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Farnham Aviation Services

Let your imagination fly

Farnham Aviation Services, LLC is your home for professional flight instruction, aircraft rental and maintenance, aviation fuel purchases, and related services. We provide exceptional service in a friendly atmosphere.


A Little About Us

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Farnham Aviation Services (FAS) is the FBO (fixed base operator) of the Boone Municipal Airport in Boone, Iowa.  FAS offers flight and ground instruction and specializes in tail wheel endorsements and is one of few flight schools in Iowa to offer that service.

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Our Services

Everything a general aviation pilot needs

With a wide range of services that suits your every need, our team has the know-how and expertise for the flight and aircraft services you require. Let us know how we can help you and we’ll make sure your entire experience working with our team of professionals goes as smoothly as possible. We love to hear from our customers, so feel free to contact us with your feedback.

Flight & Ground Instruction

Here For Your Every Need

Farnham Aviation offers introductory flights for folks who want to try out our flight services or for others who just want to give the gift of small aircraft flight.  We provide flight and ground instruction for students to obtain their sport pilot's license, private pilot's license, commercial pilot's license, and more. Contact us for more info or to reserve a ride.

Aircraft Repairs & Maintenance

Expert Services

Farnham Aviation offers A&P IA certified mechanics who provide all-around maintenance on piston-powered single and multi-engine aircraft.  This includes but is not limited to 100-hour annual inspections, piston engine repair and overhaul, fabric and metal work, minor paint work, interior replacement, and pre-buy inspections.

Aircraft Rentals & Aviation Fuel

Available Year-Round

Farnham Aviation currently offers two general aviation aircraft for flight instruction and rental- a 1946 7AC Aeronca Champ (VFR) and a 1975 Piper Cherokee 140/160 (IFR).  FAS also offer three grades of aviation fuel- 100 LL, Auto (a blend of 75% 87-octane & 25% 100LL), and Jet A. Contact us for pricing information and availability.


Testimonials and Reviews

“I give Farnham Aviation Services two thumbs up. Dale Farnham is an excellent flight instructor.  He explains & demonstrates maneuvers in a fluid & uncomplicated manner. I highly recommend Farnham Aviation Services.”

Joe Kerns

"Farnham Aviation offers the services that all avid pilots need with unparalleled proficiency & courtesy.”

Kelley Kokemiller

"I've been around the Boone Airport since I could walk. Great people, great feeling of community. Dale Farnham is an outstanding asset and it is exciting to see his commitment to the airport and vision for it's future."

Mike Lauritsen

"Dale and Michele Farnham bring a spirit of optimism to Boone that is inspiringly refreshing and full of promise for both our aviation community and the residents of Boone and beyond."

Joe Pundzak


Airport Information

Boone Municipal Airport is located on the eastern edge of town, two miles from downtown Boone, and one mile north of US Highway 30. Ames, home to Iowa State University, is 15 miles to the east, while Des Moines, Iowa's capital and largest city, is 50 miles to the south. Ames and Des Moines are linked to Boone by four-lane highway.


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