Become a Pilot with Summit

Your Leading Flight School in Kansas City at Lee's Summit Airport

Give Flying a Try

Take an Intro Flight Today

Test out if flight training is right for you by booking an introductory discovery flight with us! Meet the team, visit the flight school, and go up in a plane with one of our expert instructors.

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How to start training with Summit Flight Academy

Meet the team

Speak with a member of the Summit Flight Academy team and explore our offerings for recreational and career pilot training.

Visit Summit

Come visit our facilities at Lee's Summit Airport (KXLT) and fly with one of our CFIs to experience training with Summit Flight Academy.

Enroll in a program

Choose the program that fits your schedule and flight motivations the best. We have something for everyone, from private pilot to career.

Our Training

Start flying

Get started with your training! No matter where you're starting from, Summit Flight Academy is ready to take you to those heights.

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5 out of 5 stars

Jami works the desk and she’s the nicest person I’ve ever met - super helpful. My instructor, Hillary, has been nothing short of amazing to work with. She has the perfect balance of patience and assertiveness to be a CFI. They take great care of their planes here. Come in and take a discovery flight - you won’t regret it.

Kyle Hattock

5 out of 5 stars

Great flight school! This is what the Kansas City area needed. Aircraft are in great shape, flight instructors are professional and getting setup there is super easy. After selling my last aircraft I have had no problems renting their Piper Archer to keep current. Can't wait till the Twin Comanche comes online! If you have always wanted to learn to fly, this is the first place you should be calling.

Grant Monnig

5 out of 5 stars

The best flight school around! Obtained my Private Pilots License in November and passed first try thanks to the amazing team at SFA. I have flown all of the planes other than their newest warrior and will have to say N6894W (Miss Whiskey) was an overall favorite. They planes are all hangared making it easy to fly in the winter and the instructors are the best around making sure they are focused on getting you check ride ready. Thanks for all the help Summit!

Kolby Cook

5 out of 5 stars

Just passed my Commercial pilot checkride last week after working with Jeremy at SFA. The culture at SFA is comfortable, not high intensity, which leads to better safety due to less stress and pressure. The planes are well maintained. Instructors are high quality and they like working there.I definitely recommend them for flight training in the KC area.

Christopher Eno

5 out of 5 stars

I can honestly say that I 100% recommend each of the instructors I have met at Summit Flight Academy, without any reservation or hesitation. A lifelong dream which the staff at Summit Flight Academy helped me accomplish!Thank you to everyone at Summit Flight Academy for helping me realize this dream!

Edward Seasholtz

5 out of 5 stars

The quality and experience of their CFIs and the team Jeremy has put together is phenomenal. At any time, you are welcome to talk to any available CFI to have access to any knowledge that is on hand. The multiple levels of experience at a student's disposal are hands down the best you can ask for!! SFA instructors will go out of their way to communicate and accommodate your schedule and speed of learning. In addition, the location of the school in Lee’s Summit provides a great opportunity to learn how to fly in numerous types of airspace.

William Burkhart

5 out of 5 stars

Went to Summit Flight Academy for my discovery flight. I had a great experience, and any question I had got answered. Overall a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to see if flying is for you.

David D.

5 out of 5 stars

Extremely friendly and helpful staff paired with very well-maintained planes. This is the place to be for flight training!

Deion Whitney

Your Home at KLXT

Why Summit Flight Academy?

Summit Flight was founded in 2022 with the goal of providing a full service, professional flight school at the Lee's Summit Airport.​ At Summit Flight Academy we love to help aspiring pilots learn to fly and earn their pilot's certificate. With your initial private pilot certificate you can fly most single engine piston US registered aircraft in good weather just about any anywhere in the world.​ We offer you the flexibility to complete your private pilot certificate on terms that work for you. Come visit us today!

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Our Top Hits

Explore Summit Flight Academy's most popular programs

Private Pilot + Instrument Bundle

Get started in your pilot training and advance your training with our bundled packages.

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Career Track Pilot Program

Do you want to make flying your career? Come check out our commercial training.

Start a Flying Career

The Summit Fleet

Interested in our aircraft? Visit our fleet page for more information on our aircraft and rental inquiries.

Meet the Fleet

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Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Pilot?

Are you fascinated by flying and aviation? "Have you dreamed of being a pilot? Do you wonder what it takes to fly a plane?"

Begin your path to becoming a pilot with our brief quiz. Our quiz is designed to look at your aviation-related knowledge and aptitude, alongside your unique personality traits and interests, to provide insights into whether a future in aviation aligns with your aspirations.