Air Tractor

Dual Control, AT-802 Flight Time/Instruction + Time-Building Packages Available!  (866) 335-1224 for details

Air Tractor (402, 502, 602, 802) Training Courses

For over 20 years, Turbine Training Center has offered a turbine transition training course for ag pilots moving from piston into turbine-powered aircraft. We proudly offer dual control, AT-802 flight time/instruction, and time-building packages!

In addition to our classroom curriculum, we offer an added training dimension with the 502/802 Air Tractor simulator. By incorporating Air Tractor simulator time with the classroom familiarization of the PT6 and its operation, we can significantly enhance the knowledge and skills gained through the course. We can give the pilot repetition with normal operating procedures of the turbine engine, but also have the ability to cover any emergency procedures which would not be possible in the actual aircraft in a controlled environment.

Whether pursuing a career in agricultural aviation or a seasoned, high-time pilot, you can benefit from the safety and knowledge gained through initial or recurrent training. Turbine Training Center makes it possible and easier than ever!

"Options are Limitless for Scenario-Based Training"

Turbine Training Center's Air Tractor training program and simulator were featured in the pdfSeptember 2019 issue of AgAir Update magazine.

"Flight Simulators Designed Specifically for Agricultural Aviation Offer Ag Pilots an Added Training Dimension"

As one of only three facilities in the United States with simulators designed specifically for turbine ag training, Turbine Training Center was featured in the pdfSummer 2020 issue of NAAA's Agricultural Aviation Magazine.

"The Missing Piece – Red Willow Aviation’s AT-504 Training Program" (TTC Partnership)

Turbine Training Center's Air Tractor simulation partnership with Red Willow Aviation was featured in the August 2022 issue of NAAA's Agricultural Aviation Magazine.

Base Courses Offered

Turbine Transition Course

  • 2 days
  • Classroom & simulator time

Initial/Recurrent Air Tractor Course

  • 2 days
  • Classroom & simulator time

Intro to Aerial Application

  • 2 days
  • Classroom, simulator, and tour of a working spray operation

802 Type Rating Exemption Endorsement Training Courses

AT-802 Dual Control

In-aircraft, dual instruction, and flight time packages are available. Call (866) 335-1224 for details.

Air Tractor Simulator (Per Hour)

If you have your own training program but would like to incorporate Air Tractor simulator time or would just like to get a few hours to polish your skills, we can make that happen. Call (866) 335-1224 for details.

Course Add-ons

Additional areas of study that can be added to any base course curriculum.

  • Inadvertent IMC avoidance and survival
  • Operations in controlled airspace
  • Radio communication procedures
  • Collision avoidance (tower/UAV, etc.)
  • GPS usage

Custom Curriculum

Don't see exactly what you are looking for in a training program? Call us, and we will be happy to customize a course that fits your operational needs.


Contact us for scheduling and current pricing. Pre-pay and multiple pilot discounts are available.

What's Included

  • Flexible scheduling
  • No more than two students per instructor
  • Lodging
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. operating days with no late-night simulator sessions
  • Course manuals
  • More sim time!
  • Course completion documentation
  • Dual instruction option for AT-802
  • And more!

Contact us for scheduling and current pricing.


Train on our AIR TRACTOR 502/802 simulator!

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