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Fort Leavenworth Aero Club

Aero Club Information

The Fort Leavenworth Aero Club is a self-sustaining NAF activity. The activity has successfully trained pilots for private, instrument, commercial and instructor ratings. Personally-owned aircraft can be hangared or tied down at the airfield. The Flying Activity also has several aircraft that can be rented for training and personal travel.

This on-post activity offers competitive rates, convenience and expertise at one location. The Aero Club offers rental aircraft, flying lessons for private pilot and instrument ratings as well as the rotary to fixed wing transition, 100LL fuel, and hangar space for privately owned aircraft. The Aero Club owns and operates two Cessna 172 aircraft, and keeps instructors on contract.

Facilities and aircraft are available to members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Aero Club Brochure

To view the Aero Club brochure, click HERE! 

Aero Club Programs

Aero Club Programs:

  • Rotary fixed wing add-on
  • Military equivalency
  • Private pilot training
  • Introductory flights
  • Recreational aircraft rental

*Flight check outs for current military fixed-wing aviators are quick and easy! 

Service Price
Club Membership $25 month
Hanger Rental $200 month
Cessna $115 hour
Instructors $35 hour
Tie Downs $25 month


Private Pilot License

Who can get a private pilot license?

Anyone who an take and pass the FAA written and practical exams and can meet the following critera: 

  • 17 years of age or older
  • Pass FAA Class 111 physical examination
  • Read, speak and understand English

What can I do with a Private Pilot License?

Your Private Pilot License lets you fly and carry passengers in most single-engine, land-based airplanes, in good weather conditions. Private pilots are authorized to fly in and out of any public airports in the United States. 

How long does it take to get a Private Pilot License?

The minimum amount of flight time the FAA requires before a student can take the practical exam is 40 hours.  However, the national average is closer to 65-70 hours.  If a student flies an average of two hours a week, it would take approximately 20 weeks to build the required time.  The key to finishing more quickly is to fly frequently and regularly, and to keep your ground school paced with your lessons. 

Who will teach me to fly?

The Aero Club has flight instructors on contract.  Aero Club insructors are experienced pilots who have passed rigorous FAA exams. 

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