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Lancaster Aero Club

LITITZ,  PA  17543
Phone: 717-569-1221
Web site:

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    The 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 organized "flying circuses" putting on daredevil shows and hauling passengers.

    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.

    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, time, and opportunity for pilots to gather and commune with their common love of the sky which purpose has not changed since the charter was sealed December 6, 1919.

    We invite you to join the aviation enthusiasts in the Lancaster area. We schedule three dinners and one hangar picnic throughout the year as well as other events of interest. If you are interested in checking out the club, please join us at our next meeting. Check out our webpage at for updates throughout the year. Please consider joining fellow aviation enthusiasts.

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    Club Details

    • Organization Type: Profit
    • Average Membership Size: 100
    • Average number of Aircraft:
    • Memberships Currently Available: Yes

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