The Westlock Flying Club operates from the Westlock Airport CES4, located about 5 miles (7 kilometres) east of the town, and south of Highway 18. The club was formed in 1975, the same year the current airport was constructed.
We do not offer flight training, but we can help you arrange flight training with independent instructors. Our members typically own their own aircraft, rent the club plane, or simply just like being around people who fly.
Our major event of the year is our drive/fly-in breakfast, held every year on the second Sunday in August. In 2016, It will be held at our hangar just east of the terminal building, on August 14 from 7 to 11 AM (turn south on RR 260 off of Highway 18 east of Westlock). We welcome planes (and helicopters!) flying in from all over, as well as drive-in visitors who like to come out for breakfast and to see all of the aircraft. We serve pancakes, eggs, and sausages, along with coffee and other drinks. This is always a big community event. Everyone is welcome!
Why Join the Westlock Flying Club?
First off, you will become part of the aviation community in the Westlock area! You will be able to rent the club’s 172 (see below). You can enjoy the fellowship at our monthly meetings. You can get to know other members by being involved in our activities, such as helping with our annual fly-in breakfast, hangar maintenance, or participating in group flying trips. You don’t have to be a pilot to join, come out and just be a part of a great club with interesting people. We hold an annual Christmas party, and every couple of years arrange a recurrency training session.
Cessna 172 for Rent
The club owns a Cessna 172 aircraft that can be rented by licensed members, or by students with an instructor. Link to details. We are currently in the process of completing a new hangar for storing our 172. Unfortunately, we do not offer flight training, but our plane is available if you can find an instructor to work with you (we can help with this too).
The Westlock airport is a friendly place to visit or store your aircraft, and offers a paved, lighted runway 75 x 3400 feet, a terminal building with washrooms, and a self serve fuel pump (100LL). Lots are available from Westlock County for hangars (call the county at 780-349-3346), or from Crosswind Landing, to build your own hangar and/or home.