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
premise Testing capabilities,
On-Line scheduling of
aircraft and instructors and our
computer based instruction, Chester County
Aviation stands ready to service your every flight instruction need.
WHAT'S NEW AT CHESTER COUNTY
New York Sectional date changed. The current chart issued Nov 15, 2012, will remain valid until July 25th, 2013.
Sightseeing Rides! - Did you know that Chester County Aviation offers local area sightseeing rides in our Cessna 172? You and up to two others (total 3) can take a flight over scenic Chester County and eastern Lancaster County! Call today for more information about our Passenger Rides. Advanced scheduling is required and weight limits apply.
Garmin G-1000 equipped Skyhawk at MQS - the latest in modern avionics.
Have you scheduled your introduction to the world of the glass cockpit? N21056, a 2007 Skyhawk equipped with the G-1000 system, is waiting for you. Several of our CFI's are approved for the G-1000 system and are building their instructional experience in this aircraft. Please check the Resource Note available in Schedulebook for each instructor to see who is ready to fly with you in this wonderful aircraft.
NACO Charts - Do you update your charts on a regular basis? Chester County Aviation offers a 10% discount to customers who place a standing order (with credit card) for aeronautical charts. Your charts will be ready for pickup prior to the effective date. Contact Steve for more details. We normally stock the AFD's (EC, NE & SE), Instrument Low Enroute (for most of the Eastern US) & Terminal Procedures (EC, NE & SE editions), as well as the Sectional charts for the east coast and the PHL, NY and Baltimore/Washington Terminal Area charts. We can get for you most any chart on 3 working days notice.
NOTICE - Annual Aircraft Checkout
As of January 1st, 2010, and with the concurrence of our insurance company, 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.
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 is The Place for You to Learn to Fly!
Garmin GNS-530 & GNS-430 at Chester County Aviation!
Have you taken the AOPA Air Safety Foundation introduction to the Garmin GNS-530W/430W units? This brief course will show you how to set up the communication and navigation sides of the unit. The link can be found at: http://www.aopa.org/asf/online_courses/gps/
These highly capable Com/Nav/GPS units are installed in Arrow N16566 - the GNS-530W, & Archer N8394C, with the GNS-430W unit, and both have current IFR databases. Come check out these units and learn more about GPS WAAS navigation.
Want to Own Your Own Aircraft?
We have aircraft available for sale and we have leaseback opportunities for the right aircraft in the flight school. Contact us for more information. We encourage you to visit our Aircraft Sales page for aircraft available right here at MQS
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. 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
Did You Know? - Brandywine Airport in West Chester, Chester County, PA changed their identifier from N99 to KOQN.
There's never been a better time to learn to fly.
RECENT CCA SOLOS
Since January 1, 2013
Sam Linehan - January
Joe Tustin - February
Dane Marchesani - April
Gary McAnelly - May
Kevin Jenkins - May
RECENT CCA GRADUATES
Since January 1, 2013
Jeff Bennett Jr, - May
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