A CUSTOMIZED FLIGHT EXPERIENCE TO FIT YOUR NEEDS.

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2014

Year Founded

9,739

Total Flight Hours & Counting

20,669

Total Landings

& Counting

62

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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JEFF BENOIT

Jeff if not your typical owner.  His love and passion for aviation started at a young age, achieving his FAA Private, Instrument, Commercial and Multi-Engine Airplane Certificates.  He became a Certified Flight Instructor in 2013 before flying at the corporate level -- mostly flying Citation CJ3 jets.  After seeing a void in the south suburbs for a training school, Jeff created Elite Flight Training in 2014.  His goal was to create a custom-tailored school for future aviators as well as those just looking to enjoy the freedom of general aviation.  Today, Jeff is fulfilling his own dreams of teaching aviation, as well as running a successful flight school and aircraft management company.  

Owner, CFI

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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.  

CFI, CFII, MEI

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NATHAN KUHN

Nathan is an Elite Flight Training student-to-teacher converter!  His love of aviation grew after hearing countless fascinating stories told by his two uncles, who are commercial airline pilots.  From a young age, Nathan wanted to become a pilot, so in 2016, he enrolled in Elite's accelerated Private Pilot License program.  One year later, Nathan had earned his FAA Private, Instrument, Commercial and Certified Flight Instructor ratings.  Shortly after, he was hired on as an instructor and has been teaching ever since.      

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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