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The Penn Yan Flying Club resides in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State. We are located at the Penn Yan Airport (KPEO) on the northeastern tip of Keuka Lake. We were founded in 1939 by some local business people with a love of flying. The club was incorporated in the State of New York in 1940, and has been in continuous operation since that time.

Since this inception its mission statement has been “To promote aviation through the conduct of a business which breaks even and enables members to fly safely and inexpensively”.

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The Club has acquired members, aircraft, land and financial resources at varying levels during its existence. It has been responsible for training individuals who have become military aviators, airline pilots, bush pilots, flight instructors, civil air patrol (CAP) pilots and people who just love to fly for the fun of it.

Penn Yan Flying Club Going Strong After 75 Years!

In the summer of 1939 Lou Gehrig played his last game for the Yankees and declared himself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. That fall the Nazi Blitzkrieg overran Poland. Gone with the Wind beat The Wizard of Oz for best film of the year, and 22 people living in upstate New York founded a flying club...

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The Flyboys of Yates County

Here is an interview conducted by Rachel Ward of WXXI on Sunday, July 31 at our Club.
Enjoy the "Flyboys of Yates County"!

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