Our Staff


Ken Kopp

Ken is St. Louis Flight Training's owner. He is a retired USAF C-130 Navigator and Instrument Rated Private Pilot with a passion for all things aviation.


John Cosgrove

John started working with STL Flight Training Inc. in March of 2018. He holds a current flight instructor certificate, and a commercial pilot certificate with instrument, single-engine and multi-engine ratings. A rising senior at Saint Louis University, John has been flying since 2014, with experience in Cessna, Cirrus, Daher-Socata, Diamond, and Piper single and multi-engine aircraft. John has a passion for aviation that is made clear during every flight. Outside of aviation, John is very involved in his faith life, and enjoys working on his golf game.

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Elijah Bishop

Elijah is an active duty United States Air Force instructor pilot with 16 years of flying experience in numerous military and general aviation aircraft with over 2,000 hours total flying time. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with two type ratings and is a current CFI/CFII in ASEL and AMEL.


Johnathon Breckenridge


Luke Pereles

Jordan Urbaniak

Our Fleet


1979 Cessna 172N

Equipment: IFR, Garmin 430 WAAS, Garmin G5 ADI, ILS, VOR 180HP Engine

Cruise Speed: 117Kts @ 2500RPM at 7,000 FT, 8.2GPH

Weight And Balance: 
Useful Load: 989.8lbs
Max T/O: 2550
Empty Weight: 1560.2
Empty Weight CG: 39.10

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1979 Cessna 152 II

Equipment: Garmin 296, IFR, ILS, VOR, 2 Digital Nav/Coms

Cruise Speed: 95Kts @ 2300RPM at 6,000 FT, 4.9 GPH Standard Day

Weight And Balance: 
Useful Load: 494.69lbs
Max T/O: 1670lbs
Empty Weight: 1175.31lbs
Empty Moment: 34,833.30
Empty Weight CG: 29.6



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1977 Piper Arrow III N2672Q

Equipped: Garmin G500 PDF/MFD with synthetic vision Garmin GTN 650 WAAS GPS Garmin GDL 88 UAT – ADS-B Compliant King KX-155 NavCom Century IIB Autopilot with GPSS Roll Steering

Other Features: ADS-B In & Out 3 Blade Prop Electric Trim 4 Place Intercom

Rental Requirements:

50 hours in a retrac aircraft w/25 hours in make and model

Or 10 hours of dual flight instruction including at least 15 takeoffs and landings while accompanied by an appropriately certificated flight instructor