Latest News

Saturday May 18th, 2013 0800-1200
International Learn to Fly Day!!


February 16, 2013
New Pilot!


February 7, 2013
New Aircraft!


May 16, 2012
International Learn To Fly Day 9:00am-12:00pm


April 1, 2012
Strong cross-winds didn't stop Gail from getting her Private Certificate on 4/4/12, Congrats! Colin Hansen is Gail's instructor.


March 2, 2012
Exec 1 Aviation has received a new Citation SII.


LIVE view of our Ramp!

About Exec 1 Avaition


Exec 1 Aviation is a full service FBO located in Ankeny, IA. If you are flying to the Des Moines area we are ready to help you with all of your FBO needs. Whether it is hangar space, catering, oxygen service, or help with your overnight accommodations and transportation we will do our best to meet our customers needs. Exec 1 Aviation is also recommended for its extensive flight training, full service maintenance shop, and aircraft charter services. Give us a call; we're ready to help you with all your aviation needs!

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We are one of the Midwest's largest and busiest air charter services. Whether you need a flight for a business meeting, a quick lift to the game or an immediate flight for a family emergency, our On Demand Aircraft Charter service is your solution. Cargo will be delivered quickly and on time. Regular passenger trips or freight runs can also be scheduled for your business.

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Come fly with us!


The freedom of flight can be yours by becoming an FAA licensed pilot. We are the Des Moines area's busiest and best flight school. As a Cessna Pilot center we train students in well-maintained Cessna Skyhawks using Cessna's proven curriculum. Cessna Pilot Kits with DVD instruction and testing help students review the flight lessons on their time. With a well-educated and professional staff of instructors, we are ready to guide you on the path to becoming a pilot.

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Exec 1 Aviation is a certified FAA Repair Station servicing all makes of piston, turbine and limited jet aircraft. Choose us as your one stop maintenance facility for annuals, pre-buy inspections, avionics installations, interior repair, engine and airframe maintenance. Our five experienced mechanics, including three IAs, are here and ready to help you with all your aircraft maintenance.

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Pilot Contacts

Unicom: 122.9

AWOS: 119.17 or 515-965-5764

AWOS HELP: 515-239-1075

DSM ATIS: 119.55

DSM RCO: 126.65

DSM Approach: 123.9

Flight Service: 122.65 or 800-992-7433

NOTAMS: 877-487-6867

Ankeny, Iowa

Get In Touch!

Address: 3700 SE Convenience Blvd

           Ankeny, IA 50021

Telephone: (515) 965-1020

FAX: (515) 965-5954

SHOP FAX: (515) 965-8091