About Ideal Aviation
Ideal Aviation is a full service aircraft rental, flight training, fractional aircraft ownership, and aircraft maintenance & avionics facility serving both present and future pilots at St. Louis Downtown Airport (KCPS), just minutes from the Gateway Arch.
Our facility spans 3 hangars, and we have over 20 CFIs on staff to meet all your training needs. Our growing fleet currently includes ten aircraft (fixed wing single and multi-engine, and rotary), and we also have FAA Certified flight simulators for those rainy days!
"I began my flight training when I acquired Ideal Aviation in 2011, and I have since earned my private, instrument, and multi-engine ratings. I use our planes for business and for personal trips … it’s been a fantastic opportunity to combine work with pleasure!"
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I love flying at Ideal and it’s a truly wonderful flight school!
Beautiful facility Help was great. Had some maintenance done on our V Tail and mechanic was amazing.
I did a discovery flight with Steve. He was incredibly welcoming, positive, optimistic, encouraging, all the good stuff. The facilities were great, the aircraft in great shape. I’ve not yet begun formal lessons, but I had a tremendously good time and look forward to continuing my education here.
Amazing planes and service as always at Ideal Aviation
Excellent FBO with great people, excellent service, flight instruction, and aircraft rentals!
Great instructors, nice facilities. Highly recommended
The people that work there are very nice and helpful And make it a very relaxing atmosphere