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Hesston College Aviation advocates the joy of flight. We teach and model the skills, principles and attitudes of safe, responsible, thoughtful airmanship. We live and work within a community of faith pursuing the college’s mission.

Learning Environment

Newton City-County Airport

Located 15 minutes from campus, the Newton City-County Airport (KEWK) exposes students to a wide variety of traffic and serves as a reliever for Wichita’s Dwight D. Eisenhower Airport. There are 30 other airports within 30 miles ranging from 1500 foot grass strips to 10,000 foot airline-served runways. This allows many learning opportunities!

The Hesston College training facility offers private briefing rooms to meet one-on-one with your instructor. The facility houses five single and multi-engine aircraft and an FAA-approved Advance Aviation Training Device (AATD).

Fleet and Rates, Aviation Course Fees, Tuition, Flight Training Prerequisites

Program highlights

Aviation as Mission, Mountain Flying, Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) and more

Flight training for international students

Careers – What can I do with an aviation degree?

Aviation Faculty

Mike Baker, Amy Birdsell, Bob Harder, Travis Pickerill

Staff flight interns and key contacts

Fritz Lehman, Dylan Todd, Austin Troyer, Suzanne Burch and Charles Hostetler


Hesston College has several endowed scholarship to assist aviation students. In addition, students may apply for assistance from a variety of other organizations that also offer scholarships.


Hesston College is an official SkyWest Airlines Partner School, offering students from Hesston’s aviation program a more streamlined and efficient pathway to transition into a flying career at SkyWest through the Pilot Pathway Program. SkyWest Airlines is a passenger airline company that operates in partnership with Delta Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines.


Hesston College offers you exceptional preparation to get your career in aviation off to a flying start. To schedule a tour of our facilities, including a free introductory flight, and to learn more about getting your aviation degree at Hesston, call the Aviation Department at 316-283-6161 or email us at aviation@hesston.edu.