Find out more about In The Pattern Flight School and Rentals

214.817.1055  |

Where flying and excellence are
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We are a Flight School and aircraft rental/services business based at Denton Enterprise Airport in Denton, Texas. We are very proud to serve aviators from students to professional pilots with their needs. Our mission is to serve you through excellence.

We offer a nice variety of rental aircraft to fit your needs. Our rates are competitive and our airplanes are excellent.

Whatever your interests are in aviation, hit us up. We’d love to serve you and get to know you!

Sherman and Darren Gardner – Owners

The ITP Fleet

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Jill C

The Gardners are wonderful to work with! I love being a part of such a close knit group and the opportunities it provides for myself and Kyle. Thank you for bringing us into your community!

Jillian Clay

Renting from Sherman at In The Pattern is more than just a business transaction, it’s an experience. Every flight I’ve had in one of his planes has been a mini adventure and Sherman’s excellent personality and attitude will have me coming back for years to come.
Taylor Vaughn
Great people, great rates, and an amazing family to be apart of!
Kyle Welge
I have had the pleasure of doing business with Sherman Gardner and In The Pattern. My experience has been nothing but outstanding. Their aircraft are reasonably priced and well maintained. Sherman puts a lot of effort into ensuring that his renters are taken care of!
Eric Men
Sherman Gardner and In The Pattern are great and just fun to hang around with! He believes in creating community in aviation, not just offering rental airplanes or pilot services. I couldn’t have asked for a better guy to lead me back to my passion and hone my skills.
Cord Coronado
Beautiful facility!
Great instructors!
Lots of planes!
John Paine
Sherman has great planes and takes care of his clients. Fair rates, great set up and he’s a heck of a guy. Give ITP a try!
Rick Marcus
This is an amazing company! We love In The Pattern! A family friendly environment and awesome planes. We feel safe and sound with our pilot and these planes!
Becki Ruhlander
The whole experience has been the best I’ve had at any place I’ve rented an aircraft. The owner has done a fantastic job of building not just an aircraft rental service, but a community of local pilots who all share a passion for aviation. The aircraft are impeccably maintained to the highest maintenance standards, and there are a wide variety of aircraft to choose from. The pricing actually makes flying affordable for time builders, like me. In The Pattern is definitely the place to go!
Jordan Guerin
The best flying experience. Thanks Sherman for giving us such a great time. I'd fly with In The Pattern every day.
Ashirum Kavuma

The ITP Fleet

Block Rates Available

CFI checkout required for each airplane and a Non-Owner’s Renter’s Insurance Policy

Jabiru J230-SP


2010 Jabiru J230-SP

“Bindi” is an Australian built Light Sport Aircraft that sports 120hp and 120kts! She has glass panels and an autopilot! Get checked out in her and have some cross country fun!

$135 per hobbs hour/wet

3 Hour Minimum CFI Checkout Required

Cessna 152


1985 Cessna 152

“Blue Belle” is an amazing aircraft! She has the Sparrow Hawk conversion which sports a Lycoming 125 hp engine making her a powerful and capable 152! 

$130 per hobbs hour/wet

Simple CFI Checkout Required

Cessna 152


1977 Cessna 152

N24501 has the Sparrow Hawk conversion which sports a Lycoming 125 hp engine making her a powerful and capable 152, just like Blue Belle! 

$130 per hobbs hour/wet

Simple CFI Checkout Required

Cessna 172


1968 Cessna 172-I

“Princess Lima” is a really nice IFR airplane with a Garmin 430W with glideslope and KX155 with localizer. Four place intercom. Very popular renter, for good reason!

$165 per hobbs hour/wet

Simple CFI Checkout Required

Cessna 172


1968 Cessna 172-I

“Bo Peep” is a very nice IFR airplane with a Garmin 430W with glideslope and GNC-250XL GPS/COM. Four place intercom. Gorgeous airplane!

$165 per hobbs hour/wet

Simple CFI Checkout Required

Cherokee 180


1964 Piper PA 28 180B

“Gertie” is our first airplane in the ITP fleet! She is a great IFR airplane with Garmin 430W with HSI and KX155 with glide slope. Four place intercom. Good hauling airplane!

$165 per hobbs hour/wet

Simple CFI Checkout Required

Comanche 250


1961 Piper PA 24 250

Our Queen of the ITP fleet is “Brie”. She is an absolutely gorgeous Comanche 250. Brand new paint and interior. Garmin 430W coupled to an HSI, Garmin G5 Attitude indicator. 157 knot cruise.

$225 per hobbs hour/wet

5 Hour Minimum CFI Checkout Required 

Complex and High Endorsements Required

Piper Aztec


1963 Piper PA 23 250

Our 1963 Piper Aztec (PA-23-250) is a great multi trainer! Get that multi engine rating added to your license! Her panel has 2 Garmin G5’s, Garmin 430W and more! She is the PERFECT multi engine training platform!

$335 per hobbs hour/wet

Not available for open rental, however she is available for time building with safety pilot option.

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