Larned - Pawnee County Municipal Airport

The Larned – Pawnee County Airport is a public owned facility managed by Steve Gross. The airport is in the process of securing funding to improve the runways. New navigational equipment has been installed that lowered the ceiling heights to 450 feet. Used for both business and recreation the Larned – Pawnee County Airport is a great place to stop and visit. Airport services include:

Contact Information:

Airport management – Steve Gross

1056 O Road

Larned, KS 67550

United States of America

Telephone: 620-285-8580 or 620-285-5609

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100LL JET- A Fuel available 24 hours a day with Credit Card

Aircraft parking (ramp or tiedown)


Hangar leasing / sales

Courtesy transportation

Pilots lounge / snooze room

Public telephone

Internet access



Great Bend Municipal Airport

9047 Sixth St.
Great Bend, KS 67530

Ph: (620) 793-4168
Cell: (620) 792-9446
Fx: (620) 793-4168

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

How We Started
Great Bend Municipal Airport was constructed in the early 1940s as a World War II Army Air Force Base to accommodate the B-29 Superfortress bomber.

The airfield included three intersecting 8,000-foot long paved runways, taxiways, aircraft park aprons, aircraft storage hangars, and several support facilities to include administrative buildings, barracks, and automobile access roads.

The men and women who contributed to the success of the war effort included elite combat crews, mechanics, armorers, cooks and clerks. Early in 1944, the 58th Bomb Wing took off from the airport runways.
Great Bend Airport Today After World War II, the airport was transferred to the City of Great Bend, and the City began to modify the facility to better serve civilian aviation. Located at the entrance to the Great Bend Municipal Airport, the B-29 Memorial Plaza is dedicated to everyone involved in building, flying and providing support for the Boeing B-29 Superfortress. The memorial honors bomber crews, groups, and individuals on bronze plaques and bricks. Visitors are welcome 365 days a year. There is no admission charge.

The Great Bend Municipal Airport is responsible for the operation and daily maintenance of its facilities. Airport staff:

  • Work directly with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in meeting airport requirements and making necessary airport improvements
  • Enforce airport certification specifications
  • Serve as a liaison with the commercial airline that utilizes the airport
  • Work directly with pilots that utilize the airport

The airport is a commercial service airport serving all aspects of civil aviation and military activity. It currently accommodates regularly scheduled regional airline service serving the City of Great Bend and surrounding areas.

The airport is also utilized by private recreational and business general aviation aircraft. Military aircraft occasionally use the airport as a refueling stop and for training.

Self Service Fueling Facility Lowest prices in the area
Jet A and AvGas
Self-Serve Aviation Fuels

For our Jet A customers:
  • Prist available
  • Single-point and overwing hoses
  • Chevron/Texaco 10-cent discount
  • 75' long hoses
  • Plenty of room to park and fuel
  • call 620.792.9446 for assistance
  • courtesy car on field

Centerline Aviation


Centerline Aviation, LLC is the Great Bend KS (KGBD) FBO. We provide full service Jet A and Avgas as well as maintenance, hangars, and tie downs. Ultra competitive full service fuel prices make Centerline Aviation, LLC the perfect fuel stop.


  • Full Service JET A & AVGAS
  • Over Wing & Single Point
  • Jump Pack
  • Nitrogen
  • Oxygen
  • Hangars
  • Tie Downs
  • Aircraft Cleaning
  • Maintenance
  • Courtesy Car
  • Pilot Shop

Centerline Aviation, LLC offers aircraft rental and instruction as well.

Aircraft and Instruction

9614h - Cessna 172M
  • Hourly Rate: $98
  • Horsepower: 150HP
  • Comm Radios: 2 digital
  • Nav: 2 VOR receivers, ILS capability, DME
  • Transponder: Mode C
  • Seats: 4

Pilot Certificates

Private Pilot

Private Pilots Certificate will allow you to take friends or family to anywhere in the world you would like. It is the first step in your aviation training. You will also be able to fly any kind of single-engine airplane under 200 horsepower. To fly a multi-engine aircraft it is a short time of training and a checkride. If you wish to fly a high performance or complex aircraft it requires additional training from an instructor.

Requirements: Private Pilot
  • 17 years of age
  • Private written exam
  • FAA Third class medical
  • 40 flight hours
    • 20 hours dual (with instructor)
      • 3 flight hours cross country
      • 3 flight hours of simulated instrument flight conditions
      • 3 flight hours at night
    • 10 flight hours solo
      • 5 flight hours cross-country


Costs: Private Pilot

40 hours in aircraft $3,880 20 hours dual in aircraft $700 10 hours pre/post briefings with instructor $350 Private Pilot Kit and books $260 Knowledge Test (Written Exam) $100 Headset, Kneeboard, & Charts $280 Checkride $400 Total $5,970

Instrument Rating

The instrument rating is a great addition to a Private Pilot's certificate. It will give you the ability to fly through the clouds. It is extremely appreciated when it allows you to climb up through a thin layer of clouds and proceed to your destination. The instrument rating will teach you many new skills about air traffic control and the ability to fly solely on the flight instruments and navigation systems.

Requirements: Instrument Rating
  • 17 years of age
  • Private Pilot Certificate
  • Instrument written exam
  • FAA Third class medical
  • 50 flight hours PIC cross-country
  • 40 flight hours actual or simulated instrument conditions
  • 15 flight hours dual
  • 250 nm cross-country
Costs: Instrument Rating

45 hours cross-country- $4,365 35 hours simulated instrument- $3,395 35 hours dual flight- $1,225 10 hours pre/post briefings with instructor- $350 Books and charts- $250 Knowledge Test (Written Exam)- $100 Checkride- $425 Total- $10,110

Multi Engine Rating

The multi engine rating is a great addition to a Private or Commercial Pilot's certificate. The multi engine training will tune up your flying skills and give you the ability to yet another class of aircraft. During the multi engine training you will learn how to fly the aircraft with both engines running and with only one engine running. The sight of looking out on the wing and seeing the propeller stopped is quite the experience.

Requirements: Multi Engine Rating
  • Private Pilot Certificate
    • (you can get your initial Private license in a multi– but uncommon)
  • No written exam
  • FAA Third class medical
  • 3 hours of preparation for the checkride
Costs: Multi Engine Rating

8 hours multi engine - $1,400 8 hours dual flight- $360 5 hours pre/post briefings with instructor- $225 Books and charts- $75 Checkride- $400 Total- $2,460

Commercial Pilot

Becoming a commercial pilot allows you to receive compensation for flying. You will become available to be hired by a company to work and be paid as a pilot. It is also a requirement to become an instructor. This certificate trains you to become a master of the flight controls and be able to maneuver the aircraft in a professional manner. A second class medical is only needed if you plan to use your commercial certificate.

Requirements: Commercial Pilot
  • 18 years of age
  • Private Pilot Certificate
  • Commercial written exam
  • FAA Third class medical (Second class if using certificate)
  • 250 flight hours total time
    • 100 flight hours PIC
      • 50 flight hours in airplanes
      • 50 flight hours PIC cross-country
    • 20 flight hours dual
      • 10 flight hours instrument training
      • 10 flight hours in a complex aircraft
      • 100 nm / 2 flight hours day cross-country
      • 100 nm / 2 flight hours night cross-country
    • 10 flight hours solo
      • 300 nm cross-country
      • 5 flight hours at night

Costs: Commercial Pilot

250 total time- $0-12,000 10 hours in complex aircraft- $1,380 10 hours dual- $350 Written- $100 Checkride- $400 Total- $2,230

The 250 hours for total time will include the time acquired during the private and instrument training. Depending on how you build this time the costs will vary.

Certified Flight Instructor

To earn your certified flight instructor certificate you must go through intensive training on learning all there is to learn about becoming a pilot and be able to teach your knowledge. Once achieving your instructors certificate you will be able to watch the accomplishments and joys from many new pilots as they go through the process of becoming a pilot. The rewards are endless and well worth all the time spent acquiring this certificate. A flight instructor certificate also allow you to build time while being paid. It is a good step for those looking to move to the airline or charter.

Requirements: Certified Flight Instructor
  • 18 years of age
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate and Instrument rating
  • Instructor and FOI written exam
  • FAA Third class medical
  • 15 flight hours PIC in category and class aircraft for rating sought
Costs: Certified Flight Instructor

15 hours dual training- $2,595 20 hours dual ground- $700 Writtens- $200 Checkride- $600 Total- $4,095

Airline Transport Pilot

An Airline Transport Pilot Certificate allows you to operate as a captain for an airline or charter company. The ATP certificate can also be a hiring minimum for some companies. It requires higher flight times and more precise minimums during your checkride.

Requirements: Airline Transport Pilot
  • 23 years of age
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate and Instrument rating
  • ATP written exam
  • FAA Third class medical (First class if using certificate)
  • 1500 flight hours total time (including many requirements within that time)
  • 15 flight hours PIC in category and class aircraft for rating sought

Costs: Airline Transport Pilot

5 hours dual training- $1,100 Written- $100 Checkride- $500 Total- $1,700

All prices above are an estimate and are subject to change. Some of the time may be combined to cut costs. It may also take more flight time, therefore costing a different amount. Any instructor can give you input on how to combine flight time to make your costs at a minimum.



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