June 9, 2013 

If you need a flight out of town, odds are good that you will fly out of University Park Airport. About five miles outside State College, the airport has service from three commercial airlines, each of which provides commuter services to several hubs.

•  US Airways Express provides daily flights to Philadelphia and daily departures from Philadelphia to State College.

•  United Express offers four flights daily to Washington/Dulles Airport. In addition, United added two daily flights to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport in January 2014.

•  Delta has three daily flights to Detroit, plus a weekly summer flight to Atlanta that started June 7. It will depart on Saturdays through Aug. 30 aboard a 50-seat regional jet.

The airport can accommodate large aircraft with as many as 200 seats. A full-service facility for private and business aircraft is available, featuring a general aviation terminal. Charter aircraft and flight instruction/rentals operations also are available at the airport.

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Off state Route 550 outside Bellefonte, Pleasant Valley Aviation Inc. operates a public airport with a 3,632-foot runway. Pleasant Valley provides flight training, fuel, airplane maintenance and hangar rental.


Outside Philipsburg in Rush Township, Mid-State Regional Airport has two runways longer than 5,000 feet. It’s a general-aviation airport. Hangar space is available for rent.


P.C. Aviation Services Inc. is at the Penn’s Cave Airport on state Route 192 east of Centre Hall and has a 2,500-foot runway. There are no services or fuel available.


A world-famous facility on South Eagle Valley Road outside of Julian, the Ridge Soaring Gliderport offers glider rides and flight training. For information, go to

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