kelly instruments
WHO WE ARE

Kelley Instruments, Inc. is a FAA certified repair station. We have provided general aviation the finest available instrument service and sales for 40 years. Our mission is to provide our customers high-quality aircraft instruments with unconditional satisfaction. We are a business of integrity with exceptional values, and are committed to providing outstanding service.

Company History

Robert M. Kelley always had a love for flying, buying a plane before entering Purdue University. After graduating with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering, he opened a flight school in Chickasha, Oklahoma. There, he sold new J-3 Piper Cubs for less than $1,500 and taught many students to fly.

Bob went to work for Boeing as an engineer in the late 1940’s, but never lost his penchant for light aircraft. As the years passed, he amassed a collection of manuals, test equipment, and instrument cores. What started as a hobby became an obsession, and eventually led to a new career.

Kelley Instruments, Inc. officially opened its doors in 1971 as a FAA certified repair station. Bob Kelley’s goal was to offer the highest quality possible, always at fair market prices. Unconditional customer satisfaction was his guiding philosophy.
Kirk Ellis took over when Bob Kelley passed away in 1978. He was passionate about flying, and soon became well known throughout the general aviation community. The company continued to thrive for 25 years under Kirk’s leadership, until his untimely passing in 2004. Today, the company is led by Kirk’s sons, Nick & Tyler Ellis, and still provides the same high-quality work and customer service that has been trusted for 40 years.

Company Directory

Nick Ellis  

Nicholas Ellis, President
Nick has 10 years of professional experience in the general aviation instrument industry and is a graduate of Wichita State University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. Along with his management responsibilities he also works on Turn Coordinators and Turn & Bank Indicators.
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Tyler Ellis  

Tyler Ellis, Vice President
Tyler has 10 years of professional experience in the general aviation instrument industry. Aside from his management responsibilities, Tyler also works on Attitude and Directional Gyros.
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Carla Anderson  

Carla Anderson, Office Manager
A graduate of Wichita State University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Carla has more than 20 years of professional accounting experience.
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Bill Prater  

Bill Prater, Customer Service Manager/Gyro Lab. Supervisor
Bill has worked for Kelley Instruments, Inc. for over 40 years. He specializes in Attitude and Directional Gyro repair.
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Mike Estes  

Mike Estes, Pneumatic Lab. Supervisor
Mike has worked for Kelley Instruments, Inc. for over 40 years. He specializes in Altimeter and Airspeed repair.
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