Flight School

Discovery flights and flight lessons available

If you’ve ever wanted to experience the thrill and freedom of flight, Alpha Air Center is your destination for taking to the skies! Choose from a discovery flight to get your first taste of flying and operating an aircraft, or sign up for our Joplin flight school lessons for new and beginning pilots. You’ll gain valuable hands-on education and experience in flight school as you learn the ins and outs of operating an aircraft. Flight school training is provided by our local, certified instructors, who are happy to pass their experience and passion for flying onto you.

Whether you want to pursue your pilot’s license, or simply spend an afternoon learning and operating a plane while enjoying the view, we can help!

Online Flight School Schedule

Click Here to access Alpha Air Center’s web scheduler.

Benefits of Alpha Air Center’s
Flight School

  • Late Model Airplanes
  • The Best Local Certified Instructors
  • Quality, Safety Based Instruction

Our Flight School Planes

Piper PA-28 Warrior II
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Piper PA-28R Arrow
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Take a Discovery Flight for $59

30-Minute Introductory Flight – Call to Schedule

At Alpha Air Center’s flight school, you will train in modern low wing Piper airplanes. Our instructors are professionals equipped for training you from Private Pilot to Airline Transport Pilot.

Flight School Courses Offered:

  1. Private Pilot (PPL)
  2. Instrument Rating (IR)
  3. Commercial Pilot (CPL)
  4. Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
  5. Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument (CFII)

Private Pilot Course

The total costs to get a Private Pilot certificate will vary with the individual as certain standards must be met regardless of the individual’s ability and the time it takes. The national average is 60-70 hours. Student must be able to pass a medical exam. The average cost of flight school ranges from $6,000-$10,000 depending on how often the student flies.

The Private Pilot Course will include:

  • 40 hours in Piper Warrior
  • Pre/Post Flight Ground Instruction
  • Materials
  • Computer Test Fee
  • Airplane Cost
  • Check Ride Test Fee

Lessons can be paid as you go and we accept all major credit cards, cash, and checks.
Financing available through Pilot Finance, Inc.

When you are ready to start lessons call 417-623-3113 and you will be set up with an instructor to start flight school.

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Flight School - Arrow Interior

Flight School - Arrow GPS System

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