Kami Axtell

-CFI/CFII, COmmercial, Instrument, Multi-engine

-Owner of Prestege Aviation, LLC

-Corporate Pilot for Midland Aircraft  

Kami was raised on a family farm near Iowa Falls.  She grew up flying in a Piper Dakota with her dad who is a private pilot.  When it came time to choose a college major aviation was a natural choice. She attended Ellsworth Community College for two years earning an A.A. in Liberal Arts and an A.S. in Agriculture Science. After deciding to attend flight school she enrolled at the University of Dubuque double majoring in Aviation Management and Flight Operations. Kami graduated the University of Dubuque's Part 141 Flight School as a Commercial, Instrument, Multi-Engine rated pilot; as well as a CFI-CFII.  During her two years at the University of Dubuque she was awarded the 2007 Cessna Foundation Award, the 2007 Top Female Flight Student Award and still holds the record for lowest training hours by any student to complete their private pilot's license. 

She started instructing full-time in 2009. In 2011, she decided to start her own school and Prestege Aviation, LLC was born.

Today Kami owns and runs Prestege Aviation,LLC , as well as being a Corportate Pilot for Midland Aircraft flying a Pilatus PC-12 NG. On the side she is an avid “farm girl” helping her dad run the family farm, and managing a small cattle herd of her own. Currently, Kami’s students have a 98% pass rate; and having over 2600 hrs. of dual given logged, makes her one of the higher houred instructors in the area.    

Kami's goal as an instructor is not to just build hours.  She is a third generation teacher, and prides herself on providing her students with quality training.  She wants her students to walk out the door with the knowledge that they are safe, capable pilot's who are ready for whatever path they choose to take in their aviation career.