• Fly SPS




    Starting with the 2023-2024 school year, 10 high school students from Springfield Public Schools will have the opportunity to work toward earning their private pilot’s license through a new choice program offered in cooperation with Ozarks Technical Community College and Premier Flight Center. 


    For any questions, please contact Katie Kensinger at, 417-523-5558.

Program Information

Fly SPS is a new program starting in August 2023 that will provide students instruction in aviation and the opportunity to earn their private pilot's license while earning high school and college credit. Students will spend half the school day at Springfield-Branson National Airport engaged in aviation classroom work, simulator use, and flight hours. Upon successful completion of the two-year program, students can continue their associate degree in aviation, earn a commercial pilot's license or pursue other careers in aviation. Potential aviation careers include commercial and airline pilots, co-pilots and flight engineers.

Click to Apply

  • Apply FLY SPSApply now. Application deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, March 27. 


Come Fly with SPS


    • Initially two students from each SPS high school will be selected through a random lottery/interview process to participate in Fly SPS.

    • Students must be 16 years old by Aug. 1, 2023, and meet all FAA screening requirements. 

Important Dates

    • Application window opens March 1, 2023.
    • Application window closes at 5 p.m. March 27, 2023.