Costa Flying Service


From inventors of aviation technology to gliders that soar above the valleys, Steuben County is rich in aviation history.

The Costa Flying Service, located at the Corning-Painted Post Airport, has been in operation for 80 years. Founded in the1930s by aviation pioneer, Joseph A. Costa, the Costa Flying Service has provided all ranges of air travel and education for the Corning area.

As New York’s oldest flying service, Costa continues to take visitors up into the clouds and give them a birds-eye-view of our region’s many natural wonders. Visitors can also choose to grab the controls for themselves and learn to soar with the birds.

Costa Flying Service, a layover you’re sure to enjoy as you travel on New York’s Path Through History.

Photos Courtesy of:
Steuben County Historical Society