Apr 23, 2017
Chester County Aviation is now located in Hangar 2 - just west of the Main Terminal Building. Our phone number is 610-384-9005. We are pleased to announce that we are now the Aircraft Maintenance Service for the field, so stop in and say hello!
Welcome to Chester County Aviation
William Meis - February
Don Gage - February
Scott Vant - March
Nicholas McBride - March
Davy King - March
Mike Martin - March
Josh Wanagel - January
Moses Joknhial - April
- Airplane - Single-Engine -
- Instrument Airplane -
- Reinstatement -
- Advanced -
- Instrument -
So you want to learn to fly...
Chester County Aviation is proud to be recognized as one of the top
training facilities in the area.
We are very pleased
to provide our students with the latest state-of-the-art training programs.
With our updated and well-maintained Rental Fleet,
On-Line Scheduling of aircraft and instructors
and our web based instruction program, Chester County
Aviation stands ready to service your every flight instruction need.
NOTICE of Price Increases
Effective Saturday April 1st, we will have a $5 per hour increase in the cost of all aircraft and a $4 per hour increase for instruction in our flight school aircraft. The revised information packet available for download from the link above has been updated and the rental prices on this website are also updated.
2017 Scholarship Applications Now Available - The Aero Club of Pennsylvania has opened their scholarship application period. Go to aeroclubpa.org and click on the Scholarships link, then follow the procedure to request a scholarship application. The deadline for applications is today, April 7th.
2017 AOPA Foundation Flight Training Scholarship program application period is now open. The program will award scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $5,000. The application deadline is May 31st. Go to AOPA.org and search the AOPA Foundation for more information.
NOTICE - Annual Aircraft Checkout
We require renter pilots to fly with a CCA instructor at least once per calendar year. You should select the most complex aircraft in which you are qualified - or use this opportunity to checkout in another make/model.
Aircraft Maintenance available at Chester County Aviation (CCA)! We are pleased to offer maintenance service for single and light twin engine aircraft, to include oil changes and annual inspections. We also offer dynamic prop balancing and Corrosion X treatments. We offer flat rate pricing for your aircraft inspection, available for most general aviation aircraft. Our service will include a detailed briefing for you, the aircraft owner, of the discrepancies found during the inspection and an estimate of the cost to correct these discrepancies. We look forward to working with you for your aircraft maintenance needs. Call us at 610-384-9005.
NACO Approach Chart Price Increase - we have been notified by our supplier of a price increase in the Terminal Procedures Publications (Approach Plates). The retail has gone from $5.95 to $9.50 per booklet. Apparently this is a result of the FAA contracting out the printing of these publications. For our subscription customers, we will continue to offer the 10% discount when you pre-authorize a credit card.
NACO Charts - Do you update your charts on a regular basis? Chester County Aviation normally stocks the Chart Supplement (formerly AFDNE), Instrument Low Enroute (for most of the Eastern US) & Terminal Procedures NE1 through NE4 as well as the Sectional charts for Pennsylvania and the surrounding area and the PHL, NY and Baltimore/Washington Terminal Area charts. For our customers who place a standing order (with credit card) for aeronautical charts, your charts will be ready for pickup prior to the effective date and you will receive a 10% discount on your charts. Contact Steve for more details.
Washington DC Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) -
As of Feb. 17, 2009, the rule converting the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area ADIZ into the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area SFRA became effective. All pilots who operate within 60 nm of the DCA VOR are required to receive special awareness training, available at www.FAASafety.gov (select Featured Courses, course catalog, Washington DC SFRA). Within the 30 nm SFRA, pilots must file a flight plan, establish two-way radio communications with air traffic control, and operate the aircraft transponder on the transponder code assigned by air traffic. While the special awareness training is a one-time requirement, FAA strongly recommends that pilots review the online course from time to time.
Because MQS is about 78 nm from the DCA VOR, we ask all student and renter pilots to complete the course and provide the flight school a copy of your certificate.
Chester County Aviation, located just west of Coatesville, is The Place for You to Learn to Fly in Southeastern Pennsylvania!
The insurance policy for Chester County Aviation rental aircraft has two very important restrictions.
First, the aircraft may not be operated on other than hard surface, paved runways, without a CCA CFI on board.
Second, the aircraft may not be operated outside the Continental United States. Besides the insurance restriction, the aircraft do not have the required FCC radio station license and most likely, you do not have the required FCC operator permit.
ATTENTION - - FLIGHT SCHOOL STUDENTS
Effective December 20, 2004, the US Transportation Security Administration implemented specific rules regarding flight training leading to an Airman Certificate or Additional Rating, for both US and foreign students/pilots.
- - For US Citizens:
Effective December 20, 2004, you must provide proof of US Citizenship prior to any flight training, defined as training which can be used toward a new certificate or rating. You will receive a logbook endorsement verifying your citizenship. Reference: 49 CFR 1552.3(i)(iv)
- - For Non-US Citizens:
If you are a Resident Alien, please speak with the Chief Flight Instructor and then go to: www.flightschoolcandidates.gov and follow the instructions to register, selecting Chester County Aviaiton as your school. Reference: 49 CFR 1552.3(i)(iv)
If you are not a Resident Alien and seek Vocational Training under an M-1 Visa, you must train at an FAA Designated Part 141 flight School, and we cannot train you at Chester County Aviation
There's never been a better time to learn to fly.