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 37 member Mockingbird Flying Club owns three IFR equipped, professionally maintained and insured planes. The hangars are equipped with electric doors and are easily accessible.  Access to scheduling and billing is very 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

The Mockingbird Fleet

Piper Saratoga PA32-301

6 Seats

300 HP

Fixed Gear

Century 41 Autopilot

Garmin GTN750 WAAS

Garmin GNS430

JPI EDM 830 Engine Monitor

Gross Weight: 3,600 lbs


Coming in 2022:

                     Dual Garmin G5s                       (Glass Attitude Indicator and Directional Indicators)

1980 Piper Archer II PA28-181


Autopilot (single axis)

Garmin GNS430W (WAAS)

New Interior

New Exterior Paint

Dual Garmin G5s

Garmin GFC500 AutoPilot

JPI EDM 830 Engine Monitor

1977 Piper Archer II PA28-181

                               Dual Garmin G5s                       (Glass Attitude Indicator and Directional Indicators)

Garmin GNS530 WAAS

Garmin GFC500 (2 Axis Autopilot)


Coming in 2022:

New Interior!

New Exterior Paint!

JPI EDM 830 Engine Monitor!



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


$90 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.

How do I become a member?

  • Check for share availability and make arrangements to purchase a share.
  • Download the New Member Application and fill out application and send it to the Club e-mail address:
  • 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: February 19, 2023

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

No memberships currently available.

Please Note:

The Club has initiated significant improvements to its aircraft fleet resulting in an assessment to the Membership. Please see the revised application for Membership (page 3) for financing details for this assessment.


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    3 weeks ago

    The tail number change to N28NS was completed today. The new paint looks awesome in the sunshine we had today. ... See MoreSee Less

    The tail number change to N28NS was completed today.  The new paint looks awesome in the sunshine we had today.Image attachmentImage attachment

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    A fitting honor to a true champion of aviation and Mockingbird leader. Miss him…

    4 weeks ago

    The painting on N7825F is complete and she is back in Sioux Falls. We got.the call that it is done, but then Mother Nature had other plans. After a week of foggy weather, Lane, Ty, AL, and Jim were able to make the trip to Mena. Pictures don't do it justice. Just wait till you see it in person. ... See MoreSee Less

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    Looks beautiful! Thanks for giving your time to going to pick her up and bringing her home!

    I took a peak at it yesterday. Looks great!!

    The paint job looks awesome!

    4 weeks ago

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