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?

  • 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: mockingbirdflyingclub@gmail.com
  • 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: November 8, 2021

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

David Zellmer dzellmer53@gmaill.com

Darin Greer <darin@roamprivate.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.

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    2 weeks ago

    Here is the old and new panel in N81977. Thanks to all who worked so hard to update it! ... See MoreSee Less

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    Great pics Jeff!

    Looks awesome!!

    2 months ago

    This afternoon was spent accomplishing another task on the way to the private pilot license. An afternoon of flying the long cross country solo.
    FSD-KMHE-HBKX-KFSD. All went well. Solos done! YAHO!
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    Awesome job Loren!! Great meeting on the runway today as you departed. Keep crushing it your almost there!😎

    Great job Loren! Keep it up.

    Congratulations!

    2 months ago

    Well today was a milestone in the journey to my private pilot license. This afternoon I took 25F on my short cross country solo. Went to Mitchell and back with two touch and goes in Sioux Falls after getting back. It went really well and I surprised myself with pretty smooth landings. All totaled I was gone two hours. The plane 25F just purred and started very easy. Thanks to Jim for getting it repaired on Wednesday! ... See MoreSee Less

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    Loren, I remember my solo CrossCountry it also was to Mitchell. I was flying a Cessna 152 and cars on the interstate were passing me!🤣

    Congrats!

    Congratulations!

    Awesome!

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