Kilo Charlie Aviation Private Pilot Training Program offers the most experienced flight instructors dedicated to crafting the best pilots. Your flying lessons will take you to new destinations, and our program will guide you through the process to assure your course completion and get your private, commercial, instructor or multi-engine pilot license.

The number of airports and air spaces within reach is extensive throughout Southern Kansas City. With a Private Pilot Certificate, you are cleared to fly a US-registered aircraft anywhere in the world, day or night, weather conditions permitting. Our Scenario-Based Flying Lessons help accomplish this by designing your training around the actual flight patterns airline employers use. While training to get your private, commercial, instructor, or multi-engine pilot license You will travel to different locations and experience different air spaces to become a well-rounded pilot capable of becoming a successful airline pilot.


When you complete your Private Pilot Training at Kilo Charlie Flight Training, you will be confident in your abilities and ready to advance to your next rating program. A Private Pilot Certificate allows you to fly in Visual Flight Rule (VFR) conditions, which is the absence of clouds and other meteorological disturbances. In order to fly an aircraft in adverse weather conditions a private, commercial, instructor or multi-engine pilot license won’t be enough, you must have your Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) rating to be Pilot in Command during a non-VFR flight.

40 HRS



10 HRS


  • ForeFlight Application Included

  • KING Ground School Included

  • Insurance Included

The Instrument Flight Rules Rating (IFR) Program is designed to quickly and efficiently transform a Private Pilot into one who can take on clouds and adverse weather conditions. You will train at one of our flight schools in New Century, KS, or Lee’s Summit, MO. in busy and complex airspaces that will build your confidence as a pilot in command. This flight rating will enable you to fly only by references of the aircraft’s instruments. Gain a distinct advantage in your flying lessons with the modern features in the Cirrus aircraft including; Multi-Functional Flight Displays, Terrain and Traffic Warning Systems and XM weather.





After earning your IFR Certificate, you will fly confidently in clear or cloudy skies. You will also be eligible to begin your Commercial
Pilot’s Certificate Program.


We don’t just teach you to the test. Our Commercial Certification Program is a rigorous curriculum of classroom, simulator, and in-flight training, designed to instill a thorough respect for both the aircraft and the skies. Our instructional staff is renowned for their safety ethic and their professional approach. It is our goal to make sure you are well versed in every aspect of flight training. Your success and reputation as a pilot are a testament to how well we teach pilots.

Our Career Pilot Program students receive additional educational enrichment opportunities. Attend our ongoing ground classes and learn about a variety of topics such as avionics systems, engine systems, weather, aerodynamics, and more.





Kilo Charlie Flight Training offers Instructor Ratings to advance our students into their time building phase to reach airline standards. Employers seek quality pilots that demonstrate a deep working knowledge of the aircraft and related procedures. Flight Instructors are considered higher qualified because they are relearning and teaching someone the intricacies of the aircraft on a daily basis. They are constantly being challenged and tested as they guide an aspiring pilot through their flight training from private pilot licenses to their own flight instructor training. Kilo Charlie offers the following Instructor ratings that allow full growth potential for all our pilots.

The requirements for your Flight Instructor Certificate are:

The Certified Flight Instructor Certification Course qualifies you to instruct in single engine aircraft. This course of training is a highly structured and comprehensively designed to prepare commercial pilots for their role as flight instructors.

CFI – Certified Flight Instructor

Applicant will receive 15 hours of flight training and 40 hours of classroom instruction Ground school training includes all of the subject areas included in the Private and Commercial program including; the learning process; elements of effective teaching; student evaluation; course development; lesson planning; psychology of learning; night training techniques; classroom instruction techniques; maintaining student records; and authorizations and limitations.

MEI – Multi-Engine Instructor

Kilo Charlie’s Kansas City multi-engine instructor rating program adds multi-engine privileges to your existing Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Certificate. This program provides all necessary ground and flight instruction for tasks required by the Multi-Engine Instructor Practical Test Standards.

This program provides the low multi-engine experience pilot with the multi-engine flying lesson time necessary to meet the MEI flight time requirement of 15 hours multi-PIC.

CFII – Certified Flight Instructor Instrument

The Instrument Flight Instructor Certification Course at our flight schools is the ultimate asset as an instructor. It offers another source of income and increases your professionalism. Development of the skills and other tools are necessary to effectively instruct students seeking an instrument rating.


The multi-engine pilot is in ever-increasing demand. Our Multi-Engine Course is designed to make you a competent multi-engine pilot with a major emphasis on proficiency and flying a multi-engine aircraft safely.

You will receive around 7 hours of flight instruction in multi-engine aircraft, 5 hours in the advanced flight training device (simulator), and 7 hours of ground and or classroom training at New Century Air Center.

Ground school training includes preflight preparation and procedures; aerodynamics; complex aircraft systems; airplane performance and limitations; aeromedical factors; stall and spin awareness; flight maneuvers; emergency procedures; simulated emergency procedures and limitations; and ground operations.


At Kilo Charlie Aviation Flight we use A RealSim SR20 GTS Flight Simulator as an integral part of our flight training lessons. The RealSim SR20 Flight Simulator is an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) and can be logged as flight time for most licenses, ratings and proficiency training.

Our simulator training programs have been designed and implemented under the guidance of a 40-year aviation veteran. During his career, Jeff Bushnell has been in charge of developing and operating simulator programs for both the Air Force and the airline industry. We have incorporated the same methodology to make our simulator training programs the most advanced in civil aviation.

Basic Training

Consisting of normal procedures in the aircraft, pilots learn how to properly complete checklists and flows. Airport and radio procedures are also completed during this training. Pilots are taught the correct way to communicate with ATC as well the best times to contact them for entering airport environments. Pilots will also learn flying lessons in the simulator such as the most efficient way to setup the aircraft for different flight maneuvers including landings.

Advanced Training

This training primarily consists of emergency procedures. Pilots will learn the best way to handle all of the different abnormal and emergency procedures they might face with real-world flying. During this training, pilots will be faced with many different scenarios which will build skill and knowledge on how to properly handle these emergencies. The simulator allows pilots to be prepared for just about anything!

Trent Kinney
Trent Kinney
As Kilo Charlie’s Student Advisor, Trent 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.

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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