Challenge Yourself and Climb Higher

Robert Renfro, a seasoned commercial and corporate pilot, co-founded Kilo Charlie Aviation in 2020 with Andrew Konicek. Their goal: establish the finest flight school in the world. Together they knew that to do this the industry needed to gather the finest certified flight instructors, the best-qualified aircraft mechanics, and an experienced support crew.

Today, Kilo Charlie Aviation, centrally located in Kansas City, the heart of the Midwest, is regarded as the premier school for all levels of flight training. Flight enthusiasts from all over the world come to Kilo Charlie Aviation to get their private pilot license, obtain their instrument rating, become certified flight instructors, and learn about flight at all levels.

What makes us Different?

At Kilo Charlie Aviation we have an ethos. We want to instill flight knowledge in our students at every level. We also want them to experience the thrill of flight, and the potential they have to make this a career. Regardless of your professional background and the rest of your life commitments—family, friends, profession—the ability to fly can only make it better.

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Our Team

Robert Renfro
Robert Renfro
Chief Revenue Officer
Drew Konicek
Drew Konicek
Chief Executive Officer
Chris Distin
Chris Distin
Director of Operations
Greg Laudick
Greg Laudick
Administrative Director
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What People Are Saying

Great guys all around. Knowledgeable at helping me fulfill a dream to fly since I was a teenager (I’m now 46). Every time I fly I think about how awesome it is to be in the air. I’ve flown with Hunter and Ryan. Both are excellent at instructing and I continue to learn a lot with each flight. Keep up the good work!

Steve Haake

I can’t say enough good things about Kilo Charlie. I was coming from out of town to complete my private pilot license. So I wanted to get done as quickly as possible so I could get home. Robert and team accommodated my schedule superbly. From zero hours to licensed was less than 4 weeks.

Alex Staley

Great Flight School! All instructors care about your success. It feels like a family here. Everyone is helpful. Awesome fleet of planes! Perfect location to learn with ATC, runways, and variety of air traffic. This place will help you stay on a budget and get your license for less than most other places.

Dan Gulley
Trent Kenny
Trent Kenny
As Kilo Charlie’s Director of Operations, Trent and his team of training advisors are your guides to beginning your journey into the world of aviation. Regardless of your background, they will assist you in charting a course to achieve your aviation dreams.

Talk to a Training Advisor

Our goal at Kilo Charlie is not only to be the best flight school in the Midwest, but the preferred flight school of pilots all over the U.S., and all over the world. Visit us today. We’ll show you why we are the fastest-growing flight school in the area