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About KCAC Aviation

KCAC provides a variety of services to its customers including aircraft sales, charter services, avionics and aircraft maintenance. We have been a key innovator in the aviation industry for over 50 years and we are constantly striving to raise the bar and create A New Standard for Business Aviation. This standard is one that we are continually improving upon and it’s a standard that sets us apart from our competitors.

At KCAC, we realize that our associates provide the cornerstone for the company’s success. If it were not for the high level of professionalism and expertise that our associates offer our customers and to each other, we would not be as successful as we are today.

Since opening its doors in 1966, KCAC has proudly served customers sharing a passion for all things aviation. Our commitment to providing our clients with attentive, dependable service remains unwavering and we look forward to serving you and helping you achieve your aviation goals.

Your partner in business aviation

Our client relationships go far beyond simply selling an aircraft. We view our customers as partners and are here to provide guidance and assistance no matter how great or small the need. KCAC offers maintenance and FBO services to keep your aircraft at peak performance. Our team can also provide full management of your aircraft which, in turn, will earn you passive revenue from your aircraft and help offset the cost of ownership. We will put your aircraft to work for you, keeping it in the air, even when you are on the ground.

Businesses that regularly embark on business travel typically find themselves weighing the pros and cons of private aviation. Trust the KCAC Aviation team to help you find the right solution for your business needs. We will identify the best aircraft or charter service to increase your efficiency and help grow your business.

Awards and recognition

KCAC Aviation prides itself as being best in class. Others agree, recognizing our maintenance, charter and sales programs with top industry accolades. For over 10 years, KCAC Aviation has received the Pilatus Top Sales Award and was named Pilatus Dealer of the Year in 2011 and 2012. In 2016, our maintenance team received the exclusive diamond certification for the excellent service we provided our clients. At KCAC, we look forward to putting our award winning efforts to work for you.


Meet the Team

What sets KCAC Aviation apart from others is our dedicated team of professionals who are constantly striving to raise the bar and create A New Standard for Business Aviation. From the dynamic sales team to the best maintenance team in the business, the KCAC Aviation team is ready to put their years of experience to work for you.

Get to know our team

Mark Riley
General Manager

Mark Riley

General Manager

Growing up around the aviation Air Capital of the World in Wichita, KS, Mark took his first GA flight in 1986 aboard a King Air. With over 20 years of aviation experience and a finance background, Mark joined KCAC in 2005. Mark works in many facets of KCAC, but his favorite aspect of his job is collaborating with the sales team on aircraft deals and providing business solutions to KCAC’s clients. When he is not at work, he enjoys outdoor activities, sports and spending time with family.

Tony Mateer
Director of Operations

Tony Mateer

Director of Operations

Tony has over 25 years in aviation, both as a pilot & manager with over 7500 flight hours. Before aviation, Tony was in the automotive industry. He has worked as a pilot and Director of Ops flying charter and air ambulance services for 10+ years prior to joining KCAC. When not at work, Tony can be found in the kitchen with a glass of wine cooking with his wife Anne, grilling or tinkering on basement projects. Exceptional customer service is at the heart of all of his business endeavors.

Thomas Conley
Director of Maintenance OJC

Thomas Conley

Director of Maintenance OJC

As a seasoned aviation professional, Tom brings to KCAC a diversified knowledge base of both business jets & general aviation. He supervises the maintenance team to ensure compliance with the FAA. He serves as the customer service liaison establishing & maintaining rapport with new & existing clientele. Tom’s passion is to provide a high level of service, promoting safety & enhancing the enjoyment of owners and operators. In his spare time, Tom enjoys woodworking, bicycling & snow skiing.

Michael Kolman
Regional Director of Pilatus Aircraft Sales

Michael Kolman

Regional Director of Pilatus Aircraft Sales

In 1986, Michael started his aviation education at Utah Valley Univ. & then graduated from Spartan School of Aeronautics in 1989. He holds an ATP pilot certificate & has logged nearly 3000 flight hours. Michael has worked for various OEMs & feels that the greatest value he can bring to his clients is being a trusted advisor analyzing his customers’ needs. Michael & Melanie are proud parents of 8 kids, 2 married, 2 in college and 5 keeping them constantly on the go with school outings & sports. Contact Michael at 913.324.1250

Dave DeWalt
Piper and PreOwned Aircraft Sales

Dave DeWalt

Piper Aircraft Sales – KS, MO, OK, AR
PreOwned Aircraft Sales

Dave spent summers as a child camping at AirVenture. That fueled his love for aviation & by high school, he was already flying. Dave graduated with a degree in Economics & Accounting with a focus in new business development, but once he realized he could make a living in aviation, he jumped in & never looked back. Dave has been selling aircraft for KCAC since 1999. When he isn’t flying he is either restoring classic cars & motorcycles or spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks with family. Contact Dave at 913.324.1250

Kiz Olson
Human Resources Manager

Kiz Olson

Human Resources Manager

Kiz found her passion for HR early on and has been a part of the KCAC family for nearly 20 years. Even when she worked retail prior to joining KCAC, Kiz gravitated towards the employee hiring, benefits & training side & she decided to get her Masters in Human Resources. Kiz likes the variety each day brings & enjoys working with management and employees to make KCAC an employer of choice. Outside of work, Kiz and her husband Jeff enjoy spending time with her step-daughter & extended family.

Mike Turner
Marketing Director

Mike Turner

Marketing Director

A 30-year veteran in marketing and aviation, Mike has seen the sales and marketing disciplines evolve with changes in customer buying habits. Working at aircraft OEMs and top service providers has provided him with unique perspectives on the complex buying processes associated with aircraft purchase, service and modification. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Aviation Institute. When he’s not working, Mike spends time with his family and enjoying the outdoors.

Kevin Smith
Chief Pilot

Kevin Smith

Chief Pilot

Kevin has been in aviation for more than 30 years and has accrued more than 11,000 hours of flight time. He has previously served as President and General Manager of other flight departments in the Kansas City area, but has been flying with KCAC Aviation for over 15 years. Kevin is an avid runner and wine enthusiast. When he is not at the airport, you will find Kevin spending time with his family.

Cathy Lanning
Charter Coordinator

Cathy Lanning

Charter Coordinator

In Cathy’s 38 year tenure at KCAC, she started as fuel sales/ aircraft rental coordinator and has worked her way up to Charter Coordinator. Cathy has enjoyed seeing the position evolve from post-it notes and measuring with string on a wall map, to the now completely computer automated systems. Her favorite part about her job is how each trip is unique. In her spare time, she likes to cook and collect antique glass and crystal.

Nicole Taber
Charter Assistant

Nicole Taber

Charter Assistant

Nicole Taber started her career at KCAC in the customer service department and was quickly promoted to Charter Assistant. Her career background includes business development, client relationship management and customer service. Nicole enjoys working day-in and day-out assisting customers with their travel needs. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Washburn University with an emphasis in Human Services. When Nicole is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Lindsay Barnard
Controller

Lindsay Barnard

Controller

Lindsay is proud to put her 10+ years of accounting experience to work as the Controller for KCAC Aviation. She graduated with a degree in Accounting from MidAmerica Nazarene University and enjoys using those skills within the aviation industry. When Lindsay isn’t crunching numbers, she enjoys trying new recipes and spending time with her family and friends.

Bill Lento
QA Manager and Chief Inspector

Bill Lento

QA Manager and Chief Inspector

Bill started his aviation career in 1988 as an Apache helicopter crew chief. He went to Maple Woods Community College to earn his A & P licenses and graduated from Kansas State Univ. with a degree in Aviation Technology. He has worked in the experimental flight dept. for Beechcraft. Bill has worked for KCAC since 2004, first a mechanic & now serves as the QA Manager and Chief Inspector. Bill is the valid holder of Airframe, Powerplant, & Inspection Authorization certificates from the FAA.

Steve Hinkle
Avionics Supervisor

Steve Hinkle

Avionics Supervisor

Steve’s avionics career started in the U.S. Navy repairing multiple military aircraft. The skill set that he acquired in the military is what led him to join the KCAC team in 2007. Outside of work, Steve has over 20 years of volunteer adventures with the Boy Scouts of America. Now that their boys are on their own, Steve has more time to help his wife with her many Pinterest projects!

Jamie Murray
Contract Administrator

Jamie Murray

Contract Administrator

Jamie’s intro flight through the Young Eagles in middle school eventually led her to pursue her Aviation Mgmt. degree from the Univ. of Central Missouri. There she earned her Commercial Pilot’s License with Multi & Inst. ratings & later became an AAAE Airport Certified Employee (ACE) in Operations. In her career, Jamie has served as a banner tow pilot in FL as well as a commercial airlines pilot. She hired on with KCAC in Jan. 2017 as the Warranty Admin & has since been promoted to her current role as Contract Administrator.

Dennis Schmitt
Customer Service Supervisor

Dennis Schmitt

Customer Service Supervisor

Dennis has always enjoyed aviation; from building remote controlled aircraft to a career in the Air Force. Dennis retired from the Air Force after 23 years of service and utilizes his aviation background and can-do attitude to exceed the expectations of KCAC’s customers. His favorite part of the job is taking care of the customer’s needs and the relationships his team has built with repeat customers. When he’s not at work, Dennis can usually be found enjoying the outdoors.

Carrie Gicante
Marketing Supervisor

Carrie Gicante

Marketing Supervisor

As a kid, Carrie always loved going to air shows with her family to watch the Blue Angels perform and see the B-2’s at Whiteman AFB. Today, she puts her years of marketing experience to work for KCAC in a variety of ways, including coordination of the Great Planes Air Expo. When Carrie isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with family and traveling to wherever the next adventure takes her whether it’s hiking an active volcano in Chile or cruising the sand dunes of Oklahoma on her 4-wheeler!


Contact Our Team

Contact our aircraft sales team
913.324.1250 | 866.359.5222
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Contact our charter and aircraft management team
913.782.0530 | 800.720.5222
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Contact our maintenance team
913.782.0530 | 800.720.5222
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Are you ready to take the next step towards owning an aircraft, flying on our ARGUS Gold rated charter service or simply learning more about the benefits of private aviation? We would like to hear from you. Please fill out the contact form below and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible, or feel free to just give us a call.

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KCAC Aviation is located in Olathe, Kansas at the Johnson County Executive Airport (OJC).

OJC: Johnson County Executive Airport

15325 S. Pflumm
Olathe, KS 66062
913.782.0530

Hours of Operation:
Front Desk –
Monday – Friday: 0600-1900
Saturday and Sunday: 0700-1900
Line Service –
7 days a week, 0500-2300


Join Our Team

If you are looking for an exciting career in the aviation industry and are passionate about providing customers with excellent service and support, KCAC would like to hear from you. We offer a wide range of benefits, rewarding careers and a great work environment backed by our award winning team of professionals.

Benefits package

  • Company paid benefits (Healthcare, Dental, Vision and Prescriptions)
  • Competitive salary
  • Drug free workplace
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid holidays
  • Profit sharing
  • Vacation time
  • 401K plan

If you would enjoy working with our team of aviation enthusiasts and desire to share your knowledge and skills with fellow customers and associates, you might be a good fit for KCAC Aviation.

Please review our list of job openings and, if interested, please complete the online employment application and include a copy of your current resume.

Olathe, KS

Aircraft Line Service Manager

KCAC Aviation, a full-service aviation center in Olathe, Kansas and dealer for both Pilatus and Piper Aircraft, has an exciting opportunity with the position of Line Service Manager. This role will oversee the day-to-day activities of the Line Service Department providing fuel, aircraft movement and customer service duties, and will be a member of the KCAC management team. The candidate will manage, schedule and train a department of 9+ employees working three different shifts, 7 days a week. Job duties include managing the fueling, towing, marshalling and washing of aircraft, as well as the implementation of damage prevention and safety procedures. The position will also be involved with the purchasing of fuel, communicating with aircraft operators, and management of departmental financial reports. Candidates must have prior management experience working in general aviation and line service

Apply in person or send your resume and salary requirements to:
KCAC Aviation
Attn.: Kiz Olson
15325 S. Pflumm
Olathe, KS 66062
Fax: 913-324-1268
Or E-mail to: Kiz Olson

Part 135 Charter Pilot

Kansas City Aviation Center (KCAC) is a full-service FBO located at the Johnson County Executive Airport in Olathe, Kansas. Our customers include Fortune 500 companies, corporate flight departments and major repair facilities located throughout the world. KCAC, among the fastest growing FBO’s in the Midwest, is seeking a Full Time Position as Pilot for Part 135 Charter Operation using a fleet of PC-12 and Citation Encore, Citation CJ3+ model aircraft. Citation and/or PC-12 experience preferred. Requirements: Commercial/Instrument AMEL, 3000 total hours with 2000 hours PIC time. ATP certification; Current FAA First Class Medical Certificate; Valid passport with the ability to travel in and out of the US. Must pass a ten (10) year background check and pre-employment drug test. Company insurance and benefits.

Send your resume to:
KCAC Aviation
Attn.: Kiz Olson
15325 S. Pflumm
Olathe, KS 66062
Fax: 913-324-1268
Or E-mail to: Kiz Olson

A&P Technician

Kansas City Aviation Center located at the JoCo Executive Airport in Olathe, KS is looking for an experienced A&P Technician to work with corporate aircraft, turbo props, twin engines and small jets. Pratt & Whitney PT-6A and PW535A experience or Williams FJ44 preferred. Also sheet metal experience needed. Minimum of 5 years GA experience. Must have own tools. Competitive salary, company paid benefits and insurance. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send your resume to:
KCAC Aviation
Attn.: Kiz Olson
15325 S. Pflumm
Olathe, KS 66062
Fax: 913-324-1268
Or E-mail to: Kiz Olson