Benefits of Club Membership

If you've stumbled upon this page, you're probably wondering why you would want to join the club; what's in it for you. There must be a benefit here, right? Read below for some of the best reasons that club membership might be for you.

You get to own an airplane

And not just one airplane, but two! Every club member buys a share into the club, and that share makes them part-owner of all aircraft the club owns. For many of us, this is the closest we will ever come to owning an aircraft on our own. Let's face it, between purchase costs, maintenance costs, hanger and tie-down fees, overhauls, etc.... airplanes are expensive. Many people never get to experience airplane ownership or the joy of having a set of keys to an aircraft. Through club membership, you can.

Familiarity with the planes you fly

For those of us who have had experience with renting a plane, you know the minor frustration of getting into an airplane that you've never even sat in before and trying to make a flight. As part-owners of the club's aircraft, you have the chance to fly the same plane whenever it is available. This builds familiarity and comfort with the aircraft. You learn how it flys, how it feels, what it likes and doesn't like, and there is something to be said for that.

Insurance coverage

Insurance in general is expensive, and aviation liability insurance is no different. As a club member, you are covered as a pilot for one million dollars of liability and full hull coverage as a named insured under the club's insurance policy. This coverage begins automatically once you are checked out in our planes by one of the club's instructors. The coverage is only good if you are flying one of the club's planes; if you rent another aircraft, you will need your own coverage for that flight.


Aircraft usage fees for our aircraft are very competitive compared to normal aircraft rental fees, and are a big benefit to our members. Our Cessna 172N, N4818D is $130/hr, and our Piper Cherokee, N8181N, is $110/hr. All usage fees are "wet" -- meaning they include fuel -- and time is measured by tach time, which is more "pilot friendly" than Hobbs time.

Use the plane whenever you want, for as long as you want (within reason)

As part-owner of the airplane, you can use the airplane whenever you want, and for as long as you want - within reason of course. You only pay for the time the engine is turning - tach time. If you want to take the plane for a day trip or even a weekend, go ahead! It's your plane! Take the wife on a weekend trip to Martha's Vineyard, or take the whole family for a vacation to Ohio.

Interested in becoming a member? Fill out a membership application!


Club Facts:

As of the start of May 2023, there are 29 regular members in the club, 5 associate members, and 9 family members.

Among its members are 2 Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs), who provide instruction for members pursuing a pilot's license or additional ratings, conduct recurrent proficiency training for members, and check out members in the club's planes.