Every member of the flying club owns a share of the club. You can purchase a share from a current club member who wants to leave the club or from the club treasury (if available). Unlike owning shares in a company, the club share doesn't mean you own part of the planes. Check the Memberships for Sale area of the website for availability.
Yes. Use the contact form on the website and a club board member will be in contact with you to answer your questions and give you a tour of the planes.
Share price is negotiated between seller and buyer. At the current time, there are shares available from the club treasury for $5000.
Monthly dues are $80 plus $10 capital fund (sometimes called the upgrade fund). Dues are taxable so after 6.5% sales tax it works out to $95.20 per month.
Hourly rate for the Archers is $70 per hour plus tax or $74.55. The Saratoga rate is $110 per hour or $117.15.
The following table approximates the total per hour cost (including monthly dues, hourly aircraft rate and fuel cost) based on the number of hours flown per year. Using fuel cost of $5.25 per gallon of 100LL, fuel consumption of 9GPH for the Archers and 16GPH for the Saratoga.
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Minimum flight time per year is 12 hours. Club members who fly less than 12 hours will be billed a prorated amount for the hours not flown at the lowest aircraft rate, currently $70 per hour.
For example: A club member who flies eight hours during the year would be billed for four hours of flight time at $70 per hour.
Club members are expected to participate in twice a year aircraft cleaning affectionately called Birdie Parties. If a club member is unable to attend the scheduled party, they can clean on their own or pay $50.
Club members are responsible for the first $1000 of damage to equipment or aircraft regardless of the cause of the damage. Members are encouraged to purchase non-owner (renters) aviation insurance coverage to indemnify themselves for this risk.
Club aircraft may be used for the training of club members by a club approved instructor.
New members need to be checked out by a club instructor prior to flying the aircraft. This includes ground instruction on how to schedule, start and care for the planes. The flight portion is similar to a flight review and includes takeoffs, landings, slow flight, stalls, emergency procedures, etc.
The entrance to the hangers is on Hanger Street, just past the Nelson Baker Biotech building. After you join the club, you will receive a hangar key and instructions on how to get a gate card from the airport. The club planes are in the east facing blue hangars you'll see just after entering the gate. There is a sign on the door for each aircraft.