Feb 10, 2016
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
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.
WHAT'S NEW AT CHESTER COUNTY
Aircraft Update! Cold weather starting is very hard on our aircraft. It is very easy to overcrank an engine which will potentially do one or both of two things: 1) kill the battery 2) burn up the starter. A starter duty cycle should be 3 or 4 seconds on, then wait 10 seconds. After another 3 or 4 seconds, wait at lease 30 seconds. If the aircraft still will not start, you must wait 1 to 2 minutes before trying again. Please do not kill a battery or burn up a starter from overcranking.
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 comes to Chester County Aviation (CCA)! We are pleased to announce that with our move into Hangar #2, CCA Flight School has expanded into the general aviation maintenance area. We offer maintenance service for single and light twin engine aircraft, to include oil changes and annual inspections. We are preparing our list of Flat Rate Annual Inspections 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 Charts - Do you update your charts on a regular basis? Chester County Aviation normally stocks the AFDNE, Instrument Low Enroute (for most of the Eastern US) & Terminal Procedures NE1 - through NE4 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. 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. 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 October 1, 2015
Davy King - November
David Maltby - December
Allison Irwin - December
George Scott - January
RECENT CCA GRADUATES
Since October 1, 2015
Kevin Jenkins - October
Erik Sullivan - November
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