Aug 3, 2015
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 out web based instruction program, Chester County
Aviation stands ready to service your every flight instruction need.
WHAT'S NEW AT CHESTER COUNTY
From the MQS Airport Manager:
Weather permitting, on August 10th, Runway 11-29 will be closed to fixed wing aircraft from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The Rain Dates will be August 11th or August 12th.
The AOPA Foundation would like to make you aware of a funding opportunity currently available:
Flight Training Scholarships:
In an effort to support outstanding student pilots, the AOPA Foundation will be awarding 25 scholarships, ranging from $2,500 to $12,000, in 2015. These scholarships are meant for student pilots that have not yet completed their FAA checkride and that do not hold a pilot certificate of any type. Scholarships available for student pilots of all ages (must be at least 16 years old). Scholarship applications are due on Sunday, August 9, 2015 and winners will be announced on Friday, October 2, 2015. For complete scholarship details and to apply online go to: http://flighttraining.aopa.org/ftscholarship.html
IMPORTANT! 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.
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.
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!
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, 2015
David George- March
William Meis - March
Larry Valmonte - April
Bert Nawn - July
RECENT CCA GRADUATES
Since April 1, 2015
Chuck Brown - March
Steve Edwards - April
Nick Connelly - June
Mariah Acree- June
Ken Larsen - May
- Airplane - Single-Engine -
Steve Jordan - May
- Instrument Airplane -
- Reinstatement -
- Advanced -
- Instrument -