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 out web based instruction program, Chester County
Aviation stands ready to service your every flight instruction need.
WHAT'S NEW AT CHESTER COUNTY
A Presidential TFR on Thursday from 11:45 until 3:45 will effect all operations at MQS. Flight training operations are prohibited within the 30 NM ring of the TFR, and MQS is in that ring. Please plan accordingly.
A NOTAM for Special Flight Retrictions has been issued for VIP movement Friday, July at 5:15 PM until Sunday, July 20, at 11:59 AM in the vicinity of Hagerstown/Thurmont (Camp David - P-40), MD. Pilots can expect airspace restrictions in conjunction with this VIP movement.
Aircraft Rental Rate Changes - Due to a very recent increase of $ .63 per gallon for Avgas, we have been forced to increase the rental rates for all of our aircraft. We hope this price will stabilize. Retail at KMQS is now $7.20 per gallon.
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.
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!
Want to Own Your Own Aircraft?
We often 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 to see what is available 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 April 1, 2014
Steve Edwards - April
Chuck Brown - June
Ben Piersol - July
RECENT CCA GRADUATES
Since April 1, 2014
Ken Larsen - June
Mike Martin - June
Steve Jordan - May
Ron Rissel - June
- Airplane - Single-Engine -
Jeff Bennett - April
- Instrument Airplane -
- Airplane - Multi-Engine -
- Reinstatement -
- Advanced -
- Instrument -