Administration Offices to Relocate

PENN TWP – We like to consider ourselves always on the move at Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport. But this time, we are really moving.

Construction is underway to relocate the airport’s administration offices onto the ground floor of the Terminal Building.

“It just makes sense,” said airport manager, Ike Kelly. “It is the most visible and easy to find location for people who are not familiar with the airport.”

Both Kelly and administrative assistant Stacey Daugharthy will move to the new offices by the end of February. The new address will be 473 Airport Road, Suite 2, Butler PA 16002. The telephone number will continue to be 724-586-6665.

Visit us on the Internet at

Drone Seminar draws a crowd

PENN TWP – An enthusiastic crowd of more than 50 people attended a free seminar on drones held Saturday, January 14, at Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport.

The presentation, moderated by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety team program manager Henrik Vejlstrup, was held inside a hangar at the airport and included a question and answer period and a drone demonstration.

Special thanks to EAA representatives, who sold coffee and donuts at the event.

Missed it? Keep your eyes on the airport’s calendar. A number of other drone-related events are on the horizon including one specially designed for law enforcement.


Free Drone Seminar

PENN TWP – Did you find a drone under your tree? You’re not alone! According to the FAA, registration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or drones, now outnumbers aircraft registration in the United States. But does your drone even need to be registered?  Where are you permitted or not permitted to fly?

To help answer the many questions we receive, the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport, formerly the Butler County Airport, is hosting another free seminar on drones. Join us the morning of January 14, beginning at 9:30, inside Hangar C3, 475 Airport Rd, Butler.  Drone flying guidelines will be presented by a representative of the FAA, followed by a flight demonstration and a question and answer period. Seats are still available, so please join us, even if you didn’t sign up!  The EAA will be selling coffee and donuts as a fundraiser, come prepared if you might want to purchase a treat.

This event was initially planned for December 17, but was rescheduled due to inclement weather. If you had new leather work gloves for our Lend a Hand Drive, we will still collect them for Hosanna Industries; they are so grateful for the support.

Town Hall Meeting with Metcalfe

PENN TWP – Residents are invited to attend a town hall meeting with State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) at the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport, formerly the Butler County Airport.

The event is on Monday, Jan. 9, beginning at 8:30 a.m. It will be held in Serventi’s Restaurant, located on the second floor of the terminal building at 473 Airport Road, Butler, PA 16002.

Coffee and refreshments will be served.

Covering southern Butler County, the 12th Legislative District includes Adams, Clinton, Cranberry, Forward, Middlesex and Penn townships; and Callery, Mars, Seven Fields and Valencia boroughs.

Everyone is welcome. This is the first in a series of community events planned for the airport this year.

Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport “Lends A Hand”

The helping hands at Hosanna Industries have made construction of new homes and rehabilitation of existing houses a hallmark of the organization’s charitable activities. Often, those volunteers build an entire home for a qualifying family in just one day.

Tenants at the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport, as part of their holiday festivities, responded to that mission by holding a one-day “Lend a Hand” campaign of its own. Tenants and visitors at the airport’s Christmas party at Serventi’s restaurant on December 17 donated 53 pair of leather work gloves and $130 in gift cards to popular hardware stores.

Hosanna’s founder the Rev. Donn Ed and representative Amanda Becker attended the event to graciously accept the gifts that will be used in future projects.

If you missed the party, you’re still invited to join the effort. Visit Hosanna’s Website here for a link to make a direct donation:

Drone seminar



PENN TWP – The Pittsburgh–Butler Regional Airport (formerly the Butler County Airport) will host a free seminar about drones on Dec. 17.

Getting a drone for Christmas? You aren’t alone. According to the FAA, registration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or drones, now outnumbers manned aircraft registration in the United States.

Learn about the regulations that apply to drone flying from a representative of the FAA, followed by a flight demonstration and a question and answer period.

The seminar is 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.  It will be held rain or shine inside a hangar at the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport, 475 Airport Road, Butler, 16002.

To register for this event, go to and click in the drone seminar registration.  Seating is limited. Although the event is free, participants are asked to bring pair of new leather gloves to be donated to the airport’s “Lend a Hand” drive benefiting Hosanna Industries.

—- For more information, call the airport at 724-586-6665 or contact the airport at