It’s all about Thrill, High Speeds
and Top Level Risk

You are only as good as your employees

Kilo Charlie Aviation represents the finest assembly of flight professionals you will find anywhere. From certified flight instructors to experienced mechanics to a seasoned support crew, our staff represents the best knowledge, the most intense focus, and the finest professionalism.

Our curriculum incorporates volumes of flight knowledge with a rigorous program of classroom, simulator, and in-flight training. When you leave us, you are steeped in skill, experience, and safety—all the elements of a confident pilot. You will never truly leave, though. At Kilo Charlie Aviation our students always come back for more instruction.

We are a diverse group of individuals with a passion for flight training and instilling that passion in others. 

Leadership Team

Robert Renfro
Robert RenfroChief Operations Officer
Drew Konicek
Drew KonicekChief Business Officer
Chris Distin
Chris DistinChief Pilot
Adam PiepkeDirector of Maintenance
Greg Laudick
Greg LaudickVP of Marketing

Flight Instructors

Braedon Mathys
Braedon MathysCFII
Tristin Smith
Tristin SmithCFII
Thomas Murphy
Thomas MurphyCFII
Jimmy Record
Jimmy RecordCFI
Joseph Cox
Joseph CoxCFI
Ryan Botz
Ryan BotzCFI
Treyton CoatsCFI
Zack PeckCFII
Peter ParbelCFI
John StefansenCFII/MEI

Flight School Administration

Melissa Heller
Melissa HellerAdministrative Coordinator
Kerry PhillipsFlight Training Coordinator

WEST Aircraft Maintenance

Landon Reeder
Landon ReederMechanic
Logan Baker
Logan BakerMechanic
Trenton Kinney
Trenton KinneyParts Manager
Joshua KennedyParts Manager

From the Crew at Kilo Charlie:

“Becoming a member of the staff at Kilo Charlie Flight School is a statement on your career and abilities, whether you are a Certified Flight Instructor, a seasoned mechanic, or part of the support crew. We only bring on professionals who show is a passion for creating the best pilots. Everything we do is directed towards that goal.”—Drew Konicek, Chief Business Officer, Kilo Charlie Aviation

Greg Laudick
Greg Laudick
As Kilo Charlie’s Student Advisor, Greg and his team of training advisors are your guide to beginning your journey into the world of aviation. Regardless of your background, they will assist you in charting a course to achieving 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

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