Like so many general aviation pilots, I found myself some years ago with very limited options for renting aircraft. Whenever I found a company that was willing to rent to the public, I found the price was high, the service was poor, the aircraft were less than inviting, and I never felt particularly valued as a customer. Rather, I felt somewhat invisible. The providers’ main interest seemed focused on the contents of my checkbook.
That didn’t work for me.
When I first began looking into the idea of forming a flying club at my local airport, I was cash poor but highly motivated. I found others in a similar position. That was the start of it. [Read more…]