August 2, 2021 St. Louis Downtown Airport
Bill Macon of Ideal Aviation standing in front of a plane.

Bill Macon, managing partner of Idea Aviation, pictured with one of planes in their fleet at St. Louis Downtown Airport.

At a Glance

Ideal Aviation provides flight training, aircraft rental, aircraft maintenance and avionics services to the general aviation community.

Business Type

Full-service aircraft rental, flight training, fractional aircraft ownership, and aircraft maintenance/avionics facility serving present and future pilots. Ideal is the St. Louis area’s only privately owned FAA Part 141 certified flight school.

A Closer Look

The Ideal Aviation facility spans three hangars at the St. Louis Downtown Airport, where they offer the broadest array of flight training options in the St. Louis area. The company has more than 20 Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) on staff to meet all training needs, whether it be for someone seeking Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certification or just someone who has always wanted to learn to fly. Ideal Aviation’s fixed wing program includes technically advanced aircraft, both single and multi-engine, featuring Garmin 1000 avionics, and they also fly Cessna 172s with the traditional six pack. Rotary wing training is offered in the modern Guimbal Cabri G2, a European helicopter designed specifically for training. FAA certified flight simulators also are available.

Ideal Aviation also provides maintenance and avionics services, and with more than 100 years combined experience, the company’s mechanics provide a quality experience that will meet or exceed expectations. Ideal’s maintenance crew stands ready to serve customer’s general aviation needs, from oil changes to engine swaps, and they work on most major makes and models.

The company is committed to meeting the needs of both present and future pilots.

Learn More

Phone: (618) 337-5845