Flying Lessons at Manhattan Regional Airport, KS
Flex Air’s lowest cost Kansas Flight School.
Flight Training at Manhattan Regional Airport, KS
Manhattan Regional Airport in Riley County, Kansas, is the second-busiest commercial airport in Kansas. It is located about four southwest of downtown Manhattan and is owned by the city of Manhattan, KS.
Kansas's low cost airport for flying lessons:
Learn to fly at Flex Air Flight School (IATA: MHK, ICAO: KMHK, FAA LID: MHK)
Flex Air's Manhattan Regional Airport Pilot Training Programs
No matter whether you want to fly for work, or for fun, it all start's with a private pilot license. Begin your flight training at Manhattan Regional Airport with Flex Air’s Adventure Pilot program.
Become a Certified Flight Instructor at Manhattan Regional Airport with our Kansas CFI Academy .This is one of the quickest ways to get paid while building flight hours to meet the flight hour requirement to become a career airline pilot.
Build an aviation career, by becoming a commercial airline pilot, a corporate pilot or a cargo pilot at Manhattan Regional Airport. Flex Air Career Pilot Program will get you professional flight training and excellent job placement with our many industry relationships.
Already hold an FAA Commercial Rotor Certificate? Manhattan Regional Airport is a great place to get your reduced Fixed-Wing ATP with Flex Air's Kansas Rotor Transition Program.
Manhattan, KS Pilot Training
Whether you have never flown before or have completed training elsewhere, Flex Air can get you flying in Kansas right away!
Our Manhattan, KS flight school offers our most affordable housing and lowest cost flight training.
We also offer flight training at our Kansas City flight school at OJC.
Flex Air has been recognized as an AOPA Distinguished and Military Friendly® Flight School and both of our Kansas locations excel at flight training for former service members.
Manhattan, KS Regional Airport History
Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK), located in Kansas, was created in 1939 when its construction began with temporary grass runways. Dedicated in November 1940, it saw the establishment of its first terminal, the “Manhattan Municipal Airport” terminal, in 1953. The facility became a hub for Continental Airlines DC-3 flights in the same month. Numerous airlines have been operating from this airport since the 1950s. In 1979, to facilitate the new Boeing 737 service by Frontier Airlines, significant enhancements were made, extending the southwest end of runway 3-21 by 1,500 ft, and widening the entire runway by 50 ft. The runway includes 13 inches of concrete from 1963, with additional layers added in 1979 at the southwest end and widened regions. In 2015 and 2016, the current airline terminal was opened in two phases, replacing the one from 1997. This $18 million project increased the terminal’s capacity, offering three jet bridge parking positions from two gates, accommodating larger aircraft like the Boeing 737 or Airbus A320. The terminal upgrade also improved its services with expanded space for ticketing, baggage claim, car rental, and security screening.
Start flying in Manhattan, KS with Flex Air
Your first step to flying at Manhattan Regional Airport is a conversation with one of our Kansas flight training advisors. We are happy to answer all your questions and help get your flight training or aviation career started!