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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AOPA Awards SCFS Outstanding Flight School Honor

We were excited in January of this year when Nick Loftus, our Chief Flight Instructor, was awarded St. Louis CFI of the Year at the 10th Annual Midwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show.

Then, on October 4th the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) presented its third annual Flight Training Excellence Awards to top flight schools and flight instructors. This year more than 3,600 flight students participated in the voluntary AOPA online poll.

Out of an evaluation of 1,447 different flight schools, St. Charles Flying Service is extremely honored to learn that we are one of just 10 flight schools in the United States to receive the title of “Outstanding Flight School”!


SCFS President Dennis Bampton with the AOPA Award.
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Thanks to all our customers who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience with us through the AOPA online poll which led to this honor. We are committed to excellence in aviation, and your vote of confidence in our ability to help you reach your goals speaks volumes.

Airport Activity

Pumpkin Drop Results

The results are in! We had a total of 48 participants in this year’s Pumpkin Drop competition; up a few from last year. The CAF took two groups of riders in the B-25, and the EAA had a great crowd of interested folks. Congratulations to the TBM pilot and crew for two hits on the target. The B-25 didn’t do as well. Here’s a look at both of them making their run.

Our first place Pumpkin Drop winner is John Marshall. Using his own Tri-Pacer he won $380 cash. Second place went to John Moll in one of our airplanes and he took home $250. Third place went to Paul Herrell, also in one of our airplanes. Paul and his crew won $130. Ariel Henderson received a $100 gift certificate for winning our preflight contest.


Dennis with first place winner John Marshall and his crew

All in all the event was an absolute success and a great day at the airport. Thanks to all who participated.

We have a brand-new FAA approved Redbird flight simulator!


  • Private Pilot students can use the simulator to log up to 2.5 hours of experience for basic instrument training with a CFI
  • Students working on their instrument rating can use the simulator to log up to 10 hours of simulated IMC training with a CFI
  • If you are already Instrument Rated, you can use the simulator to log instrument experience without a CFI (if current)

Click here to learn more about how you can take advantage of this FAA approved Basic Aviation Training Device to save your training dollars while building proficiency.


AOPA AV8RS Program


Got a teen with an interest in aviation? Direct them to AOPA’s AV8Rs program. AOPA AV8RS are the “pilots of tomorrow.” To learn more about this teen-oriented program, click the image above. FREE membership for teens ages 13-18!

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