About Us

Air Associates is a general aviation services company providing a diverse range of services including fixed base operations (fueling, hangar, maintenance) aircraft management and charter and flight training. The Company was established in 2002 when T & C Aviation Enterprises, Inc. purchased a small FBO on Johnson County Executive Airport (OJC) and began operations as Air Associates of Kansas. At the time, we provided fixed base services from two hangars and a small fleet of rental aircraft. Today we continue to provide FBO services out of OJC, but we also provide charter and aircraft management services out of both OJC and Kansas City Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (MKC), operating as Air Associates Charter and MKC Aviation. We’ve also established Cessna Pilot Centers and Cessna Single Engine Service Centers at OJC and one location in St. Louis (Spirit of St Louis (SUS), operating as Air Associates of Missouri. On any given day, you may find our Associates doing everything from aircraft maintenance or providing flight instruction in a single engine Cessna or crewing a variety of aircraft for owner flights, charter and other specialized missions throughout the North American Continent, all supported by a dedicated staff of administrative personnel.

15 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Rhonda Lee says:

    I see your Groupon for Intro Flight Lesson. We live in Moscow MIlls and I want to get two of these for My husband and Son as a Christmas Present to do together. Is this possible?

    1. airassoc says:

      Hi Rhonda-

      Thank you for your inquiry. You should be receiving an email from us with all of the necessary information. If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to us at 636.536.1341.

  2. Steve says:

    Do you teach via part 141 or 61?

    1. airassoc says:

      Hi Steve-

      We teach both Part 141 and Part 61.

  3. Kaylon says:

    Thank you for the information! I look forward to finish saving up to obtain my license through you!

    1. airassoc says:

      This first step is acquiring your Private Pilot Certification. Most students need about six to seven months to log the hours required for private pilot certification. A number of factors can affect your individual timeline, including the amount of time you can devote to training. Costs vary as well; the type of aircraft, fuel costs and local conditions can all impact the total. In all, you can expect to invest $7,000 to $12,000 in getting your pilot certification. These same factors impact the time and costs for obtaining your commercial pilot license. Additionally, you will need to accumulate 190 hours of flying time. Please feel free to call us (636.536.1341), a member of our Flight School is happy to answer any questions you might have.

  4. Kaylon says:

    Hello, I was just wondering on what the cost would be to obtain a commercial license through you?

    1. airassoc says:

      Hi Kaylon-

      Do you currently have a Pilot License?

  5. Dillon says:


    I am interested in using my Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to obtain my private pilots license.

    Can you please send me information about attending your course and using these benefits?

    1. airassoc says:

      Hi Dillon-

      We are in the process of certification to accept the GI Bill. Unfortunately, I don’t have an ETA on the approval date. Please check back with us periodically and we’ll keep your contact information on file. As soon as we have approval, we’ll reach out to you. Thank you for your interest in Air Associates!

      1. Andrew says:

        Was wondering about the same question on the Post 9/11 Benefits. Also wondering about PPL Ground School.

        1. airassoc says:

          Hi Andrew –

          We’re still waiting on final approval for GI Benefits. For information about Ground School, click here.

  6. Eric Peggs says:

    Hello there,

    I am an Engineering Teacher at Wright City High School just west of St. Louis. I am trying to find a way to make my classroom more interesting and inviting to students. Therefore, I am on a search for an airplane wing to hang from my ceiling. I have no idea where to start with this and thought I would reach out to someone that might be able to point me in the right direction. Does anyone in your company know where I might be able to find a small aircraft wing that is no longer in use for one reason or another? If not, is there a company that specializes in aircraft salvage in the area?

    I know this is an odd request and may take some time. Therefore, I greatly appreciate your time!

    Eric Peggs
    PLTW/Engineering Teacher

    1. airassoc says:

      Hi Eric-

      Thank you for your inquiry! This is a new request for us. Our Director of Maintenance suggests calling Wings of Hope at Spirit Airport. The number there is 636-537-1302. They might be able to help you locate an orphaned wing.

      Happy hunting!

      Air Associates

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