$200 - A one time fee associated with processing the membership application. Of this fee $100 is non-refundable after acceptance into the club and is committed to set up the member accounts, establish aircraft reservation privileges, secure the hanger key, etc. The second $100 is applied to aircraft costs associated with the introductory flight. Any unused portion of funds will be applied to the member's account toward the first month member dues.
$3,500 - Purchases a share of the aircraft owned by the club. Your equity is fully refundable to you if you leave the club provided you have been a member in good standing for not less than one year. . (For a summary of the club philosophy regarding aircraft financing and equity charges, see the FAQ.)
$120 - Covers the fixed costs of aircraft ownership, such as insurance, hangar rental, annual inspections, licenses, etc. There is a $7 credit for attendance at the monthly meeting to encourage participation.
Full insurance coverage is included for all club members - you need not purchase any additional "renters insurance".
Hourly flight charges
Aircraft usage charges are determined from actual flight time only - there are no daily or weekly minimum charges. All rental rates are "wet" (i.e. include fuel) and you can be reimbursed for fuel purchased off-field. Time is based on Tach (engine tachometer) time, which is typically 10 - 15% lower than the Hobbs meter (battery master on) time charged for aircraft rentals elsewhere.
Aircraft rates (wet)
Fuel reimbursement: $5.18/gal
Updated Jun. 8, 2015