About Us

Adirondack Flying Service first opened for business back in 1968. Just a few years later Steve’s father, Al, joined the company, becoming the sole owner in 1970. Steve, who obviously shared his father’s passion, grew up flying and received his pilot’s license in 1966.

In 1975, Steve became the sole owner of the business where he still serves as chief pilot, charter pilot and director of operations. With a perfect safety record during more than 32,000 hours flying, Steve is a certified flight instructor (CFI, MEI &CFII) as well as an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP).

Over the years, Adirondack Flying Service has attracted an extended family, each member committed to general aviation.

Terry, our head of maintenance, is a certified A & P and IA mechanic. He’s also a flight instructor (CFI) and a scenic pilot. Phil, our scenic pilot, is rated for single engine commercial aircraft as well as gliders and seaplanes. Both Terry and Phil basically grew up at the airport, spending time here since their early teen years.

Our charter pilot, Scott, first joined our team in 2002. A former airline captain, Scott has more than 6,000 flight hours with a perfect safety record. He’s also a certified flight instructor (CFI, MEI) and an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP).

Rounding out our maintenance team, are John and Ken, both A & P and IA certified mechanics. John is also a pilot rated for commercial single- and multi-engine aircraft and instrument rated for both sea and land, while Ken is a recreational pilot.

Kim, our office manager, does everything else. She’s happy to help you arrange your travel and she’ll welcome you when you arrive in Lake Placid.

Together the entire Adirondack Flying Service team works hard to make sure that every client we serve has a great experience with us. Our perfect safety record (more than 80,000 accident free flight hours) as well as thousands of happy clients, tell us we’re doing something right.

We look forward to learning what we can do for you.