A CUSTOMIZED FLIGHT EXPERIENCE TO FIT YOUR NEEDS.

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2014

10,382

22,084

74

Year Founded

Total Flight Hours & Counting

Total Landings

& Counting

FAA Pilot Licenses 

Achieved

WHAT WE OFFER

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Flight Training

We specialize in essential and progressive flight instruction. Elite can help you get your Private, Commercial and Multi-Engine Rating no matter how busy or complex your schedule may be, we  will custom tailor a flight training program to fit your needs.

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Aircraft Management

From single airplane owners to multi-aircraft operations, our team is ready to provide asset and management solutions. We will  deliver a custom-tailored program, ranging from turnkey operations to assistance with avionics or maintenance.  

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Aircraft Rental & Other Services

Rent one of our pristine aircraft to pilot yourself or sit back and relax as a professional pilot provides an unforgettable scenic tour. We offer many routes or create your own and trailblaze the sky!

 
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ABOUT US

Elite Flight Training and Aircraft Management, LLC is located in Kankakee, just 50 miles south of Chicago. We offer professional and customized flight training programs including one of Chicagoland's only Multi-Engine Accelerated course.  Founded in 2014 with a vision to bring a flight school to the south suburbs of Chicago,  Elite Flight Training continues to be one of the only complete flight institutions in the area.  Join us and make your flying dreams come true!

The Greater Kankakee Airport was established in 1962 and is currently home to over 100 private hangars, housing helicopters, single engine airplanes, ultralights, and turbine powered aircraft.  In 2013, the airport broke ground for the US National Guard and now houses 13 UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters. 

 

OUR TEAM

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BRIAN ROSE

Brian's story is unique, yet similar to many -- he was working in the corporate world but always had a passion for flying.  He started taking lessons in 2004 and obtained his Private and Instrument Pilot Certificates.  From there, he would fly recreationally until he met Jeff and become Elite Flight Training's first individual to receive his Commercial Pilot License.  Realizing his desire to want to teach others, he completed training to become a FAA Certified Flight Instructor and Certified Flight Instrument Instructor.  Brian's true enjoyment for flying is apparent by all his students success at Elite Flight Training.  

MANAGER,

CFI, CFII, MEI

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BRANDON DOEHRING

Our newest CFI, Brandon Doehring, has had a passion for aviation since he was 12 years old when he took his first airplane ride in a Piper Cub.  Since that first ride, Brandon hasn't stopped working on becoming an aviator.  In 2012 he earned his Private Pilot License and years later received his Instrument, Commercial and CFI ratings through Elite!  Interestingly enough, his original reason to receive his 'advanced' pilot licenses wasn't to teach or fly commercial but to help a family farmer friend with crop dusting/spraying.  Lucky for us, Brandon fell in love with instructing student pilots and spends most of his flying time teaching.        

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Where We're Located

Greater Kankakee Airport

809 East 4000S Road

Kankakee, Illinois 60901

eliteproaviation@gmail.com

Tel: 815-939-3575

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday:  8:00am-6:00pm

Saturday:  8:00am-4:00pm 

Sundays:  8:00am-4:00pm

Also by appointment