Augusta Flight Center

Yes, We Offer Discovery Flights!

A 30-minute flight with one of our instructors, and you’ll be at the controls for most of it! You’ll also receive a First Flight Certificate and starter logbook. Up to three passengers, depending on weight.
In-flight photos are encouraged!
(Longer flights available upon request)

$100 +tax
Book yours today by calling
316-733-4080 
or email us at augustaflightcenter@gmail.com

Click below to pay an invoice.

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

Joe Bertapelle, Owner
CFI, CFII, MEI
Caravan Instruction
(Plane not provided.)

Rusty Carbaugh
Office Manager, CFI

Brandy Donaldson
PT Admin, PPL

Don Avis
CFI

James Badgett
CFI

Lisa Blasi
CFI

Juan Diaz
CFI

Morgan Dirienzo
CFI

Ed Fernett
CFI, CFII, MEI

Matt Healy
CFI

Brady Mounts
CFI, CFII

Jess Reynolds
CFI, CFII, MEI

Matthew Schmid
CFI

Chris Stalica
CFI, CFII

Brent Storrer
CFI, CFII

Alex Tsakr
CFI

Tony White
CFI

2020

30 Solos, 36 Licenses/Ratings and counting…

AFC First Solo!
Jon Boulanger (R)
October 16, 2020
N6654H, C-172M
Augusta, KS (3AU)
Instructor: Joe Bertapelle (L)
AFC First Solo!
OUR 2020 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
Roxana Linares (L)
October 13, 2020
N214LF, Alarus CH 2000
Augusta, KS (3AU)
Instructor: Jess Reynolds (R)
AFC First Solo!
Elizabeth Giger (R)
October 13, 2020
N757UT, C-152
Augusta, KS (3AU)
Instructor: Lisa Blasi (L)
AFC First Solo!
Ryan Trowbridge (R)
October 5, 2020
N6654H, C-172M
Augusta, KS (3AU)
Instructor: Rusty Carbaugh (L)
AFC First Solo!
Jake Schmidt (R)
October 4, 2020
N181TT, C-172F
Augusta, KS (3AU)
Instructor: Rusty Carbaugh (L)
New Private Pilot at AFC:
Mateo Lockley (L)
October 4, 2020
N757UT, C-152
Instructor: Matthew Schmid
Examiner: Tony Condon (R)
AFC First Solo!
Lisa Eddy
October 2, 2020
Augusta, KS (3AU)
Instructor: Morgan Dirienzo
New CFII at AFC:
Jonathan Chiansi (R)
N533SJ, C-172N
September 30, 2020
Instructor: Joe Bertapelle (L)
Examiner: Jerry Griggs
New Private Pilot at AFC:
Brock Hampton (L)
N6654H, C-172M
September 29, 2020
Instructor: Lisa Blasi (R)
Examiner: Jerry Griggs
New Private Pilot at AFC:
Jerry Elmore
N533SJ, C-172N
September 24, 2020
Instructor: Alex Tsakr
Examiner: Tony Condon
New Private Pilot at AFC:
Rebekah Harris
September 12, 2020
Instructor: Brad Ragan
Examiner: Jerry Griggs
New Private Pilot at AFC:
Alex Perez (L)
N757UT, C-152
September 12, 2020
Instructor: Juan Diaz
Examiner: Dave Tiday (R)
AFC First Solo!
Adelia Jones (R)
N3045X, C-150
August 28, 2020
Instructor: Lisa Blasi (L)
AFC First Solo!
Amanda Mudra (R)
N3045X, C-150
August 21, 2020
Instructor: Brent Storrer (L)
AFC First Solo!
Sterling Hisey
N533Sj, C-172N
August 25, 2020
Instructor: Morgan Dirienzo
New CFI at AFC!!!!!
Rusty Carbaugh (L)
N757UT, C-152
August 25, 2020
Examiner: Jerry Griggs
Instructor: Tony White (R)
AFC First Solo!!!
Jerry Elmore (L)
N533SJ, C-172N
August 17, 2020
Instructor: Alex Tsakr (R)
New Private Pilot at AFC:
Cutter Bedford (R)
N757UT, C-152
August 14, 2020
Instructor: Don Avis
Examiner: Dr. Lawrence Lay (L)
AFC First Solo!
Niko Chapas (L)
August 12, 2020
C-150, N3045X
Instructor: Brad Ragan (R)
New Light Sport Pilot:
Kevin Stout
August 11, 2020
N789PS, Piper LSA
Instructor: Brady Mounts
Examiner: Dr. Lawrence Lay
AFC First Solo!
Mateo Lockley (R)
11 August, 2020
C-152, N757UT
Instructor: Matthew Schmid (L)
AFC First Solo!
Alex Perez (R)
4 August, 2020
C-152, N757UT
Instructor: Juan Diaz

New Private Pilot at AFC:
Jason LaCoss
N533SJ, C-172N
2 August, 2020
Instructor: Brady Mounts
Examiner: Dr. Lawrence Lay

AFC first solo!
Daniel Slaton
26 July, 2020
C-172N, N533SJ
Instructor: Brady Mounts

New Private Pilot at AFC:
Christopher Grimwood (R)
N6654H, C-172M
23 July, 2020
Instructor: Juan Diaz
Examiner: Dave Tiday (L)

AFC first solo!
Rebekah Harris
20 July, 2020
C-172N, N533SJ
Instructor: Brad Ragan

New CFI at AFC:
Sergey Zhilkin (C)
N757UT, C-152
13 July, 2020
Instructor: Joe Bertapelle (R) 
Examiner: Dave Tiday (L)

AFC first solo!
Kyle Vincent
14 July, 2020
C-172N, N733TK
Instructor: Morgan Dirienzo

In conjunction with AFC, the Air Capital Eagles of IAC 119 are pleased to announce the 2020 Aerobatic Scholarship Winners!
($500 each for aerobatic training)

AFC first solo!
Brock Hampton
N6654H, C-172M
22 June, 2020
Instructor: Lisa Blasi

New Commercial Pilot at AFC:
Zach Carney (R)
17 June, 2020
N6654H, C-172M
Instructor: Joe Bertapelle
Examiner: Dave Tiday (L)

New Private Pilot at AFC:
Donavan Ransom (R)
N733TK, C-172N
13 June, 2020
Instructor: Don Avis 
Examiner: Lawrence Lay (L)

New Commercial Pilot at AFC:
Rusty Carbaugh (L)
N733TK, C-172N
05 June, 2020
Instructors: Tony White, Joe Bertapelle
Examiner: Tony Condon (R)

AFC first solo!
Joe Mills
N80764, C-172M
03 June, 2020
Instructor: Morgan Dirienzo

New Private Pilot at AFC:
Dan Richardson (C)
N733TK, C-172N
02 June, 2020
Instructor: Juan Diaz (R)
Examiner: Dave Tiday (L)

New Private Pilot at AFC:
Russell Allen (R)
N533SJ, C-172N
31 May, 2020
Instructor: Don Avis 
Examiner: Lawrence Lay (L)

New Private Pilot at AFC:
Ryan Sauerbrey (C)
N80764, C-172M
29 May, 2020
Instructor: Morgan Dirienzo (L)
Examiner: Dave Tiday (R)

AFC first solo!
Hallie Yeubanks (L)
N733TK, C-172N
23 May, 2020
Instructor: Don Avis (R)

AFC first solo!
Alex Herod (R)
N757UT, C-152
18 May, 2020
Instructor: Lisa Blasi (L)

New Private Pilot at AFC:
David McCune (R)
N6654H, C-172m
17 May, 2020
Instructor: Juan Diaz
Examiner: Dave Tiday (L)

AFC first solo!
Robert Fleetwood
N533SJ, C-172N
16 May, 2020
Instructor: Don Avis

AFC first solo!
Daniel Richardson
N733TK, C-172N
10 May, 2020
Instructor: Juan Diaz

New Private Pilot at AFC:
William Dobson (R)
N533SJ, C-172N
9 May, 2020
Instructor: Don Avis
Examiner: Tony Condon (L)

New CFI at AFC!
Brenda Sanchez
9 May, 2020
N80764, C-172M
Instructor: Tony White
Examiner: Jerry Griggs (R)

AFC first solo!
Dallas Holloway
6 May, 2020
N533SJ, C-172N
Instructor: Jess Reynolds (L)

AFC first solo!
Brendan McGreevy (L)
6 May, 2020
N533SJ, C-172N
Instructor: Juan Diaz (R)

New Instructor!

Emma Zhao (L)
6 May, 2020
N3045X, C-150F
Emma needed a place to finish up her instructor checkride; we were very happy to make that happen and 1.2 hours hours later she’s a CFI!
Examiner: Jerry Griggs (R)

New Commercial Pilot at AFC!

Ismael Arrocha (R)
3 May, 2020
N733TK, C-172N
Instructor: John Roper (L)
Ismael needed a plane to complete his training and take his checkride when his flight school in Kansas City shut down. Glad we could help!
AFC first solo!
Logan Green
15 April, 2020
N6654H, C-172M
Instructor: Juan Diaz
New Private Pilot at AFC!
David Brink (L)
30 April, 2020
N757UT, C-152
Instructor: Tanner Campbell (R)

New CFI at AFC!
Lisa Blasi (L)
27 March, 2020
N80764, C-172M
Examiner: Jerry Griggs (R)
Instructor: Tony White

AFC first solo!
Donavan Ransom (R)
24 March, 2020
N733TK, C-172N
Instructor: Don Avis

AFC first solo!
Jason LaCoss (R)
March 21, 2020
N789PS, Piper LSA
Instructor: Brady Mounts

New CFI at AFC!
Jonathan Chiansi (R)
5 March, 2020
N80764, C-172
Instructor: Tony White
Examiner: Jerry Griggs

AFC first solo!
Donny Dichristopher
March 1, 2020
N533SJ, C-172
Instructor: Andrew Danner

New instrument rating!
AFC Office Manager Rusty Carbaugh

28 February, 2020
N733TK, C-172
Instructor: Joe Bertapelle
Examiner: Jerry Griggs

AFC first solo!
Ben Boyles
27 February, 2020
N533SJ, C-172N
Instructor: James Badgett
Airport: KEWK

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

New CFI at AFC:
Morgan Dirienzo (L)
11 February 2020
Instructor: Tony White
Examiner: Mike Tevis

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)

New Private Pilot at AFC:
Courtney Jo Crane (L)
January 25, 2020
N757UT, C-152
Instructor: Kevin Betts
Examiner: Jerry Griggs (R)

New Private Pilot at AFC:
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

New Private Pilot at AFC:
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)

New Private Pilot at AFC:
Austin Gutierrez (R)
January 3, 2020
Instructor: Taylor Spangler (L)
Examiner: Mike Tevis

First AFC Private Pilot 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