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  • MRO
    2 Airline Court East Alton, IL 62024
  • FBO
    18 Terminal Drive East Alton, IL 62024
Full-Service Facility Spotlight: East Alton, IL (ALN)


Our East Alton, Illinois location is conveniently located at the St. Louis Regional Airport ALN, easily accessible and separate of the high traffic of major airports in the area. West Star ALN is a full-service FBO and features over 323,000 sq ft of hangar, shop and office space with over 200,000 sq ft of ramp space. This includes dedicated maintenance hangars, interior, cabinet, and avionics shops, as well as a state-of-the art paint facility.

Fast, tower-guided approach with wide, long runways Primary runway (11/29) 8100 ft x 150 ft – The load limits: 200,000 lbs. dual tandem ILS, NBD and DME to runway 29, the LOC/BC to runway 11, and the NBD to runway 17 24-hour ATIS is available The cross-wind runway (17/35) 6,500 ft x 100 ft – The load limits: 47,000 lbs dual and 35,000 lbs single

Hours of operation 24 Hours, 24 Hour fire protection
Departure control 124.2, 119.15
Approach control 124.2G
Ground control 120.2
Elevation 544 MSL
FSS 122.05
Traffic pattern: 1344MSL
Nav. equipment: ILS, VOR, NDB, DME, VASI, Far part 139
Car Rental Enterprise, National
Unicom 122.95mhz
ATIS 128
Coordinates Lat: 38-53.42 N, Long: 90-02.76 W
Indentifier: ALN
Tower frequency: 126.00
Clearance delivery: 120.2
Latitude 38.885633733337144
Longitude -90.05421748609612

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Aircraft Maintenance & Repair Services
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Dave Godo

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Tim Cane
Robbie Johnson

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Steve Fleeman

RSM, Landing Gear

Contact Us

WSAA will be piloted at the East Alton, IL facility with the first round of apprentices anticipated to start in August 2024. For more information on West Star Aviation employment or WSAA apprentice selection criteria, please visit or contact Katie Johnson ( or Dave Lagermann (

Application & Selection Process

Before applying, please be aware of the standards of conduct for employment with West Star along with the strict requirements below while attending WSAA.

  • Working in Aviation requires a commit to being drug-free.  Pre-employment drug testing along with random and reasonable suspicion testing is required for all companies employing people working in safety sensitive positions. The position you are considering applying for is safety sensitive.  If hired, you must pass a DOT drug test to start working, if you fail the job offer is rescinded.  If you pass, you must remain drug-free during employment, failing a random or reasonable suspicion test may result in termination of employment.  Please note: marijuana is legal in certain states however the FAA follows Federal law where marijuana is illegal.  This means testing positive for marijuana, or any other illegal drug, will prevent you from working in Aviation. 
  • The first 7.5 months will follow a strict schedule: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 3:30pm (breaks and meal periods provided). 
  • The expectation is to arrive inside the learning center and clocked in at 7:00am.
  • While attending WSAA, no more than 4 hours a week can be missed.  Extenuating medical circumstances will be given full consideration with supporting documentation.
  • WSAA follows an FAA approved curriculum which has certain requirements including attendance. 
  • Testing for the FAA license at the conclusion of WSAA is required, along with passing.  Two opportunities to test will be provided, if needed.  Employment may terminate if the FAA license is not obtained.
  • Candidates will be contacted to complete pre-screening assessments and questionnaires. 
  • Qualified candidates will be contacted in late November and scheduled for a tour and interview with Hiring Managers at West Star Aviation in East Alton, IL.
  • To be qualified, candidates must pass the pre-screening process along with submitting a negative DOT drug test result.
  • Finalists will be selected after onsite interviews. Job offers will be extended in mid-December with a start date of January 9, 2024.
  • Pay while learning in the Academy will be $20 per hour.  Upon successfully graduating and obtaining your FAA license, pay will increase to $27 per hour.