Bartow Flying Service is a municipal owned and operated FBO/Flight school
We have been serving our clients for over 45 years.
Our staff of experienced, professional, flight instructors are available to get you from start to finish in an efficient time frame while observing the utmost safety standards.
We use modern, well equipped and impeccably maintained aircraft. We have 3 aircrafts we train out of. C172N, C172 SP & ARROW. We are open 7 Days a week 6am to 6pm. We have 7 to 8 instructors on board. We work around you schedule.
Bartow Municipal Airport
5993 Airport Blvd
+1 (863) 533-1195
Key Training Facilities
Flight Training (Airplane)
Private Pilot (PPL) Commercial Pilot (CPL) Flight Instructor (CFI / FI) Flight Instructor - Instrument Night Rating Instrument Rating (IR)
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Bartow Flying Service/KBOW is rated
5 stars based on 12 reviews
Bobby on 2-MAR, 2017
Great flight school! If you are thinking about learning to fly anywhere in Central Florida, you owe it to yourself to look here. I completed my private and instrument under the guidance of Howard Nock and was totally satisfied. He is a class act and very knowledgeable. I will use the school again for my commercial.
Pedro Ramos-Navarret on 26-FEB, 2017
Great and friendly staff. The school will work with you on your schedule and Howard is a great instructor explaining everything as you go. They are very focused on the student pilot learning everything and in safety as well. If you are looking for a good flight school and good prices, Bartow Flying Service is my recommendation, hands down.
Walter on 23-FEB, 2017
Always friendly. Very easy to schedule and will work with you on your schedule. Manny is an awesome instructor that is not afraid to be patient. I am always made to feel welcome by all the staff including the ramp staff. Tower operator is professional and patient as well. Just a flat out great airport and school.
Oh not to mention the best prices in this area.
Logan on 22-FEB, 2017
Great experience, very willing to work with any schedule! Instructors are friendly and patient. I have thoroughly enjoyed it all.
Dave on 22-FEB, 2017
Courteous, friendly folks and decent aircraft and facilities. Always good to fly out of a towered field, especially when learning...radio work becomes second nature, important skill to have! And they keep their aircraft clean. Plenty of higher challenge airspace nearby as your skills develop. I started back as a "rusty" VFR pilot and am now working on instrument rating. Very pleased with the instruction. Overall, comparatively speaking, one heck of a bargain. Safety and competence/proficiency are top priorities...but close thereafter are the intangibles like the facilities, the folks that run it, etc. You won´t be disappointed. Check them out!
James on 22-FEB, 2017
Great people, great facility, and great equipment. ALL the staff are very knowledgeable and accommodating. Relaxed but professional environment. The facility is second-to-none and the airport is in a great training location. The aircraft are in great shape and the logbooks/maintenance records are the best I´ve seen. I traveled from Nashville to finish my PPL and I have no regrets. Highly recommended!
Jim Powers on 22-FEB, 2017
Awesome flight school with very friendly staff, instructors and controllers. Very nice FBO, large runways. Great place to learn to fly.
Mario on 21-FEB, 2017
I spent several weeks looking for the best price per value in getting my PPL. I did visit several schools before finalizing my decision on Bartow Flying Service. My decision was because of how at home I felt when I visited and did my discovery flight with them and how professional and knowledgeable the instructors were. I am now 18 hours in and glad I made this decision to go with Bartow Flying Service. I live an hour away and drive by 3 other flight schools to take lessons from here and that should say a lot for them also. If you truly want the best instructors and price per value Bartow Flying Service is the place to get your flight training from hands down!
Allan on 21-FEB, 2017
Bartow Flying Service is a great place to either begin your adventure into aviation in achieving your goal to become a pilot, or to add to the flying skills you may already have.
During my training I used a few different flight schools in Florida and I can assure anyone you won´t find a more friendly and professional operation than Bartow Flying Services.
Great instructors, clean well maintained aircraft, and just a great welcoming airport to make your journey into aviation a pleasurable experience.
Steven Granger on 21-FEB, 2017
I learned to fly with Bartow flying service. I had well trained instructors that not only taught you the requirements but also provided instruction in areas that only comes with years of experience. I also store my plane at Bartow FBO. Top notch facility. I would recommend them most highly.
Scott on 5-AUG, 2016
Great facility, The FBO staff are very friendly and accommodating . The flight school is first rate. The aircraft are well maintained and the instructors are great, Howard is a great instructor and a true professional. Bartow is a great airport to train out of being a tower controlled field with light traffic (most times). Rates are by far the cheapest in the area. Highly recommend!
Jim on 29-JUN, 2016
Very friendly and helpful staff. Professional flight instructors who genuinely enjoy teaching. Aircraft are maintained in excellent condition. FBO is spotless. Only drawback is sometimes the popcorn machine is empty (ha-ha), but hey, the flight school I attended didn´t even have popcorn! Highly recommend Bartow Flying Services for flight training and FBO services. Almost perfect facility. You won´t be disappointed.