HigHer Power AviAtion
Higher Power Aviation (HPA), a supersonic corporate member of Women in Aviation, International, is a full service avia-
tion training center based in the Dallas, Texas metropolitan area.
The company’s full flight simulator training programs have approvals under FAR
Part 142, and it has been authorized to conduct training for FAR Part 61, 91, 125, 135
operators and Part 121 air carriers in the U.S. and abroad.
Higher Power Aviation has roots in two FAA training centers where HPA co-founder Mark Sterns served as President
and CEO. In 1982, Airline Crew Training (ACT) was formed
as the first training center approved by
the FAA to offer Boeing 737 type ratings
and later provided DC- 9, B-727 and B-747
training. ACT’s seven senior examiners
went on to serve as instructors and evaluators for the company. Jet Crew, another FAA training center began in 1977 as
Jet Exam, was acquired and with it, the
ability to offer B-737, DC-9/MD-80, and
B-727 type and flight engineer ratings.
Sterns served as President of Jet Crew
before purchasing all substantial assets
of the company and merging operations
The company initially provided type-rating certification for individual pilots seeking to further their
aviation career, however, it has grown from that to provide
training and flight crew services on most jet transport aircraft,
including Boeing 707, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, Boeing DC- 9,
MD-80, Airbus A320 along with Eclipse EA-500 aircraft.
Higher Power Aviation offers training programs for pilot, dispatcher, flight attendant and maintenance personnel in an integrated environment, where each can understand the other’s
part in the total orchestra that is a functioning airline or flight
department. Higher Power also offers line training in country
for type-rated examiners/type-rated instructors (TRE/TRI).
The company’s Part 125 training to corporate flight departments can also include consultation services to operators and
women in Aviation, international welcomes Corporate Members
University of Arkansas Community College
at Batesville (UACCB)
San Carlos Flight Center
Aerospace Machinists District Lodge 751
California Baptist University
to their internal regulatory agencies to enhance safe, compli-