About Us


Kachemak Bay Flying Service (KBFS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of System Studies and Simulation (), providing a variety of aviation services to commercial, Government, and Partner Nation customers.

KBFS has locations in Temple, TX; Crestview, FL; Geneva, AL and Huntsville, AL. KBFS currently holds certifications for CFR 14 FAA Part 133 (External Loads), 135 (Non-Scheduled Transport), 137 (Agricultural Spray Operations), 141 (Flight Training), and 145 (Repair Station). In addition to its current commercial operations, KBFS provides contract aviation support to the Department of Defense, other US Federal Agencies, and US approved Foreign Militaries and security organizations. The /KBFS Crestview, FL International ISR Training Academy provides pilot, mission system operator, flying crew chief, and loadmaster qualification training in air-land, airdrop, and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission sets.  The Geneva, AL location provides FBO services for the Geneva Municipal Airport to include AVGAS and JET-A fuel services, hangar management and rental services and general aviation maintenance services.

KBFS began helicopter services in 2007 when purchased the original Kachemak Bay air services, a well-known fixed wing operation in Alaska. Today, KBFS offers fixed and rotary wing aviation services and provides selected fixed base operations task support at the Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport (TPL) in Temple, TX and to the Geneva Municipal Airport in Geneva, AL. 

To meet growing USG military contracts, KBFS added another training site at Bob Sikes Airport (CEW) in Crestview, FL in 2012. The Crestview site is now the home of the KBFSISR Training Academy. In addition to a comprehensive menu of aircraft servicesKBFS in 2013 acquired Summit Aviation, a Part 145 Avionics Repair Facility that is an authorized sales and service center for Garmin navigation systems, COBHAM avionics, Meggett Avionics, and S-TEC Corporation autopilot equipment. Summit Aviation, now a part of KBFS, has been a long-standing corporate member of the American Electronics Association (AEA) and has serviced General Aviation maintenance requirements in Central Texas for more than 20 years. KBFS is a  service center for Robinson Helicopters and Tecnam Aircraft.  KBFS also acquired Skyline Columbus, a Part 141 operation in Georgia, and moved the company/certificate to Temple in 2014.

Copyright © 2024 S3, Inc. | Terms of Use | EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled System Studies & Simulation, Inc. (S3) BBB Business Review                 
Last Updated 04/04/2024