Courtesy of Times Record News, April 6, 2015
Tuesday’s Wichita Falls City Council meeting includes consideration of a resolution to approve up to $140,000 for a flight simulator for the Cobra Kai Flight Academy, LLC. The expenditure, through the Wichita Falls Economic Development Corporation, would be added to the WFEDC budget under open projects.
The Cobra Kai Academy, located at the Kickapoo Airport, is seeking to invest nearly $500,000 with an expansion to their flight school career center in Wichita Falls. They are looking to purchase additional hangar space, airplanes and a flight simulator. The company is expected to add an additional five full-time positions to its current force of eight employees, and maintain staff over the next five years. WFEDC incentives include a no interest, forgivable loan for the purchase of a Redbird Flight Simulator.
Greg Johnson and Martin Bohn began the school in April 2012. The two merged ideas to form a unique flight-training experience.
The Cobra Kai Method offers a more “natural” way of learning aviation as opposed to rote memory.
“We train the brain, not the pilot,” Johnson said about the Cobra Kai philosophy.
The school offers several ratings and certificates including private pilot, commercial pilot, and certified pilot instructor.