Learn to Fly

McPherson provides great opportunity for men and women of all ages to make the dream of flying come true. If you want to get a foot in the door for a career in aviation, or if you simply want a license for your flying hobby, McPherson Airport has the resources you need.

A 1978 Cessna 152 is available for your rental at $75.00/hr (wet) to complete your training. The 152 is a great, stable airplane for beginning pilots, and the cost compares favorably with the surrounding area.

With a 5,500 foot North/South paved runway, as well as a 2,500 foot East/West grass strip, the airport provides a wonderful setting to acquire all the skills necessary for your pilot's license. Geographically, McPherson is located in the perfect spot to experience airports of all shapes and sizes. Salina (SLN) and Hutchison (HUT) with control towers only 30 miles away, allow you to receive control tower training without having to make a day trip out of it. Also, having the Air Capital of the World-Wichita only 50 miles away, a short flight brings you to a city overflowing with aviation history and opportunity.

With a new, dedicated hire in our flight instructor (CFII) position, Quinn Bowers is at your disposal to work with your schedule. Born and raised here in McPherson, he knows the area like the back of his hand. As a graduate from Hesston College with an Associate degree in Aviation, he is easily qualified to provide the necessary training for you to safely earn your private pilot certificate, sign off for instrument check rides, and provide Instrument Proficiency checks, as well as instrument training for commercial certificate.

If you've always dreamed of being a pilot, McPherson Airport can make your dreams a reality. We're looking forward to seeing you out here!