This website has been created for the benefit of every pilot, mechanic, aviation enthusiast or traveller interested in grass root flying at its best and will enable the visitor to obtain information about the airport, view images and get updates about events happening at the field.
Cushing Field really started when the owner, ex-TWA Captain 'Bud' Cushing opened the flying school back in 1983. During his career, Bud, a 50-year AOPA member flew DC3, Martin 202/4, all models of the Constellation, Douglas DC9, Convair 880, Boeing T07, Lockheed 1011 and Boeing 747. In addition, he has been a flight instructor for 49 years!
Since opening, the field has welcomed hundreds of pilots and adventurers from across the globe. At first, only general aviation single and multiengine aircrafts were available, but now these have been joined by light sport, ultra-lights and trikes, making flying even more fun and affordable!
The field is a private, public access airport, where introductory flights, flight training and aircraft sales are carried out and where general aviation pilots, flying enthusiasts and members of the public are made to feel welcome. We are a small rural operation that works and has fun, so feel free to stop by and look around.
If you are new to flying, you can obtain information and advice on all aspects of the general aviation and sports pilot scene, including all the flying, licensing and certification requirements.
Most weekends that are warm and dry feature a Fly-In, with free burgers attracting all manner of aircraft that wander in and out during the day.
Cushing Field also hosts aircraft en-route to the annual Wisconsin Air Venture Show at Oshkosh (which lies 147.91nm north).
We’re planning some Trike flying at Rochelle with luncheon at Flightdeck and then later a Triker movie (Andreas and Doreen’s 100,000 mile trike trip - part 1) followed by pizza on July 2nd. Then more flying, a band, food, beer and fireworks on July 3rd.
Hope you can come and enjoy the chaos!