Welcome to The Ann Arbor Flyers
The Ann Arbor Flyers is one of the oldest aviation clubs in the country, having been in continuous operation since its inception in October of 1940. Our membership of nominally 75 active members is composed of a diverse group of men and women, ranging in age from 16-80 years and spanning the breadth of aviation experience from beginning students to veteran pilots holding Airline Transport Pilot certificates.
We pride ourselves on setting high standards for flight safety, pilot proficiency and proper care and maintenance of our equipment. Members of the club are equity owners in a fleet of 4 modern well-equipped aircraft ( Piper Archer II, two Piper Archer IIIs and a Piper Saratoga) and have access to primary and advanced training through authorized club flight instructors. Numerous social activities, including monthly meetings, field trips and an annual banquet are hosted by the club to encourage member participation and fellowship.
Click on the photo on the right to look through a photo album of members in the 1940s. Click here to see a movie of a flight over Ann Arbor in the early 1930s.
Benefits of Membership in the Ann Arbor Flyers
Club members are equity share owners of four modern, very well equipped and maintained aircraft. All aircraft are comfortably equipped for cross-country IFR flight.
Freedom. As an aircraft owner, you have the keys to the hangar. If the schedule is open, you are free to come and go as you like, where you like. This means no daily minimum charges and out of town trips of up to two weeks in length. (Certain simple restrictions apply.) The club size is limited to 75 members to assure reasonable access to the aircraft.
As a nonprofit organization, all revenues from flying stay in our own pockets. This, combined with generous volunteer efforts by club members keeps expenses to a minimum. Sixty years of sound financial operation have proven the stability of the club.
The club structure fosters fellowship. Monthly educational meetings form the core of our social schedule. Invited speakers and club instructors present monthly programs. We pride ourselves on setting high standards for flight safety, pilot proficiency and proper care and maintenance of our equipment.
Meetings are held at the Ann Arbor Airport Main Terminal Building at 7:30 PM on the second Wednesday of every month, except March. Everyone is welcome to attend the public meetings. The Saturday after each monthly meeting some of us gather to wash & wax one of the planes.
In March we have an annual banquet for members, their spouses, and honored guests and speakers.
Primary and advanced instruction is available at reduced rates from a large selection of club member instructors who are professional instructors who are not simply trying to "build time" but are honestly interested in pilot education and training.
Full insurance coverage is included for all club members - you need not purchase any additional "renters insurance".
On-Line Scheduling. Click here to access our on-line scheduling system. Non-members will be given a guest account that allows viewing the scheduler but not reserving aircraft.