Lancaster Airport

Lancaster Airport

Flying Clubs

Several Flying Clubs operate at the Lancaster Airport. Below is the list of current clubs and their contact information.

Acorn Flying Club

Currently receiving new members.

Equipment: Cessna 172

For More Information Contact:  Steve Gogoj
717-464-2946 or steveg46@comcast.net

770 Byerland Church Road
Willow Street, PA 17584

 

Chiques Aero Club

Currently receiving new members.

Equipment: Mooney M20, IFR Panel, 180 HP

Number of Members:  8

For More Information Contact:  Frank Brown at 717-449-3327, email fbrown711@comcast.net or visit our website chiquesflying


Lancaster Aero Club

Lancaster Aero ClubThe Lancaster Aero Club was chartered in 1919, making it the oldest continuous club of its kind in the country. Its history is rooted in the great barnstorming era, when after the Armistice thousands of long winged, low bellied JN-4's were available for as little as $50! The rural skies and cow pastures at that time were full of free-lance and organize "flying circuses" putting on dare-devil shows and hauling passengers.

The Lancaster Aero Club has never owned its own aircraft; it was not conceived as a flying club. Rather, its primary aspect is social -- providing a place and time and opportunity for pilots to gather and commune with their common love of the sky. The club's purpose has not changed since the charter was sealed December 6, 1919.

"The purpose for which said corporation is formed is the promotion of a social organization or club, composed in whole or in part of persons owning aeronautic inventions for personal or private use, for the development of the science of aeronautics and kindred sciences, and for the encouragement of aerial navigation, conferences, expositions, congresses and contests."

The club was formed by Dodge, Long, Raub, Steinman, and Brown, Lancaster businessmen for the promotion of a social organization - composed in whole or part of persons owning aeronautical inventions for personal or private use, for the development of the service of aeronautics and kindred services, and for the encouragement of aerial navigation, conferences, expositions, congresses, and contests. Original membership was 25.

Meetings are held four times a year, traditionally in March, May, August, and November.

To join, please download the Lancaster Aero Club membership form.  We welcome anyone interested in aviation, whether you are a pilot or not!