For those interested in seeing the results of the recent renovations at the Cattaraugus-Olean Airport, tours of groups up to twelve (12) to fifteen (15) individuals can be arranged.

Tours include:

–         A physical tour of the renovated office areas, passenger lobby, main hanger, and the snow removal equipment area.

–         An explanation of how the AWOS (Area Weather Observation System) is used by pilots, both during attended hours (8AM – 4PM) and during non-attended hours.

–         A demonstration of PCL (Pilot Controlled Lighting) used for night and low-ceiling – low visibility operations.

–          If weather permits, demonstration of various refueling procedures.

–         An opportunity to learn who uses the airport, what type of aircraft uses the airport, and your chance to ask questions about the entire operation.  Example:  What’s involved in filing a flight plan;  when is it necessary to do so;  what is the difference between VFR and IFR?


Some members of the ASG  (Catt/Olean Airport Support Group) are available to present a power point demonstration of the recent ‘rebirth’ of the airport, including pictures and explanations of the old and the new facilities, aircraft currently using the facility, local and distant businesses who rely on the facility for business purposes, and the variety of services using the facility, such as medical ambulances and Mercy Flight, police activities, public utilities (National Grid), aerial survey companies, and many more.

If interested in either of the above, call the Cattaraugus/Olean Airport at (716) 557-8800 between the hours of 8AM and 4PM,  or contact Bill O’Connell at (716) 492-2715 for additional information.