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 to fly as a  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, our 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 Hutchinson (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.


Certified Flight Instructors

Skylar Caldwell, 970-237-1269, CFI

Tim Schmidt, 316-833-1996, CFII, ATP

Chad Johnson, 316-293-6788, CFII, MEI, ATP

Ron Peters, 620-241-7738, CFII

Stan Zortman, 620-655-0875, CFI, Ground Instructor


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