Upper Fifteen Flying Club as one of the oldest flying clubs in New York has been promoting the science of aviation and providing and safe economical access to aircraft to learn and improve flying skills.

Upper Fifteen Flying Club

Upper Fifteen, Inc. is a flying club which has been based at Albany International Airport for over fifty years. New members do not need to be licensed pilots to join. We're looking for people who are enthusiastic about flying and about continuing to improve their flying skills and experience. Safe flying has been our goal from the very beginning. Our fine safety record stems from responsible and cooperative members, aided by dedicated and experienced instructors.

Upper Fifteen is the one of the oldest flying clubs in New York State and among the oldest in the United States. Founded in 1948 as the Siena College Flying Club, Upper Fifteen today provides highly-equipped aircraft and basic-to-advanced training opportunities for Capital District pilots

 C177 Instrument Panel

Club Aircraft

Cessna 177RG N52713

The Club's premier aircraft is a 200 horsepower 1977 Cardinal RG with retractable gear and an adjustable-pitch propeller. A factory overhauled engine was installed in December, 2003. The plane has a useful ceiling of 15,000 feet, for fast, cross-country cruising at about 140 knots. The Cardinal's avionics panel was rebuilt in early 2004.

Cessna 172P N55144

This is a 1982 version of America's most popular private plane. It sports a 160 horsepower engine, fixed landing gear, and a fixed-pitch propeller. Its power and gentle handling characteristics make it an ideal primary training aircraft. In addition, it sports a full complement of Cessna avionics.


For more information, contact:

Mark Goldman (518) 378-0720 or Robert Jones (518) 495-3918



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