Welcome to the Festus Airport!

We are located south of St. Louis in Festus, Missouri, just outside of the St. Louis Class “B” Airspace. We have many services to offer including Ground School, Aviation Fuel, Jet A, Hangar Rentals (both T-Hangars and Inside Hangar Space Available), Airplane Maintenance and Other Special Events.




FAA Identifier: FES

FAA Identifier:FES
Lat/Long:38-11-41.7950N / 090-23-07.5350W
38-11.696583N / 090-23.125583W
38.1949431 / -90.3854264
Elevation:433 ft. / 132.0 m (surveyed)
Variation:02W (2020)
From city:2 miles S of FESTUS, MO
Time zone:UTC -5 (UTC -6 during Standard Time)
Zip code:63028

Ground School Classes


Private Pilot Classes

The Private Pilot Ground School course, taught by Certified Flight/Ground Instructors, is designed to provide the student with basic knowledge in areas such as: Theory of Flight, Weather, Aircraft Systems, Operation, Navigation, Flight Planning, Safety, FAA Regulations and many more. Successful
completion of this course will enable the student to take the FAA Private Pilot Written Exam. This course is taught by by FAA Certified Instructors with hundreds of hours of flight instruction experience and pilot hours flown. Their experience includes not only basic flight instruction, but also instrument flight instruction. They are rated for both single and multi-engine aircraft.

Students must be AT LEAST 15 years of age to receive a sign-off to take the FAA Private Pilot Written Exam and may then qualify within 24 months, at the age of 17 to receive a Pilot Certificate. This requirement is in compliance with the FAA Regulations. In addition, students must be able to read and write fluently in English. (FAA Regulations state “English is the International Language of Flight Communications”)

Learn everything you need to know to take the FAA written exam
and start flying in 10 lessons.

For more information, email one of the instructors:

Paul Karasek: pkarasek@festusairport.net

Starting November 4th, 2021

6:00 p.m.
Thursday  Nights
Instrument Pilot Class – Coming Soon!

10 Weeks (1 night per week)
$275 plus materials