Dunkirk Aviation is a family owned and operated flight school, that is located at the Chautauqua County/Dunkirk Airport in Dunkirk, New York. We are a Federal Aviation Administration (Part 141), Veteran’s Administration, and New York State Education approved flight school that has roots back to 1945. After several years of teaching pilots how to fly during World War II, John J. Nalbone Sr. founded a flight school at the Werle Airport nearby and began teaching civilians to fly in late 1945.
The flight school was issued its Part 141 Pilot School certificate by the FAA in 1947. In 1958, he moved the flight school to its current location at the Dunkirk Airport. And in 1970, Dunkirk Aviation Flight School joined with the Cessna Aircraft Company to become one of the original Cessna Pilot Center charter members when Cessna founded the CPC program of integrated flight training.
Our goal is to provide superior training at affordable prices, while ensuring complete customer satisfaction.