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April 2017
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From the XD's Desk:  Learn to Fly Here
Schilling Aviation Service at SLN offers area residents the perfect setting to get start flying lessons and experience the advantages to general aviation. 

For licensed pilots looking to get back in the air, Schilling Aviation Services has instructor pilots and aircraft ready for rental. All pilots young and old are welcome at Schilling. Drop by or call for either your first flight or to knock of the rust.

"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."  -   Leonardo da Vinci

Tim Rogers, A.A.E.
Executive Director
Salina Airport Authority
Salina Regional Airport & Airport Industrial Center


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Schilling Aviation Services Offers Flight Instruction and Aircraft Rental
Schilling Aviation Services located at the Salina Regional Airport in Hangar 409, 2010 Rogers Ct. offers flight instruction and aircraft rental. 
Bob Pahls, Owner of Schilling Aviation Services stated the rental fleet currently consist of 3 aircraft; Cessna 172, Piper Cherokee 140, and a Piper Archer.  He indicated a fourth aircraft, a Cessna 210 would be available soon. 
Flight instructors are also available to any customers whom may be interested in obtaining their private pilot's license or instrument rating.
In addition to flight instruction and aircraft rental, Schilling Aviation Services is certified to perform airframe & powerplant maintenance and repair and annual inspections.  They provide services to single and multi-engine aircraft and have parts capabilities.
With more than 30 years of experience, Bob has a deep connection to the local aviation community.  He offers local pilots and aviation enthusiasts a place to have coffee every Saturday morning at 8:00 and talk aviation.
For more information, please contact Bob Pahls at Schilling Aviation Services (785) 404.6025 or via email at

Elliot Rogers Selected as Spring 2017 Intern
One of the most important aspects of a student's development has always been real world experience. This spring the Salina Airport Authority is again offering the opportunity for an up and coming professional to gain experience as an intern.
Student Body President and Marine Corps Officer Candidate Elliot Rogers has shown his enthusiasm to be a part of the Airport Management world and the Salina Airport Authority team early on, by getting to know the airport administration team and putting his dedication into classwork with guest lectures from the Salina Airport Authority.
Rogers described how transitioning from his normal coursework to the internship has helped shape his education, "Classes has familiarized me with the necessary language, documents, and mindset for working in the airport world, but hands on experience goes so much further, immersing me in what I can look to as actual day to day business of an airport."
Director of Administration and Finance Shelli Swanson stated "Elliot's academic knowledge as an upper-classmen in the airport management program has been impressive and we're thrilled to be able to give him "real-world" airport management experience to apply what he's learned at K-State Polytechnic.  The students coming out of this program are able to make an immediate contribution the first day on the job following graduation with the combined academic and hands-on airport experience."
The Salina Airport Authority is looking at a very busy semester, with flight testing, military operations, and conferences all taking place on the airport. The variety of events and capabilities of the airfield will give Rogers a great way to finish his college education and graduate strong. We are excited to work with him and see him do great things in the industry.
Welcome to the team, Elliot!

Moran Addresses Aviation, Agriculture in Salina Stop
Photo: Tom Dorsey - Salina Journal
Sen. Jerry Moran (left) and Spencer Schrader, unmanned aerial systems flight instructor at Kansas State University Polytechnic, fly a drone Friday afternoon during Moran's visit to campus.
Harold Campbell - Salina Journal
March 3, 2017

Aviation and agriculture were the main topics of Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran's visit to Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus Friday afternoon.

During his stop, Moran spent about a half-hour touring KSU Polytechnic's Unmanned Aircraft Systems building.

"In a broad sense, we want to make sure Kansas students who are interested in unmanned aircraft systems have a place to be educated and have a chance to work in Kansas," Moran said in a brief interview.

"We want to educate them here and then keep them here."

Moran said his interest in aviation comes from his membership in the Senate Commerce Committee, which has oversight over the Federal Aviation Administration, and the proximity of Fort Riley and the Great Plains Training Center.

In addition, he said he was working with the Veterans Administration to increased opportunities for former military members to become involved in aviation.
"That would be a natural for many veterans," he said.

Salina Regional Airport Tenants and Customers

Available Properties

Feature Facilities 
Hangar 506-2
The Salina Airport Authority has available for lease, a nearly 5,000 sq. ft. hangar and office space building located in the Salina Airport Industrial Center.  Located near corporate neighbors that include the Schwan Food Company and easy access to several of Salina's larger employers including Salina Vortex, Eldorado National and GeoProbe Systems. 

Commonly known as Hangar 506-2, this well maintained facility features a central location on the airfield as well as easy access to I-135 & I-70. 

Call the Salina Airport Authority at 785-827-3914 to schedule a tour or check them out online at
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