Augusta Flight Center

Discovery Flights – $100 (+ tax)

A 30-minute flight with one of our instructors, and you’ll be at the controls for a big part of it! You’ll also receive a First Flight Certificate and starter logbook. Up to three passengers, depending on weight. Military & First Responders save $10.00.
(Longer flights available)

Book yours today by calling 316-733-4080 
or email us at ltfktdw@gmail.com

2020 Scholarship Recipient:
Roxana Linares

AFC Private Pilot Scholarship Award
Tony White, AFC owner (L), Roxana Linares (C), Instructor Jess Reynolds (R).

Roxana’s second lesson with CFI Jess Reynolds in N214LF, our Alarus CH2000.

OUR FLEET

AFC has a large and well-maintained fleet at great hourly rates.

PILOT SHOP

We carry a wide variety of the SWAG pilots love! We can place special orders if we don't have an item you'd like.

SPECIALS

Check our Specials Page often for great deals and discounts.

AFC INSTRUCTORS & STAFF

Tony White
Owner, CFI

Rusty Carbaugh
FT Admin, PPL

Brandy Donaldson
PT Admin, PPL

Don Avis
CFI

James Badgett
CFI

Joe Bertapelle
CFI, CFII, MEI, Gold Seal

Tanner Campbell
CFI

Andrew Danner
CFI

Morgan Dirienzo
CFI

Carlo Felicione
CFI, CFII

Ed Fernett
CFI, CFII, MEI

Matt Healy
CFI

Brady Mounts
CFI, CFII

Jess Reynolds
CFI, CFII, MEI, Gold Seal

Brent Storrer
CFI, CFII

Abe Vidulich
CFI, CFII

2020

New CFI at AFC!
Morgan Dirienzo (L)
11 February 2020
Instructor: Tony White
Examiner: Mike Tevis
Morgan will be available full-time for all your flight instructing needs.

New Pilot at AFC:
Logan O’Beirne (C)
18 February, 2020
N533SJ, C-172
Instructor: Don Avis (R)
Examiner: Tony Condon (L)

AFC First Solo!
William Dobson (R)
February 6, 2020
N733TK, C-172
Instructor: Don Avis (L)

New Commercial Pilot at AFC
Jie ‘Jeff’ Liu (R)
31 January, 2020
N6654H, C-172
Instructors: Juan Diaz, Andrew Danner
Examiner: Tony Condon (L)

AFC PPL Checkride
Courtney Jo Crane (L)
January 25, 2020
N757UT, C-152
Instructor: Kevin Betts
Examiner: Jerry Griggs (R)

AFC PPL Checkride
Bryant Westbrook (R)
January 25, 2020
N214LF, Alarus CH-2000
Instructor: Jess Reynolds
Examiner: Dr. Lawrence Lay (L)

New Light Sport Pilot!
Doug Sutton
January 25, 2020
N789PS, Piper LSA
Instructor: Tanner Campbell
Examiner: Dr; Lawrence Lay

AFC PPL Checkride
Matt Moore (C)
January 25, 2020
N80764, C-172
Instructor: Don Avis (L)
Examiner: Tony Condon (R)

AFC first solo!
Kevin Stout (L)
January 16, 2020
N789PS, Piper LSA
Instructor: Juan Diaz (R)

AFC PPL Checkride
Austin Gutierrez (R)
January 3, 2020
Instructor: Taylor Spangler (L)
Examiner: Mike Tevis

First AFC PPL Checkride of 2020!
Brandy Donaldson (R)
January 2, 2020
N733TK, C-172
Instructor: Andrew Danner
Examiner: Kirby Ortega (L)

2019

33 Solos, 23 Licenses/Ratings

AFC first solo!
Yasha Moridi (L)
December 17, 2019
N733TK, C-172
Instructor: Carlo Felicione

New Private Pilot at AFC!
Mike Silveira (R)
December 22, 2019
N757UT, C-152
Instructor: James Badgett
Examiner: Dr. Lawrence Lay (L)

AFC first solo!
Amy Serna
December 6, 2019
N80764, C-172
Instructor: Abe Vidulich

New Private Pilot at AFC!
Linden Blank (R)
December 6, 2019
N733TK, C-172
Instructor: Don Avis

First solo!
Elyse Beeken (R)
December 5, 2019
N757UT, C-152
Instructor: James Badgett (L)

First solo!
Chris Harris (R)
December 3, 2019
N1490S, C-182P
Instructor: Brad Ragan (L)  

First solo!
Dharmendra Sagar (R)
November 25, 2019
N757UT, C-152
Instructor: Juan Diaz (L)

New Private Pilot at AFC!
Brent Grismer (L)
November 27, 2019
N533SJ, C-172N
Instructor: Don Avis   
Examiner: Dave Tiday (R)

First solo!
Russel Allen
November 24, 2019
N533SJ, C-172N
Instructor: Don Avis

New Private Pilot at AFC!
Nick Kilby (L)
November 23, 2019
N733TK, C-172
Instructor: Abe Vidulich

First solo!
Ben Dibel (R)
November 5, 2019
N533SJ, C-172
Instructor: James Badgett (L)

First solo!
Doug Sutton
November 1, 2019
N789PS, Piper LSA
Instructor: Tanner Campbell

New AFC Private Pilot!
Sage Hill (R)
October 13, 2019
N80764, C-172
Instructors: Tony White, Jim Badgett

First solo!
Reynolds Gardner
October 7, 2019
N80764, C-172
Instructor: Joe Bertapelle

New AFC Private Pilot!
Clayton Kulp (R)
October 11, 2019
N80764, C-172
Instructor: Abe Vidulich

First solo!
Brandy Donalsdon
October 19, 2019
N533SJ, C-172
Instructor: Don Avis

First solo!
EP Nel
September 3, 2019
N80764, C-172
Instructor: Abe Vidulich

First solo!
Logan O’Beirne
September 7, 2019
N6654H, C-172
Instructor: Tom Wu

New AFC Private Pilot!
Mikel Mucha (R)
September 27, 2019
N733TK, C-172
Instructor: Ed Fernett

First solo!
Austin Gutierrez
August 22, 2019
N733TK, C-172
Instructor: Taylor Spangler (L)

First solo!
Mike Silveira
August 25, 2019
N757UT, C-152
Instructor: James Badgett (R)

First solo!
Linden Blank
August 28, 2019
N733TK, C-172
Instructor: Don Avis (L)

AFC re-solo!
Bryant Westbrook
August 22, 2019
N214LF, Alarus
Instructor: Jess Reynolds

New AFC Private Pilot!
A. J. Luinstra
August 22, 2019
Examiner: Dave Tiday (R)
Instructor: Don Avis

First Solo!
Ian McNulty
August 21, 2019
N733TK, C172
Instructor: James Badgett

First solo!
Edwin Henrie
August 8, 2019
N214LF, CH2000
Instructor: Jess Reynolds

First solo!
Brooke Williams
August 19, 2019
N733TK, C-172
Instructor: Don Avis

First solo!
Cutter Bedford
August 18, 2019
N757UT, C-152
Instructor: Tom Wu

PPL check ride passed!
Dalton Brasser (C)
July 29, 2019
Examiner: Dave Tiday (L)
Instructor: James Badgett (R)

Commercial checkride!
Morgan Dirienzo (L)
July 31, 2019 
Examiner: Jerry Griggs
Instructor: James Badgett (R)

First solo!
Jon Boulanger
August 3, 2019
N1490S, C182
Instructor: Joseph Bertapelle

PPL check ride passed!
Dave Newsom (R)
July 12, 2019
Examiner: Dave Tiday (L)
Instructor: James Badgett

First solo!
Brent Grismer
July 15, 2019
N733TK, C-172
Instructor: Don Avis

First solo!
Charles Hamilton
July 23, 2019
N80764, C172M
Instructor: Abe Vidulich

New Private Pilot at AFC!
Blake Renner (L)
July 1, 2019
N733TK, C-172
Instructor: Don Avis
Examiner: Kirby Ortega (R)

New Private Pilot at AFC!
Kanon Jones (L) 
June 24, 2019
N214LF, Alarus CH 2000
Instructors: Tony White, Joe Bertapelle 
Examiner: Mike Tevis (R)

CFI check ride passed!
Matthew Healy (L)
June 24, 2019
N789PS, Piper LSA
Instructor: Joe Bertapelle
Examiner: Dale Bleakney (R)

First Solo!
Andrew Bliss (R)
June 12, 2019
N6654H, C-172
Instructor: James Badgett (L)

New Private Pilot at AFC:
Eric Keen (L)
June 2, 2019
N733TK, C-172N
Instructors: Tony White, Abe Vidulich

First Solo!
Gordon Bannon (L)
June 19, 2019
N6654H, C-172
Instructor: James Badgett (R)

First Solo!
Giovana Bilda
April 14, 2019
N757UT, C-152
Instructor: Tony White

New Commercial Pilot:
Steve Fritzson (R)
June 2, 2019
N533SJ, C-172N
Instructor: Joe Bertapelle

First Solo!
Courtney Crane 
April 19, 2019
N757UT, C152
Instructor: Kevin Betts

New Pilot at AFC:
Hunter Waite
April 14, 2019
N733TK, C-172N
Instructor: James Badgett

New Pilot at AFC:
Loren Chenoweth 
April 20, 2019
N733TK, C-172N
Instructor: James Badgett

First Solo!
Alan Burdue
April 5, 2019
N80764, C-172N
Instructor: Joe Bertapelle

New CFII at AFC:
Sergey Zhilkin
April 1, 2019
N533SJ, C-172N
Instructor: Joe Bertapelle

First Solo!
Nick Kilby 
April 25, 2019
N80764, C-172M
Instructor: Abe Vidulich

New Pilot at AFC:
John Hervey (R)
March 5, 2019
N789PS, Piper LSA
Instructor: Joe Bertapelle

First Solo!
Freeman Harrison
March 9, 2019
N533SJ, C-172N
Instructor: Joe Bertapelle

First Solo!
Blake Renner
March 10, 2019
 N733TK, C-172N
Instructor: Don Avis

First Solo!
Daniel Downing
March 21, 2019
 N733TK, C-172N
Instructor: Tony White

New Comm Pilot:
Shir Karmon (L)
March 1, 2019
N6654H, C-172M
Instructor: Don Avis

New Pilot at AFC:
Rusty Carbaugh
March 5, 2019
N757UT, C152
Instructor: Tony White

First Solo!
Brayden Payne
March 1, 2019
N757UT, C-152
Instructor: Tony White

2018

New Private Pilot:
Dan Johnson
December 6, 2018
N80764, C-172M
Instructor:
Brad Ragan

New Private Pilot:
Timothy Beck
December 8, 2018
N757UT, C-152
Instructor:
Dan McCrillis

First Solo at AFC:
Eric Keen
December 12, 2018
N757UT, C-152
Instructor:
Tony White

First Solo at AFC:
Mikel Mucha
December 17, 2018
N757UT, C – 152
Instructor:
Ed Fernett (L)

Private Pilot at AFC:
Austin Raetzel
November 5, 2018
N80764, C-172M
Instructor: Dan McCrillis
Examiner: Dale Bleakney (R)

Private Pilot at AFC:
Jerry Proffitt
November 24, 2018
N80764, C-172M
Instructor: Brad Ragan (L)
Examiner: Jerry Griggs

Love is in the air:
Mitch and Meghan

Marriage proposal
N757UT, C-152
November 29, 2018
Congrats!

AFC Private Pilot:
Jie Liu
October 22, 2018
N80764, C – 172M
Instructor: James Badgett
Examiner: David Tiday

AFC First Solo:
Rusty Carbaugh
October 11, 2018
N757UT, C – 152
Instructor: Tony White

Instrument Pilot at AFC:
Steve Fritzon
October 19, 2018
N6654H, C-172M
Instructor: Joe Bertapelle
Examiner: Jerry Griggs

What to Expect During Your
Flight Training

  • As a Student Pilot, you'll work directly with one of Augusta Flight Center's (AFC) flight instructors. You'll learn aerodynamics, flight maneuvers, aircraft systems, FAA regulations and a lot more!
  • A Home Study Course-available at AFC-is recommended to prepare you for the FAA Written Test. Your instructor's job is to prepare you for this test, as well as the Oral and Practical Tests (Checkride).
  • FAA training requirements for the Private Pilot License are a minimum of 40 flight hours (20 with your instructor); as part of that you'll do night and instrument training, required flight maneuvers, towered airport landings and dual and solo cross country flights.
  • Most training flights are scheduled in 2-hour blocks and include a pre-flight and post-flight briefing. For knowledge retention and cost effectiveness, it's recommended to schedule 2 to 3 flights a week.
  • Nothing is required to begin training, however a Class III flight physical will be required before your first solo.
  • AFC offers training for the following licenses, ratings and endorsements:
    -Light Sport Pilot
    -Private Pilot
    -Instrument
    -Commercial
    -CFI/CFII
    -Tailwheel/Aerobatic
    -Complex
    -High Performance

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