Mockingbird Flying Club
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
The Mockingbird Fleet
Piper Saratoga PA32-301
Century 41 Autopilot
Garmin GTN750 WAAS
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: July 17, 2020
Please contact these members to negotiate the purchase of their membership certificate:
Walker Wynkoop firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective February 1, 2020, the Club authorized four additional shares to be sold from the Club Treasury at $5,000 each, two of which are remaining. Once purchased, any future sale of these Membership Certificates are the responsibility of the Selling Member.
Join us for our first bookclub meeting. Stay tuned for details about joining us, so more to come.
Also, we will present Part 2 of the Saratoga Briefing (Instrumentation) via Zoom August 3 at 7 PM.
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Instrument Pilots...this is a good way to keep up with your approaches and holding currency! Today the bases were 3200 and tops 4300. ... See MoreSee Less
Taxiway construction is completed, but waiting for striping paint. Weather dependent, the project affecting our hangars should be completed by Friday, May 15th.
In the meantime, it is suggest to have the aircraft towed to and from the hangar by Signature Support Services ... See MoreSee Less
Here’s a video from Wednesday’s flight for the Saratoga engine break-in. The air was fairly lumpy that day, as you can see. But it’s always fun to fly! ... See MoreSee Less
I'm assuming our Birdie Party is cancelled for this weekend? Stupid virus... ... See MoreSee Less
Today we are completing the transition to our new Mockingbird Website! Many thanks to Website Committee Members Jim Juhl and Zak Vekovius for the technical workings and moving the content to the new site!
Today, you may notice a delay as the new site is populating our existing domain location. The desire for a new site has been well discussed over the past 2 years and it will be a big improvement in planning events and communications for our members. Stay tuned!
MBFC President ... See MoreSee Less