Black Sky Training is the premier Commercial Human Spaceflight trainer for flight crew and spaceflight participants. Private human spaceflight companies need competent, well trained crews and spaceflight participants to comply with safety regulations and to minimize the risks associated with such flights. One of the most effective means for minimizing risk in this industry is to have competent trained crews and passengers.

Black Sky provides advanced spaceflight training for spaceflight participants, flight crew and

Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLV) pilots using safe and effective methods developed by recognized industry leaders. Our courses have been developed and are taught by Master Certified Flight Instructors (MCFI), Doctor of Neurology, certified expert in Human Behavior and Advance Ground Instructors (AGI).

Our courses, facilities and vehicles are designed to maximize learning in a fun and exciting atmosphere. A successful training environment is one that is not boring or run-of-the-mill, it becomes a stimulating experience. From the first step into BST’s lobby, students will understand that it will be more than just “flight training”; it will be an adventure to remember forever.



Black Sky Training is a training company dedicated to providing the best training available for the private space industry. We believe training can and should be fun but we are not and do not provide entertainment. BST provides hardcore hands on training that develops competent, efficient and safe personnel.

We also believe that simulators, centrifuges and hypobaric chambers are only a part of the equation. They are useful teaching tools but, to achieve competency, a student must experience and have time in the real thing. This is why all BST courses include hands on time with real vehicles. Any course that provides only simulation is purely entertainment.

The goal of BST is to turn out personnel who we would trust to service and fly the vehicles we travel on.


March 28, 2013 – FAA/AST affirms commitment to safety with first ever course approval

Today the FAA awarded Black Sky Training the first ever safety approval for space training. This signals that the FAA/AST continues the commitment to safety for the flying public that began in 1958. “The flying public has come to expect the highest level of safety for its passengers, and training for the men and women whose job it is to transport passengers to and from their destinations. By establishing a standard protocol for training of the flying public and flight crews, they [the FAA/AST] have signaled the burgeoning space flight industry that nothing but the highest safety standards are to be provided to the passengers.”

Black Sky Chairman George Tyson went on to say “We continue with our philosophy of ‘train and train the right way’ by having several ground courses, as well as the flight courses currently in the approval process. “

Spokesman David Allen confirmed that Black Sky Training was working on course offerings that number well into the double digits, “we set out, at inception, to be the leaders in Space Flight Training, whether it is for the participants, flight crew, or pilots. And with this approval, and the pending courses, we are well on our way to fulfilling our goal of multiple training programs at multiple sites.”

September 20, 2012 – Oviedo,FL. – Black Sky Training is proud to announce the addition of Starr Aviation Insurance to its list of aviation insurance companies offering discounts to BST alumni. General Aviation pilots completing Black Sky Training’s Scenario Based Physiology Training will now qualify for a discount on their premiums. BST’s Scenario Based Physiology training allows the pilot to experience the symptoms and warning signs of hypoxia while flying in the safety of a hypobaric chamber. The Scenario Based Physiology course qualifies for inclusion in a pilots log book meeting the requirements of 14 CFR 61.31(g)(1). BST’s Master CFIs and AGIs provide the highest level of training to recognize and react to the potentially deadly effects of slow onset hypoxia for pilots and crew.

Starr Aviation has joined the growing list of insurance companies offering discounts to Black Sky Training students.

August 7, 2012 – Oviedo,FL – Black Sky Training announced today that they will begin offering a specialized series of courses for General Aviation pilots. This series is intended to fill the need for ongoing training as outlined by the FAA and NTSB at this year’s AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wis.

July 24, 2012 – Oviedo, FL – Black Sky Training announced today that it has begun to build its rocket powered flight trainer. After 6 years in development, BST’s pilot training course for rocket powered flight has been reviewed by the FAA and is now awaiting the prototype, and airworthiness certification to allow BST to receive a required Letter Of Deviation Authority. The LODA will allow BST to train student pilots for flight on board a rocket powered aircraft. The vehicle combined with an approved TCO is the linchpin in a rocket powered type rating.

April 13, 2012 – OCP/ Black Sky Training in conjunction with its training partner Dr. Paul Buza, a recognized expert in both DCI and hypobaric hypoxia, announced today that they have begun a study into the effects of hypobaric hypoxia on people taking neuro-psychiatric prescriptions. This study will determine if there is any change the patient’s physiological and psychological profile during high altitude flight.

April 2, 2012 – The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Orbital Commerce Project (OCP). The purpose of the agreement is “to promote safety in the Commercial Human Spaceflight industry through excellence in training and education.”