Flying clubs have been around for more than 75 years, offering memberships that allow you to fly a wide variety of aircraft by paying dues and a reduced rental fee. As sport flying grows you will see many more of these flying clubs across the United States. They are very popular in Europe. Meantime, many long-time flying clubs are adding sport planes to their hangars.
Flying clubs are found at airports, often with their own office or hangar. Larger clubs often have their own websites (such as West Valley Flying Club) for prospects and members. Ask among your pilot friends and you might get a referral to a flying club that offers sport planes.
You can find out more about flying clubs in your area by visiting general aviation airports around you and asking the airport manager or FBO. Meantime, let’s take a look at the most common types of flying clubs.
To find flying clubs in your area, use Google.com or Yahoo.com to do a search.
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