The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has released a new tool that will steer members through the steps of starting a flying club. “AOPA’s Guide to Starting a Flying Club” identifies the most important aspects to consider when bringing a club from inception to full operation.
The Bakersfield Flying Club, a small association of central California pilots based at Meadows Field, has donated more than $6,000 to Honor Flight Kern County.
The money was raised through a club-sponsored raffle, and will be used to send World War II veterans to the memorial in Washington, D.C.
Members of flying clubs will now receive a 5% rebate on any Sporty’s purchase, which will be paid to their flying clubs on a quarterly basis. There is no fee for this program, but flying clubs must register with Sporty’s.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA) campaign to grow the number of flying clubs in the United States reached a new milestone recently when the 400th club joined AOPA’s Flying Club Network.
AOPA has also just launched a new version of the online “Flying Club Finder,” which allows individuals to find a club in their area.
After four months of receiving and evaluating 126 applications for the first ever Flying Club scholarship, Ground Effect Advisors (GEA) has chosen a winner. Zachary (Zach) Piech, of Wilmington, N.C., and his prospective flying club, Cape Fear Flyers, will receive more than $3,500 worth [Read more…]
WOODINVILLE, Wash. — Seven employees at Dynon Avionics got together and talked themselves into creating a flying club. Since they work for a leader in avionics for homebuilt aircraft and LSAs, it was only natural that they wanted access to an experimental aircraft.
With just over two weeks to go before a winner is selected, Ground Effect Advisors (GEA) has revealed the 10 finalists for its flying club scholarship.
The next free Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Flying Club Network webinar, Attracting Young People into Aviation, hosted by AOPA’s Adam Smith and Glenn Marsh, founder of the Candler Field Flying Club of Williamson, Georgia, will be May 21 at 8:30 p.m. (Eastern time). Attendees will learn the secrets to CFFC’s success in this area, and there will also be discussion of what other flying clubs are doing to attract a new generation of pilots. Click here to register.