East Coast Aero Club, Inc.

East Coast Aero Club, Inc.

East Coast Aero Club is the largest flight school in New England. Started 33 years ago; the focus has remained to keep the cost as low as possible while providing safe, high-quality aircraft. We maintain low overhead to pass the savings on to you.

In 1985, we set out to achieve one major goal: to offer a flight training solution that ensured the greatest level of safety while providing students with the highest degree of cost effectiveness. We started from humble roots, operating only one airplane and utilizing a scheduling system which consisted of a sign-up sheet in a mailbox. We recognized that in order to reach our goal, we could never spare on maintenance expenses, but frugality in other areas would ensure our ability to offer the lowest prices possible until we could grow our business and enjoy the economies of scale that very few flight schools survive to recognize.

This model took discipline, but after experiencing decades of growth and prosperity in the industry, it is clear that it was worth our while. Today we are the largest and most respected flight school in the northeast, with three locations and over forty-five aircraft; including an expanding fleet of helicopters. We operate our own maintenance department with over seven full-time airframe and powerplant mechanics. We also employ over forty flight instructors and office staff.

Despite our prominent position in the industry, we are constantly striving to improve. We spent over $200,000 every year in new aircraft acquisitions, engine replacements and avionics upgrades. We also work to ensure that we provide our students with the experience they need to stay on the cutting edge of the aviation industry. This is evidenced by our acquisition of many technologically advanced aircraft: a 2008 Diamond DA40 with Garmin G1000, a 2008 Cessna Skylane with Garmin G1000 and a fleet of SR22's with both Garmin Perspective and Avidyne Entegra.

As East Coast continues to invest in high-quality equipment, we would like to welcome our newest aircraft to the fleet! N350ML is a very low time Piper Archer III with just over 300 total airframe hours. It is equipped with two Garmin 430s, an S-TEC 55X autopilot with altitude preselect, Stormscope, an HSI, and many other useful features. The plane is Bedford based. The rate will be $165/hour. Please schedule a check out and enjoy the new plane!

Congratulations to Bruce Cameron on becoming a Private Pilot 4/21/18, CFI Brigitte Moesta.

Congratulations to Will Rice on becoming a Private Pilot 4/21/18, CFI Owen McMillan.

Congratulations to Matt Rader on his Frist Solo 4/13/18, CFI David Vail.

[04/07/18]   Since EFA announced the closure of its Bedford Location effective April 22nd, ECAC has been welcoming many of their students and renters. We have secured additional office and tie down space to ensure we can meet the needs of our growing customer base. We are committed to adding additional aircraft if the demand dictates. We can convert any former EFA customers airport badge AT NO CHARGE if they come in and fill out a new badge application. Please pass the word to any EFA pilot you know who would like to continue to fly at Hanscom.

Get ready for Spring flying with a spin awareness or unusual attitudes course in our Decathlon. This training is suitable for both students and licensed pilots. Marc Nathanson, Matt Crane and John Speranza are able to provide this training. Contact the Bedford office for more details 781-274-6322.

Congratulations to Alex Martinez-Forte on his First Solo 3/28/18, CFI Jim Quinn.

ADS-B is here! This is a picture of 267ND's panel with a new Appareo Transponder and dual USB power port. Get traffic and weather on your iPad.

Congratulations to Yujia Wang on becoming a Private Pilot 3/24/18, CFI Nate Weinsaft.

ECAC is pleased to provide access to this Redbird FMX simulator at Hanscom. This full motion AATD can be used for both instrument training and proficiency. It is set up for steam gauge Warriors and Arrows with Garmin 530/430 radios. The rate is $60 per hour plus the instructor rate. Please call the Bedford office to schedule time.

Congratulations to Charles Anderson on his First Solo 3/20/18, CFI Owen McMillan.

Congratulations to Ben Schmeidler on his First Solo 3/12/18, CFI Vasily Skoromnov.

Congratulations to Jared Fuller on becoming a Private Pilot 2/27/18, CFI Owen McMillan.

Congratulations to Evan Hitchings on his First Solo 2/23/18, CFI Aaron Briggs.

Congratulations to Gleidson Gato on his First Solo 1/31/18, CFI Dave Lawrence.

Congratulations to Vasily Skoromnov on his Multi-Engine Commercial Rating 2/15/18, CFI Brigitte Moesta.

Congratulations to Krikor Hajian on becoming a Private Pilot 1/25/18, CFI Owen McMillan.

Congratulations to Mike Aufiero on his First Solo 1/19/18, CFI Owen McMillan.

Congratulations to Manny Escobar on becoming a Commercial Pilot on 12/16/17, CFI ERAU.

Congratulations to Logan Timpany on his First Solo 12/15/17, CFI Owen McMillan.

Congratulations to Rob Meyers on his First Solo 12/3/17, CFI Rob Speranza.

Congratulations to Sebastien Martin on his First Solo 11/30/17, CFI Vasily Skoromnov.

Our helicopter from Norwood will be visiting Bedford for the next few weeks. Photo by Bedford pilot Ray Fuller.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Congratulations to Ronald Leung, Private Pilot 11/14/17, CFI Aaron Briggs.

Congratulations to Ross Reale on his First Solo 10/28/17, CFI Dave Lawrence.

Sunset at KEWB taken by Ian Jessen. AVweb's picture of the week!

Congratulations to Anurag Kesari on becoming a Private Pilot 10/12/17, CFI Domenic LaFauci.

Congratulations to Krikor Hajian on his First Solo 10/18/17, CFI Owen McMillan

Congratulations to Chris Baldwin on his Instrument Rating 10/11/17, CFI Tim Nelson.

Congratulations to Oliver Claus on his Instrument Rating 10/4/17, CFI Derek Lagasse.

What an honor to see one of our East Coast Aero Club planes featured by Piper Aircraft today on Facebook.

Congratulations to Meenakshi Asokan on becoming a Private Pilot 9/29/17, CFI Vasily Skoromnov.

[10/02/17]   Help Wanted: Maintenance Assistant
ECAC has an opening for a Line Service/Mechanics Assistant. Duties include cleaning aircraft, towing, servicing tires, oil, batteries, etc. Some outside work includes towing, shuttling pilots and customers, preheating aircraft and snow removal. Can lead to an aircraft mechanic's apprentice position for the right person. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday 7:30 - 4:00 with some flexibility required. Benefits include medical, dental (50% of single paid) vacation, sick days, 6 holidays, retirement plan, and discount on flying. Successful candidate must have valid drivers license with good record, be able to pass a TSA background check. Must be over 18 years old. Send resumes with cover letter to Mark@ecacbed.com . No phone calls please.

[10/02/17]   Help Wanted - ECAC is looking for weekend preheating help. Pay is $15 per hour. Contact Mark@ecacbed.com

Congratulations to Gianpaolo Basso on his First Solo 9/24/17, CFI Keith Slipek.

Congratulations to Jared Fuller on his First Solo 9/23/17, CFI Owen McMillan.

Please view our new promotional video. We took advantage of the recent runway project to get some great drone video on Hanscom. We will be using this in local high schools to get students interested in aviation.

A few minutes ago @ Hanscom taken from ECAC office window.

Congratulations to Leo Yakirevich on becoming a Private Pilot on 9/11/17. His CFI was Derek Lagasse.

We would like to congratulate Marek Subernat for completing his first solo yesterday! His CFI is Namgyal Galden!

We would like to congratulate Loren Gjata out of Norwood for passing his Private Pilot Check ride today! His CFI is Derek Lagasse.

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200 Hanscom Dr, Ste 111
Bedford, MA

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:00
Friday 08:00 - 18:00
Saturday 07:00 - 18:00
Sunday 07:00 - 18:00
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