The Fort Leavenworth Army Flying Activity (FLAFA) offers an unique opportunity to obtain a fixed wing private pilot’s license while at Fort Leavenworth. With one of only two flying activities left on Army installations nationwide, this is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of this training. The Flying Activity office and operations are located at Sherman Army Airfield (SAAF) in the military hangar at the north end of the airfield. SAAF maintains a 5,900 foot lighted concrete runway with instrument approaches. Facilities and aircraft are available to members 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Services include enclosed and heated hangar space; tie down ramp, fuel (100LL), aviation oil, flight planning assistance and pilot materials available for purchase.
We offer a special opportunity for FAA Certified Rotary Wing Pilots to transition to a fixed wing license with as little as 20 hours of training. We also offer a program of five hours of training for spouses or Family members to learn to land an aircraft should the need arise.
This on-post flying activity offers competitive rates, convenience and expertise at one location. Contact the Flying Activity to determine eligibility, training, experience and testing requirements for student pilots, recreational pilots and private pilots. The Fort Leavenworth Flying Activity office and operations are located at Sherman Airfield in the Military Hanger. Sherman AAF maintains a 5900 foot lighted concrete runway with instrument approaches. Facilities and aircraft are available to members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
1000 Chief Joseph Loop, Sherman Army Airfield, northeast side of post, Building 132, the large red hangar.
Fort Leavenworth, KS-66027
Mailing Address - Fort Leavenworth Flying Activity, P.O. Box 3065, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, 66027
Phone: (913) 912-3242
Open hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Flight operations 24 hours daily, 7 days a week
* Sheltered hangar space
* Tie down ramp
* Fuel (100LL)
* Aviation oil
* Flight planning assistance
* Pilot materials available
Learn to fly:
Getting a pilot's license: Most members earn their private pilot's license within months. Some complete the process in as little as six weeks. Requirements for a pilot's license: Be at least 16 to fly solo and 17 to obtain a private pilot's license. Pass a FAA class III medical exam, a written exam and flight test. FAA minimum flight of 40 hours. Have at least 20 hours of dual instruction and at least 10 solo hours. In addition to initial flight instruction the Flying Activity will help you pursue other advanced ratings such as instrument training or convert from rotary wing to fixed wing in about 20 hours.
* Club activities include: Fly-ins
* "Wings" programs
* Right arm course
* Safety seminars
* Regular meetings
* Social events
Membership is available to all eligible MWR patrons. The initiation fee can be waived if you have a letter of good standing with another military flying club. Single membership or family membership available.
Flight instruction, ground school and training video tapes are available to club members. The club will assist members in preparation for a pilot's license test or advanced ratings. Airplanes and fuel are available anytime. Planes are scheduled on a first come first serve basis. Scheduling is done via the internet.
* FLAFA Aircraft Online Scheduling
* Federal Aviation Administration
* Aviation Safety Reporting System
* National Transportation Safety Board
* Naval Approach Magazine
* Army Safety Center
* Navy Safety Center
* Air Force Safety Center
* Marine Corps Safety Division
* Coast Guard Safety & Environmental Protection