Wurtsboro Airport has a reputation of mixing older, vintage aircraft with the newest high performance aircraft of our day. This rich history is one of the things that makes the airport so unique. It is one of the oldest glider airports in the nation that is still in continuous operation. Since 1927 Wurtsboro has been co-mingling gliders and powered aircraft for the sake of pure enjoyment. Best of all you can still experience a ride or instruction in a completely restored vintage glider, high performance sailplane, or a modern Cessna 172 power plane. Come out and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with the back drop of the majestic Catskill Mountain Ridge.
Our main recreational airplane is the Cessna 172. This is a four seat high-wing aircraft used for Rides, Instruction and Rental. Our 172 is an L model with a Horton STOL kit and a 180 HP engine upgrade. It is also equipped with a towhook for towing gliders if needed. Fore more info about the 172, click here
Our primary Towplane is the Cessna L-19 Bird Dog. These aircraft were used during the Korean & Vietnam Wars as spotter planes and are powered by a 215 HP Continental engines. The Towplane's job is getting gliders launched quickly and safely. For more info, click here
The Schweizer SGS 2-33 Trainer glider is a tried and true glider for instruction and rental. Desgined and built by Schweizer Aircraft in New York State, Wurtsboro Airport has two of these gliders. For more info on this glider, click here.
Our high-performance sailplane is the Schleicher ASK-21. It is by far our most popular aircraft for rides at Wurtsboro. It is a more modern design than the trainer, constructed with composite materials. For more info, click here.
The newest addition to our fleet is a single-seat Schweizer SGS 1-26E. It is available for pilot rental. A natural next step from the 2-33, this glider is universally liked by pilots new & experienced. For more info, click here.