Des Moines Flight School and Aircraft Rental

“The aviation sector has been hit in recent times with a growing demand for new pilots as the airline industry continues to experience global shortages in the number of certified pilots. In the next 20 years, airlines in North America alone are going to be in need of around 117,000 new pilots.”



"Conveniently Located at the Des Moines International Airport"

"Affordable, Transparent Prices With No Surprise Fees"

"Meticulously Maintained Aircraft With Safety as a Top Priority"


FlyKDSM is a Des Moines Flight School with the goal of creating a professional atmosphere to help you achieve your flying goals. We provide courses utilizing a proven syllabus that promotes efficiency and thoroughness. Consistency is the key to success in obtaining your pilot’s license or additional ratings. That’s why we’re conveniently located within the Signature Flight Support building at the Des Moines Airport. We have a range of flight instructors with skill sets in different areas of flying. This allows you to hone your flying skills according to your goals. Check out our flight training page for more details! 


At Fly KDSM we utilize the iconic Cessna 172 for our flight training aircraft. The 172 has been branded as an aviation trainer for good reason. It is docile, stable and forgiving. The Cessna 172 flight training aircraft are great for primary, instrument, and commercial training. Check out our aircraft rental page for more details. 

Des Moines Flight School

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