About Us

Welcome to Lunken Flight Training Center

At Lunken Flight Training Center (LFTC), we extend a warm welcome to all aviation enthusiasts and aspiring pilots. Established in 2006, LFTC has been a cornerstone in providing top-tier flight training and aircraft rental services in Cincinnati. We are dedicated to fostering a community of passionate aviators and delivering excellence in aviation education. As you explore our About Us page, discover the rich history that shapes us, the cutting-edge facilities that enhance your learning experience, and the commitment we uphold to make your aviation dreams take flight.

Lunken Flight Training Center

Our History

Our journey began in 2006 with a vision to create a flight training center that provides collegiate level flight training to all aspiring pilots. From our humble beginnings, we have grown into a hub for aviation education, producing skilled pilots who have gone on to excel in various sectors of the industry. Over the years, we’ve adapted and evolved, staying true to our commitment to providing quality, professional aviation education services. Explore our history to understand the roots of our passion and dedication to shaping the aviators of tomorrow.

Our Facilities

Step into the heart of aviation excellence at Lunken Flight Training Center. Our state-of-the-art facilities are designed to create an optimal learning environment for aspiring pilots. Equipped with modern classrooms, a flight simulator, and a large fleet of aircraft, our facilities set the stage for a comprehensive and immersive aviation education. Our commitment to safety and excellence is reflected in every aspect of our well-maintained facilities. Discover the spaces where your aviation dreams will take flight, and experience firsthand the unparalleled training environment that awaits you at LFTC.

Ownership and Management

Jay Schmalfuss
Jay Schmalfuss

Owner

Jay Schmalfuss

Jay Schmalfuss

Owner
Rick Miller
Rick Miller

Chief Flight Instructor

Rick Miller

Rick Miller

Chief Flight Instructor
Sean Penter
Sean Penter

Assistant Chief Flight Instructor

Sean Penter

Sean Penter

Assistant Chief Flight Instructor
Shooby Herrmann
Shooby Herrmann

Manager of Operations

Shooby Herrmann

Shooby Herrmann

Manager of Operations
Natalie Motzko
Natalie Motzko

Administrative Assistant

Natalie Motzko

Natalie Motzko

Administrative Assistant