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Get your flight training financed with Stratus

Stratus Financial was founded by FAA Certificated Flight and Ground Instructors passionate about helping others achieve their aviation dreams. We know it’s not just about achieving your dreams (because we looked up in the sky every time, we heard an airplane too!), but funding your family’s dreams as well. That’s why Stratus was created, because with Stratus, the sky is no longer the limit.


Your Aviation Dreams Start Here

You’re not just a number, and it shows with Stratus. We look beyond the typical FICO scores and look at you as a whole aviator. We want to set you up for success before you even apply with us!


We offer exceptional lending packages, including:

  • The best rate you’ll get anywhere to go from zero to hero!

  • Full financing for your entire flight training and more

  • Affordable payment options, including deferment for 12 months while you complete your training AND find a job.

  • Pay your loan off any time you want with no consequences or penalties whatsoever 


Stratus Has You Covered For Resources For Your Aviation

  • Career Counseling with our team of flight instructors and ground instructors to support you through flight training, check rides and interviews with airlines.

  • Resume reviewing, editing, and building

  • AMA Phone Calls with Pilots in the 121 and 135 Industry–What It’s like, How They Got Their Job, etc


We look forward to helping you achieving your aviation dreams and seeing you in the sky! If you are interested in getting started, please click here to apply now: If you have limited credit or low income you may Need a Co-Borrower; if so, please have your co-borrower complete their application here:

Stratus offers a FREE Air Test Prep program via Sheppard to those who finance. 
To complete enrollment, students will need to get in touch with Sheppard Air's enrollment staff between 0800 and 2000 Central time daily at (940) 642-4945. During the call, it's important that they mention that you are a Stratus Financial pre-paid student

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