Taranis can be used to control airplanes, helis, multicopters, boats, cars, yes.
The particular model you linked is a “BNF” which is shorthand for “bind-n-fly.” You need a compatible transmitter to “bind” to the model.
All you need to fly the Apprentice S 15e right away is a DSMX compatible transmitter like the Spektrum™ DX6.
Horizon Hobbies is geared to steer you towards Spektrum radios - they’re the same company I believe. Not sure what is involved in using another brand of Tx.