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Dutchess County Airport
Noel Knille, AIA, ASLA, Commissioner

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  For General Public  

Q.  Is there any commercial airline service from the Dutchess County Airport?

No.  There currently is no commercial airline service from Poughkeepsie.

Q.  How do I find out which commercial airlines serve an airport near me?

To get the most up to date information, contact the airport directly.

Q.  How do I become a Pilot?

Decide what you want to fly. This is because FAA’s rules for getting a pilot’s certificate differ depending on the type of aircraft you fly. You can choose among airplanes, gyroplanes, helicopters, gliders, balloons, or airships. If you are interested in flying ultralight vehicles, you don’t need a pilot’s certificate.  To access more information on becoming a pilot, please visit the Federal Aviation Administration’s Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

Q.  Where can I take flying lessons?

Click on the following link to view Dutchess Community College Aviation Science:  Pilot Degree Program.

Q.  How can I apply for employment with Dutchess County Airport?

You can apply for employment with Dutchess County Airport by filling out an Application for Employment.  Applications can be obtained from Dutchess County Department of Personnel, 22 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY -or- can be submitted online.  Click Here to submit the application online.

Q.  Are there any opportunities for development at the Dutchess County Airport?

Yes.  In fact, there are a number of parcels available at the Airport for commercial development. Visit our Development Opportunities page for parcel information.

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  For Pilots and Passengers  

Q.  Do you provide courtesy transportation at the Dutchess County Airport?

Yes, within reasonable limits and availability of staff, transportation can be provided by any of our Line Service personnel.

Q.  What services do you offer corporate and private aircrafts at the Dutchess County Airport?

We offer a wide range of services for our customers inlcuding:  Air BP branded dealer with 100LL AVGAS, Jet-A, Jet-A with additive, aircraft de-icing, lavatory service, catering, complimentary coffee and ice, engine pre-heats, jump starts/GPU, limousine and hotel reservations, Wi-Fi Internet Access, DUATS flight planning, and DTN/Meteorlogix Weather.

Q.  Is it possible to gain access to the Dutchess County Airport via ground transportation?

Yes.  Call our main number at  (845) 463-6000, advise us of your location on the field and we will meet you at the appropriate gate.

Q.  Is there a restaurant on the Dutchess County Airport grounds?

Our staff will be happy to take you to and pick you up from any one of several local establishments.

Q.  Can I rent a car at the Dutchess County Airport?

If you need a car for your visit to our facility, we can make all of the arrangements for you. You can call (845) 463-6000 and set up reservations for yourself or your passengers. We will need all of the required information including Drivers License, Date of Birth, Address, arrival date and time, and a valid credit card. Be sure to advise us if you or your passengers are Hertz Gold Members. We will do our best to ensure the car is on the ramp and your transition is as quick and smooth as possible.

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  For Pilots and Airport Owners/Managers  

Q.  Who do I contact with questions regarding Aircraft storage at the Dutchess County Airport?

Contact the Department of Aviation by telephone at (845) 463-6000 or Email us at

Q.  What if I need service after normal business hours at the Dutchess County Airport?

Contact the Department of Aviation at (845) 463-6000 to make arrangements for after hours services.  We prefer 24 hours notice, however, we do understand certain situations do not allow advanced notice.   Call us and we’ll make sure we are here to take care of your needs.

Q.  Is there somewhere at the Dutchess County Airport where I can do flight planning?

Dutchess Aviation has real time DTN Satellite Weather Service, and the good old standby Flight Service Station (FSS) hotline.  Our conference  room is also available for use.

Q.  Is there somewhere available at the Dutchess County Airport for pilots to just take a break?

Sure!  Visit us at Dutchess Aviation! There is usually a hot pot of coffee waiting as well as Handicapped Accessible Restrooms in the Main Lobby.  We have comfortable couches, Cable TV, and vending machines for a quick snack for those on the go.

Q.  I've recently purchased an aircraft, with what state regulations do I have to comply?

Visit the New York State Department of Transportation Aviation Service’s Frequently Asked Questions webpage for pilots.

Q.  I am a NYS resident who purchased and keeps an aircraft in another state. Are there any NYS regulations that I should be aware of?

Visit the New York State Department of Transportation Aviation Service's Frequently Asked Questions webpage for pilots. 

Q.  I would like to open an airport, either for public or private use, what do I have to do?

Visit the New York State Department of Transportation Aviation Service's Frequently Asked Questions webpage for airport owners/managers.

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