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 and economical aircraft rentals.

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April 2022

Monthly Flying Safety Meeting

April 6 @ 18:30 - 19:30
Mountain View Club, 22000 Club Rd SE
Kirtland AFB, 87117 
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The Flying Safety Meeting is held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Mountain View Club.  The general membership meeting begins at 1830 (6:30 PM). Food and drinks will be available at the Mountain View Club.  Please support them as they continue to support us for our Safety Meetings. Attendance at our monthly safety meetings is mandatory for club members to maintain flight currency. However, far from being onerous, these monthly meetings are great way to keep up…

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Website Maintenance

April 17 @ 22:00 - April 18 @ 00:00

The site may be temporarily unavailable while the website undergoes maintenance and upgrades. Thanks for your patience!

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Airplane Cleaning Day

April 21 @ 16:00 - 17:00
Kirtland Flight Center, 3400 Clark Ave. Building 333
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117 United States 
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Aircraft Cleaning Day is every third Thursday of the month at 1600. Come on out to the club to help Mike and the plane captains shiny up the planes and give them some TLC. They are the most visible sign of our club, so we want them to look good.  It's a safety issue too -- clean windows help us see and avoid.  Of course, clean planes fly faster, and we can all appreciate that. It's been taking about an…

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Hours of Operation:
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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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.

  • Video Courses

    The Kirtland Flight Center maintains current King Video Courses for FREE in-house use by members. 

  • 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  flight with a professional flight instructor. Call to reserve a seat or request additional information. Limited to 1 discovery flight per customer.

The following prices are effective as of 7 June 2017. Rates are subject to change due to fluctuations in fuel prices. Reduced rates are available! Receive a 10% discount on the “Regular Rate (Wet)” prices below (see Block Rate) when depositing a minimum of $500 into a block account.

Not sure if flying is for you? Try one of our Discovery Flights for only $149 /hr.

Aircraft Tail Number Regular Rate
Block Rate X-country Rate
(>3.0 hours)
T41C Mescalaro
(2-seat, 210 HP)
N7873N $149 /hr $135 /hr $118 /hr 115 KTS
T41C Mescalaro
(2-seat, 210 HP)
N7882N $149 /hr $135 /hr $118 /hr 115 KTS
T41C Mescalaro
(2-seat, 210 HP)
N7752L $149 /hr $135 /hr $118 /hr 115 KTS
T41C Mescalaro
(4-seat, 210 HP)
N7867N $152 /hr $138 /hr $118 /hr 115 KTS
T41C Mescalaro
(4-seat, 210 HP)
N7887N $152 /hr $138 /hr $118 /hr 115 KTS
Cessna 182Q
(230 HP)
N66MJ $175 /hr $159 /hr $138 /hr 135 KTS
Cessna 182RG
(235 HP, retractable gear)
N9849C $187 /hr $170 /hr $148 /hr 148 KTS

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

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 ($20) are billed via credit card monthly.

Safety Meetings

Members are required to attend a monthly safety meeting. Missed meetings may be made up by watching the safety meeting video or reading the minutes.