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 tot scheduling and billing is very convenient with  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

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

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Coming in 2022:

                     Dual Garmin G5s                       (Glass Attitude Indicator and Directional Indicators)

1980 Piper Archer II PA28-181

DME

Autopilot (single axis)

Garmin GNS430W (WAAS)

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Coming in 2022:

New Interior!

New Exterior Paint!

                         Dual Garmin G5s                       (Glass Attitude Indicator and Directional Indicators)

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)

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Coming in 2022:

New Interior!

New Exterior Paint!

JPI EDM 830 Engine Monitor!

Rates

Shares

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

Dues

$90 per month plus $10 capital fund. This amount includes insurance and many fixed costs.

Rates

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

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?

    • Download and fill out application and send it to the Club e-mail address:
      • mockingbirdflyingclub@gmail.org
    • 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: September 17, 2021

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

Eric Cleveringa

ericcleveringa@hotmail.com


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.

Contact

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    5 months ago
    Jim Juhl

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    2 days ago

    Today 9/23/2021 soloed at Madison with Riggin flight school!! ... See MoreSee Less

    Today 9/23/2021 soloed at Madison with Riggin flight school!!

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    Congratulations Loren!!! Great work.

    Congratulations 👍🏼✅

    Great!

    Outstanding Loren!

    Congratulations !

    Congratulations Loren!!!

    Congratulations! Great!

    Congratulations!

    Thank you all for the congrats. The solo was quite an experience. A good experience and now on to the cross country’s.

    Yes!!! So happy for you!

    We’ll done Loren!!

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    3 weeks ago

    Starting them off young..I hope they can fly me around someday! Quick trip up north to kAIT yesterday. ... See MoreSee Less

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    That’s awesome! Did they do good up in the air?

    1 month ago

    Looking forward to the upcoming panel upgrades! 😎
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    2 months ago

    A quick trip from Sioux Falls to Luverne resulted instrument approaches due to heavy smoke. It turns out that this is a record for poor air quality. ... See MoreSee Less

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    Wow! It looks really hazy.

    Clouds I can understand, but smoke this dense from over 1,000 miles away is unbelievable!

    Truly Neil Schmid. I had to shoot three today from Illinois to Iowa to South Dakota….it is truly bizarre.

    When Matt and I did my biennial a few nights ago, we left the pattern at LYV for FSD and I could have sworn it was MVFR due to visibility...not a cloud in the sky.

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    See you guys on Monday👍🏼

    Awesome. We are arriving Thursday.

    Looks fun.

    What’s for dinner?

    I’m here now too! What spot are you in?

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