Our Pilot QuickStart program has you covered! Learn more below.


Have you always wanted to learn to fly, but didn’t think you had the time? Get the full experience. You will taxi, takeoff, fly to another airport and perform an assisted landing. But first we’ll teach you how.
 We supply all of the Self-Study Training Content – Flight Instruction Manual, online Videos, and web-based Tutorials. Then, after a condensed ground school and four sessions in our full-motion simulator, you’ll be ready for your graduation flight.


Program at a Glance

The Alpha Pilot™ Academy flight school has incorporated modern, full-motion flight simulators and cutting-edge flight training techniques to provide a fast track to the unforgettable experience of piloting an aircraft. For many participants, the Pilot QuickStart program will provide all of the fun and excitement of flying they will ever need. Others will find themselves hooked on flying and use the QuickStart program as an accelerated starting point for a more extended flying adventure. Most of the time, and all of the study, from the Pilot QuickStart program can count towards additional pilot certifications. The program can be completed in 5 days.

Session 1  |  Introduction to Cessna C-172, Skyhawk and Basic Aircraft Control


At the Plane: Flight controls and basic cockpit familiarization. In the Simulator: startup, checklist procedures, taxi, takeoff, turns, climbs, and descents.

Session 2  |  Improving Aircraft Control


In the Simulator: Intro to configuration changes, slow flight and approach.

Session 3  |  Basic Navigation


Area orientation. Navigation to another airport using direct-to GPS navigation. Set-up aircraft for approach. Prep to make a radio call in the airplane.

Session 4  |  Putting it all Together


In the Simulator: Basics of approaches and landings. Point-to-point flight.

Session 4  |  In the Plane


Dual –flight with minimal instructor assistance. Start-up, taxi, takeoff, fly to near-by airport, line-up to land, and perform instructor-assisted landing.

For a fraction of the cost and study time of traditional methods, Alpha Pilot academy will take you on an accelerated adventure that will culminate with YOU taking the controls of a modern Cessna C-172 Skyhawk airplane. With minimal instructor supervision, you will pilot the aircraft from engine start to arriving at your destination airport on a short graduation trip. Congratulations, you are a QuickStart Alpha Pilot! The cost is 
$649 for an individual $798 for two

What's Included
  • Four sessions in a full-motion flight simulator
  • A one-hour flight in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk airplane
  • Access to Cessna Web-Based Instruction modules: “The Main Parts of the Airplane” and “The Airplane’s Flight Controls”
  • Access to Web-based Training Videos
  • Self-study Reading Material
  • Cessna Pilot Logbook
  • Airport Signs and Markings sheet
  • Departure and Destination Airport Taxi Diagrams
  • Pilot Checklist for Cessna C-172
  • Guide for Making Radio Calls
  • NATO Phonetic Alphabet
  • Aeronautical Chart

Instructors and Fleet

From sightseeing to sight-setting

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The Program

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"Best flight school in the Kansas City area! Friendly and professional staff along with well-maintained and the most modern Cessna aircraft available for rental and instruction!"

K. Kitchens, Kansas City

"A very professional organization that provides excellent service. My experience has always been positive and the staff is always pleasant to work with."

R. Both, St. Louis

"Excellent instructors, excellent environment. Always felt welcome, and had plenty of help and support to achieve my goal of flight."

A. Coy, St. Louis

Alpha Pilot Academy is Kansas City’s premier flight school. APA is a a designated Cessna Pilot Center and a Part 141 flight school. Fill out the form to get started today!

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