Aerial tours of beautiful upstate New York and the Finger Lakes region as well as northern-central Pennsylvania are offered year-round .Learn More
If you have ever dreamed of learning to fly, Costa's can help your dream come true.Learn More
We fly custom message banners across the Finger Lakes region and northern Pennsylvania.Learn More
We have a full-service maintenance shop stocked with two full-time AI's.Learn More
We were voted "most comfortable FBO couches," for upstate NY.Learn More
Costa Flying Service primarily offers Cessna 172's.Learn More
We offer ramp tie-downs and community or private hangar space. Please contact us for current prices and availability.Learn More
Owner of Costa Air Service and CFI Extraordinaire
Jim is a pilot with over forty years of experience. He formed Costa Air Service and took over operations of the FBO at Corning-Painted Post airport in 2018. When not out flying (which is often), or behind a desk, he likes to spend time with his hyper but lovable Weimaraner, Travis.
Nate joined Costa's in 2018 as an A&P mechanic, but has since acquired his Aircraft Inspector certification. Nate is an all-around wunderkind and a private pilot.
Mike has been with Costa's for a respectable time now and is our chief Aircraft Inspector. Despite this action shot, Mike has not "fallen and cannot get up."
Owner of Costa Flying Service
Joe Costa is the son of the original founder of Corning-Painted Post airport and the glue that holds the Costa's airport family together. When Joe isn't dispensing invaluable advice, he can be found in the maintenance hangar working on his latest project.
Deb is the newest addition to the Costa's crew. Deb started her career at Daniel Webster College earning an Aviation Management/Flight Operations degree. Deb then worked for Cape Air flying the Cessna 402 around the Boston and Nantucket area and in 1999 was hired by Piedmont Airlines as a First Officer. Deb also previously owned and operated her own flight school out of the Corning-Elmira Airport. "Flying has been a gift to my life that I am anxious and proud to share with others!"
Jeff has been flying in the area for over 20 years. He started as a CFI and went on to work as a charter pilot and as a captain with Chautauqua Airlines. He also currently works as a corporate pilot. He is excited to get back into flight instruction and hopes to help the next generation of pilots earn their wings.
Sheet metal wizard/repair guru
Don is a staple at Costa's and he works his magic on repair and restoration projects in the maintenance hangar.