Kirtland Aero Club Flight Center


Have you ever dreamed of becoming a pilot?

Flying the open skies for many is a lifetime adventure, and multidimensional activity that can be enjoyed on many levels. From sightseeing to technical flying, the dream can be a reality and a path to an exciting career opportunity. The Kirtland Flight Center is a full service recreational flight training facility offering a complete line of professional aviation courses, pilot supplies and economical aircraft rentals.


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Flight Center Services


  • Aviation Courses

    The Kirtland Flight Center aviation courses feature
    the most recent Jeppesen training materials, including the Guided Flight Discovery Program for private pilots. Our courses are FAA approved under CFR Part 141. Depending on the course, students may be eligible for financial assistance through the Veteran’s Administration (VA) flight training program. We’re also experienced at handling vocational grants, loans and claims.

  • Video Courses

    The Kirtland Flight Center maintains current King Video Courses for FREE in-house use by members. These include:
    • Private Pilot
    • Instrument Pilot
    • Commercial Pilot
    • Flight Instructor
    • Airline Transport Pilot
    Additional video reference material from Jeppesen and King Schools is also available for free in-house viewing. In a hurry? Don’t worry- we have two viewing systems for member convenience!

  • Ground School Courses

    Ground Schools are offered on a regular basis for the Private Pilot Course. Instrument and Commercial Courses are offered as demand warrants.

  • Discovery Flight

    You can take a 30 or 60 minute flight with a professional flight instructor. Call to reserve a seat or request additional information. Limited to 1 discovery flight per customer.


 Type  HP  Seats  Speed*  Cost/Hr.
C-172 (T-41C) 210 2 115 $127
C-172 (T-41C) 210 4 115 $130
C-172 (T-41C) GPS 210 4 115  $132
C-182RG 235 4 148 $164
C-182Q 230 4 135 $157

*Speed (knots) quoted for 65% power at 8,000’ MSL.

Ground Instruction
$26/hour

Single Engine Flight Instruction
$39/hour

The Kirtland Flight Center offers block rates for members who establish and maintain a pre-paid account balance. The block rate is 10% less than the standard hourly rental rate for aircraft.

Elite Computer Trainer
FREE

Membership Eligibility

Active Duty
Retired Military
DoD Employees
Federal Employees on KAFB
Active Reserve Forces
National Guard
Contract Personnel
Civil Air Patrol
U.S. Customs
Sandia Labs Employees
ROTC
Dependents of the above

Membership Fees

A one-time initiation fee of $50 is collected when you join. This fee may be waived with a letter of good standing from another Department of Defense Aero Club or Flight Center. Payment for activities and supplies are due as services are rendered and can be made by cash, check or credit card. Membership dues ($15) are billed via credit card monthly.

Safety Meetings

Members are required to attend a monthly safety meeting. Members are alloted two missed meetings. Missed meetings may be made up by watching the safety meeting video or reading the minutes. Safety meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the AFRL, unless otherwise notified.