Learn to Fly! St. Charles Flying Service, St. Charles, MO



Since 1968, St. Charles Flying Service has helped thousands of people reach their professional and recreational aviation goals. Our flight school is the only FAA Approved Part 141 Flight School in The St. Louis Metro Area, offering flight training in single and multi-engine aircraft from Light Sport to Airline Transport Pilot, ground school courses, VA approved flight training utilizing your GI Bill and more. At St. Charles Flying Service you’ll get superior training from highly-trained instructors in a friendly, professional environment. Stop Dreaming and Start Flying, at St. Charles Flying Service.

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We love hearing from you, our customers. Here are some comments and feedback gathered from around the web about people’s experiences at St. Charles Flying Service.

Check out this 5 star Google+ review by David Kincade: Best flight training, maticulously maintained rental aircraft at great rates, best stable of aircraft in the area. I got my private certificate here, and just finished up a new endorsement. SCFS in a professional, we'll run organization. Safety and service are obviously top on their list. No, I don't work there. See the review on Google+ by clicking the link below.
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Check out this 5 star Google+ review by Nathaniel Hibner: I received training for my private pilot license this past year and could not have asked for a better experience. The instructors are incredibly knowledgable, helpful, and flexible. The business has many aircraft to rent and the location gives you a lot of great options for short cross country trips. They have all the information you need on their website and they even use an online booking system for their aircraft. If you are trying to earn your license in the STL area, this is definitely the place to go. See the review on Google+ by clicking the link below.
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Check out this 5 star Google+ review by Geoffrey Gallaway: Great staff that's happy to help you learn to fly and keep improving your skills. See the review on Google+ by clicking the link below.
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Check out this 5 star Yelp review by David K.: I drive past 2 other airports to get here. SCFS is a top-notch, professional organization. Safety and quality instruction is paramount. No, I do not work... See the review on Yelp by clicking the link below.
St. Charles Flying Service, Inc. - Portage Des Sioux, MO
Specialties: St.Charles Flying Service a certified FAA part 141 Flight School capable of training Veterans, Alien student approved by SEVIS programs with M-1 Visa's utilizing courses from Sport Pilot through Airline Transport Pilots…

New Addition to the Fleet – N117PB

The latest addition to our fleet is this beautiful Cessna Cutlass 172RG. This plane is the perfect platform for complex or instrument training and well-equipped for cross-country missions – cost effective, capable, easy to fly, and has many updates including a Garmin 530W. Come out to the field, meet with an instructor, and get checked out to fly! See more details here.


Pumpkin Drop a Smashing Success!

Our seventh annual Pumpkin Drop and Airport Open House was a tremendous success! Thanks to all who participated, volunteered, and to our many guests who visited St. Charles County Smartt Airport on Saturday, October 24. Be sure to check out our Facebook page to learn who won and see more pictures. See you next year!



AOPA Flight Training Loans Available

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has announced the availability of flight training financing through a new program developed by the AOPA Aviation Finance Company. The funds can be used for everything from starting and finishing primary training to advanced training, such as instrument training or obtaining a commercial certificate. With competitive rates at 7.74 to 12.99% and up to an 84 month payment schedule, you’re goal of learning to  fly just got closer!

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