Part 141 Flight Training

Air Associates of Kansas is pleased to offer two types flight instructions. Prospective students may choose from Part 61 or Part 141, each is titled after their corresponding regulations by the FAA.


Part 141

To become a Part 141 certified flight school, Air Associates was subjected to strict scrutiny by the FAA of our:

  • Syllabus
  • Instructors
  • Facilities
  • Aircraft

This is done to ensure that every aspect of our training program GUARANTEES the best possible learning environment for our students.  Because of this strict FAA supervision, a Part 141 certified training facility’s students are able to earn their pilot licenses in fewer hours.  Part 141 schools are subject to regular audits by the FAA and must meet minimum pass rate on the practical exams.

Part 61

Part 61 flight instruction is less stringently guided by the FAA.  Any FAA-approved flight instructor, whether associated with a flight school or not, may train a student under Part 61 regulations.  Part 61 instruction is often more flexible, allowing the instructor to modify instruction to meet student’s goals.


Part 141 Benefits

  • Private/Sport license can be earned in as little as 35 hours (40 hours required for Part 61).  Note:  Industry average for obtaining a license is 60-80 hours.
  • For instrument rating, the 50 hour PIC Cross-Country requirement is waived, a potential savings of up to $7,000.
  • A portion of instrument training can be completed in a simulator to minimize costs and maximize retention.
  • During commercial training, 190 hours are required vs 250 hours for Part 61, a potential savings of $8,000.

Career Pilot Part 141

  • Part 141 will give you the fast pace and structured training environment desired by career-pilots
  • Air Associates has the top-of-the-line take home ground school study course
  • Part 141 will save you the most money by the reduced hour requirements
Whether you are looking for a sport or private license to fulfill a dream or plan to become a career pilot program, Air Associates has everything you need!


Additional Resources:
Flying Magazine Article
AOPA Article




10 thoughts on “Part 141 Flight Training

  1. I’m interested in purchasing a flight training program for my son as a gift. He spent 5 years in the Marines working on C-130’s as a Crew Chief Mechanic and is currently a junior in the Aerospace Engineering program at KU. He’s 25. I’m not sure what level I want for him. However, I would like him to at least like him to get his private license at a minimum
    Thanks for the info.

    1. Thank you for your interest. Our apologies for the delayed response. Our Assistant Chief Flight Instructor to reach out to you today to help identify the best fit for your son. We have a lot of great programs.

  2. From your website I established that Air Associates of Kansas is a Part 141 flight school. Could you please confirm if you can accommodate foreign students?

  3. I am a type 1 diabetic how would that affect me on getting a private pilot license? Also about how much would it cost to get a private license?

    1. In general, a person with Type 1 diabetes cannot obtain a Private Pilot License based on the FAA Medical Examination. We would suggest that you consult with a certified FAA Medical Examiner for a more definitive answer.

  4. Hello, my name is zhang zhao with Chinese, glad to meet you! I want to go to your company before the end of this month training according to private commercial instrument aerobatic, and get my license. I have a private license in Chinese – airplane single engine land. In any case I will start training in your company from the private(airplane).

    So I have three questions to ask you to answer:

    1. Can you give me an I-20 do? because I need to go to the embassy to handle my student visa(M). If not, I can apply for a tourist visa to train your company? Because the United States for Chinese tourists travel is 10 years multiple entry visa.

    2. You can send me private deliberations about prices?

    3.the end of this month to your company’s time is appropriate?

    thank you !

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