Airport:Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions

Hudson Valley Regional Airport

  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?

View the Aviation Science:  Pilot (AVI) program that is offered through Dutchess Community College / Westfield Flight Academy.

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.  What services do you offer corporate and private aircrafts at the Hudson Valley Regional Airport?

FlightLevel Aviation now provides FBO services at Hudson Valley Regional Airport.  For complete information on the services that they offer at the Airport please visit their website at

Hours of Operation: Mon-Sun  7am-7:00pm

For early/late operations, please call (845) 849-3770

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

Sure!  Visit FlightLevel Aviation offices in the terminal building. 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.

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