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Training & Rentals

Ideal Aviation offers the broadest array of flight training options in the St. Louis area. Our fixed wing program includes technically advance aircraft, both single and multi-engine, featuring Garmin 1000 avionics, and we also fly Cessna 172s with the traditional six pack. We provide rotary wing training, too, in the modern Guimbal Cabri G2, a European helicopter designed specifically for training.

With almost 20 CFIs on staff, we can help you earn every rating from Private Pilot through CFI in fixed or rotary wing aircraft.

Our instructors are safe, knowledgeable, and helpful.
Whether you’re on an ATP track, or just someone who has always wanted to learn to fly, Ideal has a solution for you!

We work with Flight Training Finance LLC to help with financing needs as well! Click the image below for the application!

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I love flying at Ideal and it’s a truly wonderful flight school!

Stacie S.

Beautiful facility Help was great. Had some maintenance done on our V Tail and mechanic was amazing.

Maria A.

Yelp Review

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.

Alex A.

Google Review

Amazing planes and service as always at Ideal Aviation

Mike P.

Facebook Review

Excellent FBO with great people, excellent service, flight instruction, and aircraft rentals!

Cecilia E.

Facebook Review

Great instructors, nice facilities. Highly recommended

Blake V.

Google Review

The people that work there are very nice and helpful And make it a very relaxing atmosphere

Don B

Facebook Review
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