General Aviation

The La Crosse Airport has an active general aviation component. The local Civil Air Patrol squadron is highly active and provides an important service to the local community. Additionally, the La Crosse Flyers Club is a "group of individuals deeply interested in and committed to the art and science of aviation. This interest and commitment is expressed through monthly meetings, group activities related to enjoying flight, and helping introduce our next generation to the wonders of flying!"

If you are interested in aviation and want to learn more on becoming involved, please check out the additional information provided below. Colgan Air Service also offers flight training, you can visit their website at

You can track general aviation flights at FlightAware.

Colgan Air Service

Colgan Air Service is a full service FBO operating at the La Crosse Regional Airport. Their highly trained staff will make your stop at LSE a pleasant one. Visit their website for more information or contact them directly at (608) 783-8359

Private Charters
Flight School
Aircraft Rentals
100LL Fuel
Jet A Fuel

Civil Air Patrol

What is Civil Air Patrol?

The Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary to the United States Air Force. CAP is comprised of volunteers who perform 95% of land search and rescue missions as directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall AFB, FL.

The La Crosse Composite Squadron
The La Crosse Composite Squadron is made up of volunteers from our area who desire to serve their nation through a love of aviation, a commitment to excellence, and a passion for community service.

Our members come from a wide age range and all backgrounds. There are a number of pilots among our ranks; however, being a pilot is not a requirement for membership. In fact, only about 10 percent of all CAP members nationally are pilots. As with the Air Force, CAP needs accountants, attorneys, instructors, public affairs officers, and clergy, to name a few. We are also widespread, with squadron members coming from communities throughout southwest Wisconsin and southeast Minnesota.

All in all, we combine our individual talents and come together for a common purpose, which is to serve our country by fulfilling the three missions of Civil Air Patrol: Cadet Programs, Emergency Services, and Aerospace Education.

More information on the Civil Air Patrol is available on their website at

La Crosse Flyers Club

The La Crosse Flyers Club meets monthly in their clubhouse located in the t-hangars. If you are interested in becoming a member you can complete a member application at