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The Club has several flight instructors authorized to teach in the Club’s planes. Each of these instructors is also a Club member. These instructors are not Club employees, but are simply authorized by the Club to teach in Club aircraft.

Our instructors can help you get your private pilot’s license, an instrument rating, or an advanced rating like a commercial license or a flight instructor certificate. With many thousands of hours between them, our CFIs can help you become a safer and more proficient pilot.

Because our instructors are not Club employees they set their own rates, but most generally charge between $50 and $60 per hour. Payment is made directly to the CFI, typically via cash or check, though some may take credit cards.

All of the Club flight instructors are highly experienced and teach for the enjoyment that teaching brings.  All hold FAA certifications to teach in single-engine and multi-engine airplanes, and to teach instrument flying. Feel free to contact any of our instructors with questions or to schedule instruction time.

Please Note:

  • NOT ALL INSTRUCTORS TEACH IN ALL PLANES
  • NOT AL INSTRUCTORS WILL TAKE ON NEW STUDENTS
Trevor Henson

Trevor soloed at age 16, and had a CFI certificate by age 19. He is a 2014 graduate of the Kansas State Aviation Program. In his relatively short teaching career, he has totaled up more than 1,000 hours of instruction. When not teaching flying, Trevor flies a Phenom 100/300 for Executive Air Shares.

Reach Trevor at 309-258-6181, or by email

Kevin Kissinger

Kevin, the Club’s Chief CFI, started to fly in 1974 when he joined a flying club and learned to fly a Cessna 150 for fun. Kevin became an instructor in 2000 and recently earned his CFI-I rating. Kevin strives to provide pleasant and challenging training that enables pilots to reach their aviation goals.

Reach Kevin at 660-864-6136 or by email

Sarah Owens

In her “real life” Sarah is an Air Traffic Controller at the Kansas City Air Route Traffic Control Center.  In 2007 she ventured to the other side of the scope and quickly attained commercial, instrument, and various flight instructor ratings. In addition to sharing her love of flying with her students, she shares her enthusiasm for flying through her involvement with Pilots ‘n’ Paws, Challenge Air, Women in Aviation, and Girls with Wings.

Reach Sarah at 913-271-4802 or by email

Chad Thompson

Chad found his passion for flight instruction while serving in the Air Force as C-130J and MQ-1B instructor and evaluator pilot.  After separating from the military in 2022, his enthusiasm for flying naturally led him to GA flying with FCKC where he uses his CFII and CFMEI experience to help build confident, capable, and safety-minded aviators.  He is a full-time Southwest Airlines first officer and a part-time Air Force Academy recruiter/mentor and lives in Overland Park with his wife and 4 kids.

Reach Chad at 724-462-4766 or by email

Steve Wynne

Steve is an instructor who believes in a holistic approach to learning and is passionate about getting people involved in aviation.  Steve is a full time Garmin Avionics Support Specialist and a part time CFI-I with aviation mechanic experience.  He truly believes that “Any day you can talk about airplanes, is a good day.”  Steve is available on week days after 4pm and weekends for all training needs including high performance/complex endorsements, primary, and instrument training.  He is qualified to teach and checkout in all airplanes in the FCKC fleet.

Reach Steve at 815-212-3531facebook or by email

Pete Parbel

Pete has been flying GA aircraft since 2002 and has been a military aircraft Navigator since 1999. He works part-time as a CFI with FCKC, a tow pilot with the Midwest Soaring Association, and as a Mission Pilot, Safety Officer and Ops Officer in the MOWG Civil Air Patrol. When he’s not in an airplane, he works as a Hydrologist for the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, MO

Reach Pete by email