What you can expect…
- Flexible Part time and Full Time Education
- Goal support, not just achievement tracking.
- Integrity, Teamwork, and Audacious Goal Crushing
We are One Crew.
Flex Air Aviation was founded by Charlie Copeland on the belief that flight training is more than just how to fly an airplane. It’s about joining a community, becoming a respected professional, and not just a job. Since Flex Air’s humble beginnings of one plane and a family loan in 2016, our company has doubled in size every year following. In 2018, Charlie met Paul Wynns, and decided to team up to take Flex Air to the next level. Together, we added operations in San Diego, CA and Amarillo, TX with the main base location in Manhattan, KS. Through it all, as Flex Air leadership we have yet to lose focus on our belief that every student pilot is an individual. In aviation, every pilot’s work/life goals are unique so therefore the career paths may also vary. At Flex Air, we measure our success by the career opportunities that we create for every student.
We are an aviation company led by minorities and veterans focused on increasing minority representation in every corner of our industry. We seek out industry partners and hiring managers most closely aligned with our core beliefs of equity, inclusion, and diversity. We create career opportunities for all students no matter what their background.
We’re driven by our commitment to values.
People first, respect for all • Hard work, no shortcuts • Teamwork • Accountability • Community • Personal approach to training • Adaptability, resiliency, and innovation • Do the right thing • Mastery of the fundamentals • Career outcomes matter most • Remember the prize
Paul Wynns, CEO
Our goal is to be a leader in all-electric aviation pilot training, operating the eFlyer line of all-electric training aircraft by 2025. With our quiet, zero-emission aircraft, Flex Air will have the ability to deliver safer and more affordable training to our students while making a positive impact in our communities.
Charlie Copeland, COO
Flex Air supports the goals, aspirations, and dreams of every Flex Air student pilot. We train the next generation of safe, skilled, and professional pilots. We also continue our commitment to being instrumental in removing barriers to inclusion and diversity wherever found in the aviation industry. We are simply the best in aviation pilot training.
The Flex Air Core Mantras
that we live, teach, and fly by.
- We train hard, every day. There are no shortcuts in aviation career. Nobody is going to build our skills for us. It’s up to us to put in the hard work every day.
- We succeed as a crew. Aviation career is a team sport. We back each other up in our successes and hold each other accountable for our mistakes.
- Master the fundamentals. We treat every maneuver, procedure, and rule with respect and give them our full effort and focus.
It’s about careers and opportunity. We measure our success by the aviation career opportunities we create for every student.
- Remember the prize. We set clear career goals, and pursue them relentlessly. Aviation training is a long path and we’ll keep our eyes on our objective every step of the way.
Meet the Flex Air Fleet!
We keep our plane costs reasonable so your education costs are reasonable. We use the planes that get the job done every time. Meet our Cessna 172s and our multi engine planes, the Beech 95 Travel Air.
Tier 1 Training Planes
Used for Standard IFR/VFR.
We keep our plane costs reasonable so your education costs are reasonable. Meet our Cessna 172s, which we use for PPL, IR, COMM, and CFI courses.
Multi Engine Training Planes
Multi-Engine Training Machine
We use the planes that get the job done every time. Meet our multi engine trainer, the Beech 95 Travel Air, which we use for Complex Aircraft COMM training, AMEL, and MEI courses.
Electric Plane, Coming Soon!
For our advanced students
We’re a launch customer for the eFlyer 2, a clean, renewable energy, electric training aircraft, manufactured by industry leader Bye Aerospace. Our new fleet will feature Garmin G500TXi flight decks and Soteria whole-aircraft emergency recovery parachute systems. This translates into safer, more efficient training for our students on every flight, in all weather conditions. Service entry for our eFlyer fleet is scheduled for 2025.
We’re a reflection of our student’s success…
See the Career Journeys' of Flex Air Students
Jason DuVernay, Pilot for Frontier airlines
As a Flex Air Mentor, Jason wants to make sure Flex Air students are on the path that fits their needs and desires. He does that by building off a wealth of experience, that hasn’t always been pretty.
Career placement? Our partnerships set us apart.
Our strategic partners and hiring network will get anywhere in the aviation industry.