Kirst Aviation


Flight Training in Fairbanks Alaska

Based on the East Ramp of Fairbanks International Airport, Kirst Aviation strives to provide an affordable, quality flight training experience. Personalized instruction is our specialty, and our instructor has over 17 years of teaching experience. Additionally, our planes are some of the only aircraft available for rental in the Fairbanks area. Fly classics such as the Ercoupe and Navion L17A to the modern Cessna 152 equipped with Garmin 430W. Kirst Aviations instructor has had bilingual, and English as a second language training. Foreign students welcome! Whether you live in Fairbanks and want to pursue your pilot’s license, or are a visiting pilot and would like to fly over the area, we hope you will consider Kirst Aviation for your Aircraft Rental and Instruction needs! Take an Introductory Discovery Flight today.


 Charters, Airtaxi, Sight Seeing Tours

Competitive rates

Your personal aircarrier. 3 passengers only ensures your trip is YOUR TRIP.

Air tours of Mount McKinley, Denali from Fairbanks International Airport, lunch in Talkeetna.

Northern lights flights from Fairbanks International.

Travel North of the Arctic Circle.

Local flight seeing tours.

Hotel pick up available in Fairbanks.

Custom tours to fit your needs, schedule and budget.

See Alaska from the sky not the road. Why drive to your air tour when you can fly.


Kirst Aviation

P.O. box 73621

Fairbanks Alaska 99709

(907) 687 5011

Forest Kirst CFII

Kirst Aviation  provides specialzed services to the Universities and science community.  Flying with LiDAR, FLIR, Digital, SAR, Hyperspectral and multispectral cameras as well isotopes measuring equipment, carbon flux and methane sensors for customers we are your  science connections for Arctic work. Our aircraft can be modified to meet your needs.


Charters to/from Fairbanks to Galbraith Airport only 10 miles from Toolik field station allow you to see and photograph your worksites and Alaska from the air.


FAA Regs and Opinon letters.pdf

muldowney - 2011 legal interpretation.pdf

muldowney - 2011 legal interpretation.pdf

adsb-atc - 2010 legal interpretation.pdf

benninger - 2010 legal interpretation.pdf

bonilla - 2011 legal interpretation.pdf

busch - 2006 legal interpretation.pdf

cebula-aopa - 2006 legal interpretation.pdf

clark - 1991 legal interpretation.pdf

dickstein - 2009 legal interpretation.pdf

forshey - 2010 legal interpretation.pdf

These are just a few of the FAA legal Opinion letters that FAA has issued.