For over 50 years the Mockingbird Flying Club, based at the Sioux Falls Airport, has provided area pilots with safe and affordable personal aviation.  

The 35 member Mockingbird flying club owns three IFR equipped, professionally maintained and insured planes. The hangers are equipped with electric doors and are easily accessible. Scheduling and billing is convenient using your computer or smart phone. The financially sound club offers low rates, consistent leadership, instructors, safety pilots and the camaraderie of fellow aviation enthusiasts.

Social opportunities include fall and spring "birdie parties" where members and their families have a picnic and wash and wax club airplanes. An annual business meeting is held in January and a Spring Banquet and Awards Ceremony in March. There are safety seminars, group flight reviews, and flying activities to interesting airports

Club Events

AirPower History Tour

Commerative Air Force National Air Tour of Historic WWII Aircraft August 4-8, 2021 at Joe Foss Field

The Mockingbird Fleet

Piper Saratoga PA32-301

6 Seats

300 HP

Fixed Gear

Century 41 Autopilot

Garmin GTN750 WAAS

Garmin G430

JPI 730 Engine Monitor

Gross Weight: 3,600 lbs

1980 Piper Archer II PA28-181


Autopilot (single axis)

Garmin 430W (WAAS)

1977 Piper Archer II PA28-181

Garmin G5 Attitude and Directional Indicators (No Vacuum)

Garmin G530 WAAS

Garmin G500 (2 Axis Autopilot)



Each member owns one share of the club. The share price is negotiated between shareholder and buyer.


$80 per month plus $10 capital fund. This amount includes insurance and many fixed costs.


Piper Archer II - $70 per hour Piper Saratoga - $110 per hour

Rates are dry which means the flying Member pays hourly hobbs time plus the aircraft fuel.


Assessments are extremely rare and may occur if the club sells or purchases an aircraft or in an extreme financial condition. An assessment requires membership approval.

How do I become a member?

    • Check for share availability and make arrangements to purchase a share.
    • Fill out application and send it to the club president.
    • Meet with the board for an interview
    • Upon acceptance by the Club, complete your share purchase with the Seller.
    • Get checked out in each plane with a club flight instructor
    • Have fun flying the airplanes!


Memberships for Sale

revised: June 14, 2021

Please contact these members to negotiate the purchase of their membership certificate:

Tanner Olsen


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    First round robin in the Saratoga in October 2020. ... See MoreSee Less

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    Instrument currency with Troy Huls. 3 approaches and a hold on Tuesday in 25F and 3 approaches Friday in the ‘Toga. ... See MoreSee Less

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    New member question…how is everyone mounting their iPad in the cockpit? ... See MoreSee Less

    New member question…how is everyone mounting their iPad in the cockpit?

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    I have a mini iPad kneeboard. has pricey but really good mounts. Worth checking out.

    Your iPad is broken, it’s showing thunderstorms.

    Agree with mygoflight mounts. Awesome but pricey!

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    Sunday couldn’t decide whether to rain or not but we still got the Saratoga cleaned up! ... See MoreSee Less

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    Sorry I couldn't make it! Graduation season!


    1 month ago

    Quick trip to Milwaukee piloted by Mark O’Leary on Saturday. Ground speed was 182 kts on the way out, but 80 kts on the return leg. I’m glad we weren’t in an Archer for this one! ... See MoreSee Less

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