Skip to content

Astoria, Oregon Gets New Flight School

New Blood Returns in 1st Aviation School Lower Columbia has Seen in Years Astoria Aviation has opened up shop in their namesake Astoria, Oregon, operating a trusty ’73 Cherokee 140 and a ’65 Cessna 150E. It’s a fine combination to start off with, offering students a super-affordable VFR day bird for primary, and a more stable, tractable IFR trainer for those who advance onwards and upwards. Astoria Aviation is breathing new life into the area, having been without a new flight school in the area for years. The local paper took note of the starting trio, including Dave West, Phil Rohr, and the faintly flamboyantly-named Thaddeus Fickel. They are the President, VP, and Secretary-Treasurer for the fledgling firm, and have been a fixture at the field for years working with the local EAA chapter, Life Flight Network, and instruction.

Leave a Reply

en_USEnglish