Learning to fly is rewarding but does not end when you earn your pilot's certificate - your certificate is your license to keep learning. But some pilots, after completing their training, find it can be hard to find an airplane to fly that's well maintained and affordable to rent.
Buying an airplane is certainly an option but even with a "cheap" aircraft, ownership comes with it's own laundry list of pitfalls. Managing things like hangar space, annual inspections, insurance, paperwork and the like can make owning an airplane confusing and often more expensive than anticipated. After all, they don't teach much (if anything) at most flight schools about ownership!
That's where the flying club comes in!
The Central Florida Flying Club bridges the gap between ownership and renting plus it offers huge social benefits as you develop relationships with other members. The flying club allows the pilot to exercise his "license to learn" outside of the formal setting of a flight school but without having to figure it out alone as a sole owner or renter.
The club manages the administrative portions of aircraft ownership, the maintenance, hangar space, log books etc. and splits the costs amongst the members. Each flying member pays an initiation fee plus a monthly dues ensuring that the club operating costs are covered while locking in a low "wet" hourly rate on use of the aircraft.
But it doesn't end there!
The Central Florida Flying Club's "founding fathers" include certified flight instructors who are there to guide you through an easy check out process followed by free, continuing ground school because "the good pilot is always learning!"
Check out what founding father Jamie Beckett had to say about forming the Central Florida Flying Club in the September 2015 issue of General Aviation News...
Use of club aircraft:
1963 Cessna 150C VFR two place aircraft: N1927Z
Club fee is $78 per hour (wet)
* As the club grows, the fleet will grow.
All Members (flying members and social members)
Free Private and Instrument ground school
Club pot lucks, meetings, and other events
(the club will be sponsoring fly-ins, Aviation oriented workshops, etc.)
Different memberships are available for as low as 25 per month, call 863-528-1126 or send a message to: info@FlyCFFC.com
Getting started is easy! Download the membership application form
in .pdf format by clicking here.
And here's where the Central Florida Flying Club is located:
Haven Municipal Airport, KGIF