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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 36 member Mockingbird Flying Club owns three Piper IFR equipped, professionally maintained and insured planes. The hangers are equipped with electric doors and are easily accessible.  On-line scheduling and billing is very convenient using your computer, tablet, or smart phone.  The financially sound club offers low rates, consistent leadership, flight instruction, safety pilots and the camaraderie with 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.  The annual business meeting is held in January and a Spring Banquet and Awards Ceremony in March.  Many activities include safety seminars, group flight reviews, and flying activities to interesting airports.

The Mockingbird Fleet



Piper Saratoga PA32-301

6 Seats with rear entry & cargo doors

300 HP (new factory reman engine)

Fixed Gear

Century 41 Autopilot

Garmin GTN750 WAAS

Garmin G430

JPI 830 Engine Monitor

Cruise speed 150 kts

Gross Weight: 3,600 lbs



1977 Piper Archer II PA28-181

4 seats

Garmin G5 Attitude and G5 Directional Indicators (No Vacuum)

Garmin G530 WAAS

Garmin GFC500 (2 Axis Autopilot)

Cruise speed 120 kts



1980 Piper Archer II PA28-181

4 seats


Autopilot (single axis)

Garmin 430W (WAAS)

Cruise speed 120 kts



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

Current shares for sale.


$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: November 23, 2020

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

There are no shares available from the current membership

Effective February 1, 2020, the Club has authorized four (4) additional shares to be sold from the Club Treasury at $5,000 each. Once purchased, any future sale of these Membership Certificates are the responsibility of the Selling Member.


 Annual Spring Party  

Saturday, March 21

6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Minnehaha County Club

3101 W 22nd Street

Sioux Falls, SD


  Fall Birdie Party  

Saturday, September 19 
12:00 Noon to 3:30 PM

Mockingbird Hangars FSD

Picnic before the Work Begins

Family Invited

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N81977 Archer

N82965 Saratoga