A CUSTOMIZED FLIGHT EXPERIENCE TO FIT YOUR NEEDS.
Total Flight Hours & Counting
FAA Pilot Licenses
WHAT WE OFFER
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.
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.
CFI, CFII, MEI
Kaleb Bruce, our newest CFI, is a 1st generation pilot who’s passion for aviation blossomed in high school, after watching the TV show Airplane Repo. Believe it or not, Kaleb’s teacher/mentor set up a meet and greet (job shadow) between Kaleb and the pilot reposing planes for the hit TV show, and instantly Kaleb was hooked!! Kaleb is a former instructor and graduate of Lewis University and we’re happy to announce he’s a full time instructor for Elite!
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Where We're Located
Greater Kankakee Airport
809 East 4000S Road
Kankakee, Illinois 60901
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Also by appointment