cars.

Scott Sykes

VP of Business Development

Scott enjoys the challenges the aviation industry brings; finding the best solution for US Aviation customers, creative problem solving, and pragmatic thinking. At home, Scott enjoys spending time with his dog, five snakes and wife. If he is not home, he is at the lake water skiing.

Dana Bruner

Human Resources & Payroll Manager

Dana loves her position in Human Resources because this career path allows her to study human behavior and how that plays into the black and white lines of employment law. Outside of work, Dana is “NanaMomma” to twin girls and when her life isn’t full of unicorns, dresses, bows and fairies, she loves going on motorcycle trips with her better half.

Seth Hamilton

VP of International & Domestic Training

Seth enjoys problem solving and finding the most efficient ways to do things. Outside of work, Seth loves to spend time with his friends and family. He also loves to travel as often as possible and enjoy learning about different places and cultures.

Chris Ramey

VP of Compliance & Standards

Chris received his Bachelors of Science in Aviation from Southeastern Oklahoma State University 2007. Shortly after graduating, Chris began working as a Line Instructor eventually working his way up to his current position.

Erica Garland

Talent Acquisition & Admissions Director

Whether it is enrolling a new student or hiring a new instructor, Erica loves being a part of enabling students and instructors to make their dreams come true. Outside of work, Erica is a mom who loves to travel, spend time with friends, and be involved in the Denton community.

Giselle Fuentes

Admissions & Marketing Specialist

Giselle enjoys making the onboarding process for students as simple and smooth as possible while creating media content that drives further traffic and gets US Aviation out there. Outside of work, Giselle is a freelance photographer that enjoys boxing and spending time with friends and family.

Francesca Gooding

Flight School Administrator

The mission Francesca strives for each day is to reach out and positively impact as many people as possible. Outside of work, Francesca spends the majority of her time with friends and family. She loves to travel, and enjoys focusing her attention on self-development by reading, exercising, and getting closer to her faith.

Patti Madewell

Administrative Assistant

Patti loves her work and enjoys making a difference every day. She hopes to make someone’s day or life better just because she cares. Outside of work, Patti loves camping with friends, watching Nascar and baking goods. She is a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers.