About Us

T Black Aviation offers Aviation Ground Schools, Flight Training, Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) and Inspection Authorization (IA) Certifications, Maintenance and Maintenance Training. We are authorized to give all FAA and FCC, and NCATT written exams. We are the experts in taking military and field experienced personnel and helping them attain their A&P license and Inspection Authorization (IA) Certification.

About the Owner

Thomas Black, the Founder, Owner and CEO of T Black Aviation, served in the Air Force for 23 years, 2 months, and 1 day. He is a retired combat veteran who has served in several conflicts throughout the world and has many years experience in both the maintenance and flying of various aircraft. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He’s been teaching these courses for over 23 years and is an expert at helping people to achieve their goal.

Airframe & Powerplant Course History

After moving to Clearwater in 2007, Thomas implemented his 2–Week A&P Certification course at National Aviation Academy (NAA). Thomas continued to teach his course until January 2010, when he decided to relocate the course to his new facility at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport. His most recent educational consultant work was in 2011 for Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA), for which he helped develop and implement CFAA’s FAA Part 147 Airframe and Powerplant program.

Services of T Black Aviation

Services of T Black Aviation include: Aircraft Rentals, Flight Training, Courses and Exams for A&P/IA Certifications, Aircraft Interiors, Contract Maintenance, Maintenance Training, Annual & PreBuy Inspections, Aircraft Oxygen, and more!

The Pilot Shop

T Black Aviation also offers a Pilot Shop with a large variety of pilot supplies and training materials in stock. We invite you to visit our facilities located inside SheltAir, at St. Petersburg Clearwater International Airport (KPIE) in Clearwater, Florida.


Our facility is just minutes from some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Come train with us on Florida’s Gulf Coast while enjoying the sun, sand, surf and sunsets. It just doesn’t get any better.

Let T Black Aviation help you secure your future in the exciting and fast growing field of Aviation “FlyTBA”!

To learn more about T Black Aviation, please visit our website at www.TBlackAviation.com or call us today for more information at 1-727-698-8378. You can also email us, fill out our request more information web form or just drop by:

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