Just a quick 10-minute drive from the LeTourneau University main campus, the Paul and Betty Abbott Aviation Center is a state-of-the-art, collegiate aviation facility. With cutting-edge classrooms and labs, this 55,000-sq.-ft facility is the hub of operations for one of the nation's leading aviation training programs. Located at the East Texas Regional Airport (KGGG) with its 10,000 ft. runway and FAA control tower, the Abbott Aviation Center provides a perfect flight training environment for our professional pilot students. Of course, our Air Traffic Control and Airframe & Powerplant students also benefit by the close proximity to an active airport operations area. Our airport location also encourages our military alumni to fly in for a visit, giving our students the opportunity to see and touch high performance military aircraft.
Building on Our History
LETU has been preparing certified pilots and Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) mechanics for decades. That tradition is now carried out in an exceptional facility fully equipped to fuel the best in flight, aeronautical engineering, air traffic control and aircraft maintenance education. Located just across from where LeTourneau University's history of aircraft maintenance and flight training began, the Paul and Betty Abbott Aviation Center provides the ultimate in aviation equipment, flight simulators, ATC simulators, airplanes, helicopters and maintenance labs.
The LETU School of Aeronautical Science is committed to excellence, from its outstanding record of safety to its nationally recognized quality and achievement - and its facilities are no exception. From its flight dispatch area to its air traffic control tower lab, the Abbott Center houses a close-knit community of faculty and students who share a love for aviation. It is home to the future pilots, aircraft engineers, aircraft mechanics, and air traffic controllers who will safely design, maintain, navigate and monitor the airplanes in our skies for decades to come.