Kansas State University - Polytechnic Campus

Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus, Centennial Road, Salina, KS, USA

30 aircraft flight school which is in partnership with major airlines


Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License, Instrument Rating, Multi Engine, Flight Instructor course

International Students


Aircraft fleet number


Aircraft fleet

Beechcraft Barons, Cessna 172s, Skyhawk 172, and Super Decathlon


Redbird Simulators, CRJ700 Simulator

Airline Partnership

Mesa Airlines, PSA Airlines, Piedmont Airlines, Republic Airline


Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Entry Requirements

At least 17 years old, High School Graduate, Able to write, read, and speak in English Language, Pass Medical Examination

The professional pilot program of Kansas State University - Polytechnic Campus is located in Salina Regional Airport, providing students direct access to a 12,300-foot runway – one of the longest in the nation and is also home to both parallel and crosswind runways.

Pilot Training Courses offered by Kansas State University - Polytechnic Campus:
  • Associate of Applied Science Major in Professional Pilot
  • Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology: Professional Pilot

Why should you pick Kansas State University - Polytechnic Campus for your Pilot Training:

Training is done in a huge fleet of 30+ aircraft, including Beechcraft Barons, new Cessna 172s, Skyhawk 172, and Super Decathlon. Moreover, the flight school is also equipped with two Redbird flight simulators. The flight training facility has a full-time maintenance staff in the hanger.

Their professional pilot program is one of the few programs in the country that offers students the opportunity to fly a Canadair Regional Jet, or CRJ700 simulator.

The University also offers scholarships. More than 87% of K-State Polytechnic students receive financial aid, so paying for tuition and flight hours is attainable.

Furthermore, the University received authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration to certify graduates who are eligible to apply for a restricted Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate.

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