Former flight school to return
KINGMAN – A former flight school that exited the Kingman Airport more than a decade ago plans to return. Airport Manager Doug Breckenridge told Airport Advisory Commission members during their Monday meeting that he’s trying to wrap up the deal that would have the firm lease a city hangar for operations at 4800 Flightline Drive.
Commission members responded favorably to a local flight school enterprise and Chairman David Amspoker asked Breckenridge to identify the company.
“I was going to keep it private for now. We are still in negotiations,” Breckenridge said. “I don’t see anything really stalling this, but (keeping it confidential) just to help them out until something is signed.”
That the mystery firm is Sheble Aviation was quickly confirmed without hesitation Tuesday by Office Manager Rob Kisner who said the Kingman move is already underway.
“We are actually moving as we’re speaking,” Kisner said. “We are in the middle of moving from North Las Vegas back to Kingman.”
Kisner said they intend to employ five aircraft, three of them with floats for amphibious landings at the Kingman training school. Breckenridge referenced aircraft capable of Colorado River landings during Monday’s commission meeting.
Kisner said marketing plans include updating the company website.
We’re going to change it to, I believe, “Sheble’s 66 Aviation” so we stick with the Kingman theme,” he said. “We’ll be advertising on the internet and through media.”
Contacted Tuesday, Breckenridge confirmed that Sheble Aviation is the company he has been negotiating with. Breckenridge noted that Sheble cannot occupy the hangar or commence operations at the Kingman Airport until there’s approval from the Kingman City Council.
Breckenridge says the matter could be ready to bring for Council consideration during regular meetings scheduled June 6 and 20.