Our Members

Hangar 24 Airfest (KREI)

For the casual/occasional flyer

For pilots who only fly occasionally, primarily locally to keep their ratings current, the savings of not having to buy renter insurance alone more than pay for the monthly dues at the "Executive" level membership. In addition, our aircraft are much newer than comparable rentals in the Inland Empire.

63W over the Golden Gate Bridge in SF, Ca

For the serious/frequent cross-country pilot:

For pilots using private aircraft for overnight business or private trips, FBO rentals are not an option as they impose too many restrictions. Aircraft ownership (as an individual or through a partnership) is very costly. RFC offers an alternative that provides the best of both worlds: Access to multiple aircraft (when one is down, take another), flexible scheduling rules, excellent availability, and all that at fairly constant costs that can be easily projected (no bad maintenance "surprises" for the member) and which are much lower than aircraft ownership. For the monthly dues at the Full Member level, you can't even rent half a hangar at Redlands for your own aircraft.

For Current Aircraft Owners

If you currently own a similar aircraft to what RFC has and you fly less than 100 hrs/year, you could save a lot of money by selling your aircraft and joining RFC. If you fly less than 50 hrs/year, it is a complete no-brainer. Your "investment" would be only $4500 (our deposit), and your monthy fixed costs would go down to around $200 or less. Plus, you won't be grounded if one plane is down for maintenance. With a maximum of only ten members per airplane, most of which only fly occasionally, access to one or our two aircraft is virtually guaranteed, even on short notice.

Member Benefits

  • Convenient base at KREI

  • Late model aircraft (not your father's Cessna)

  • Cross-country aircraft: IFR Garmin 430W equipped 1998 Piper PA-28-181 Archer III

  • Comfortable entry-level trainer: IFR equipped 1991 Socata TB9 Tampico

  • Hangared (4163W) cool and clean aircraft

  • 24/7 internet or phone flight scheduling system

  • Weather-protected storage - no sun-baked avionics!

  • Reduced flying costs versus renting

  • Minimal scheduling competition

  • Camaraderie with and mentoring from other pilots


Club Member Savings

  • No overnight stay fees

  • No daily minimum flight hours

  • Club provided insurance - $900/year savings compared to purchasing renter insurance at equivalent limits

  • Memberships available for family members at minor additional cost

  • Multiple membership options


Joe leading the Tampico Wash

Joe leading the Tampico Wash

Membership Application

If you are interested in joining the Redlands Flying Club (RFC) you will need to attend 2 club meetings and submit an application form. Although for insurance, we will need a physical copy signed, you can submit your application ahead of time by filling out the form below:

RFC Application Form