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.
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 Mid-Continent 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 six single and multiengine aircraft and an FAA-approved Advance Aviation Training Device (AATD).
CATS Testing Center
Hesston College offers FAA written exams at our in-house CATS testing center. Tests are available for all FAA pilot and mechanics tests.
Tests are given at Hesston College, Monday-Friday, by appointment. All FAA tests are $150, or $140 for AOPA members. Contact Hesston College to schedule your CATS test at 316-283-6161.
Directions to Hesston College’s CATS Testing Center.
Visit the CATS Testing home page for specific information.
Fleet and Rates, Aviation Course Fees, Air Traffic Control Course Fees, Tuition, Flight Training Prerequisites
Aviation as Mission, Mountain Flying, Airline Training Orientation Program and more
Careers – What can I do with an aviation degree?
- Mike Baker, director
- Amy Birdsell, aviation professor, department chair
- Bob Harder, aviation professor
- Travis Pickerill, aviation professor, chief flight instructor
Staff flight interns and key contacts