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Affordable Flying: Clubs and Partnerships

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Reiff Lorenz
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#1 Posted: 3/30/2010 15:04:40

There's a great discussion on "Ideas to grow aviation" in this forum. Many of the ideas involved shared ownership or shared use of existing aircraft.

This topic is to help everyone find a flying club or start a partnership in their area. This does not replace the EAA – the purpose is to match people who want to share the expenses of owning and maintaining an aircraft.

So post a reply with what you are looking for, and where you live. Maybe you'll find others of like minds!

For example, you might post:
    Looking for: shared-ownership of older Cessna 150 or similar in South Carolina near KMGU

Or:
    Have a Vans RV-9 in Nashville area, looking for 3 partners to share expenses.

Or:
    Club in Dayton, OH with 2 Piper Archers – fully IFR equipped, $80 / month, $99 / hr. 
    (This last example is real. Click on my photo and message me if interested!)

Hopefully this will allow lots of people to find inexpensive ways to stay in the air!

 

 



Joe LaMantia
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#2 Posted: 3/30/2010 17:11:04

Reiff thanks for starting this post!  Since I brought up partnerships on the "Ideas" thread I will be happy to be the first to post on this one.

Skypark Aero Club is looking for new members!

We have a 1958 Tri-Pacer in great condition that rents for $75/Hr and a 1976 Archer II that rents for $100/hr...both wet.  These aircraft are based at Hartzell-Piqua (I17) about 30 miles north of Dayton, OH. 

New members pay a $25 one-time membership fee and a $500 refundable deposit for insurance. Interested parties can contact me via e-mail joe397@embarqmail.com.  


Joe










Justin Daugherty
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#3 Posted: 3/31/2010 13:34:40 Modified: 3/31/2010 13:35:21

I need to learn to fly!

Looking for a cheap aircraft thats suitable for training, would love to partner with someone, or maybe at least rent their airplane

Looking in the "high desert" area of Southern California (KWJF, or Apple Valley, etc)

I am an A&P that could also trade rental time for MX time

Justin  


contactjustind@gmail.com

 



Douglas Cooke
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#4 Posted: 4/1/2010 19:37:46 Modified: 4/1/2010 19:59:38

Looking for pilots/students in the eastern Ohio area.

We are the Propbusters Flying Club, in Steubenville, Ohio 2G2 (45 minutes west of Pittsburgh).

We fly a 1976 Cessna 150 with a low time engine, clean newer interior, and new digital flip-flop nav/com.

Plane is hangared in a new hangar with electric door!

Membership INCLUDES INSURANCE!

$250 to join, dues are $200/yr OR $18.00/month (consecutively).

Usage fee is ONLY $60/hr. WET!

Students accepted on a limited basis.  We can connect you with local instructors.

Contact Doug dbcrn@hotmail.com

 



Joshua Grant
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#5 Posted: 4/2/2010 11:16:29

Looking for a few partners in the Utah County area (KPVU or U77) interested in obtaining an LSA for shared ownership (Ercoupe or similar perhaps)



David Kruger
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#6 Posted: 4/2/2010 12:22:56

The Aircraft Partnership Association operates a FREE partner-finding website. EAA recently interviewed us for Sport Pilot magazine. There is a YouTube interview below or you can watch it here.

We have thousands of members around the US. The website works for any type of aircraft of any cost, anywhere in the world. We fully support partnering for homebuilts, plans built, and kit aircraft.

We support all t forms of aircraft sharing: partnerships, cooperatives, flying clubs, you name it.

The partner finder works for those who already have a plane to share and folks who don't have a plane (yet!) who are looking for partners.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if there is anything we can do for you.

We'll see you at AirVenture!
!



Joseph Moreth
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#7 Posted: 4/6/2010 10:36:51

The UW Flying Club in Madison, WI (KMSN) has just added a second late-model Cessna 172 to its fleet and is accepting new members.  Dues are $55/month.  The 1998 Skyhawk goes for $81/hr wet, the 2002 Skyhawk is $89/hr wet.  Both planes are 180hp.  Student pilots are welcome.

Find more information about this social non-profit club at www.uwflyingclub.org



Reiff Lorenz
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#8 Posted: 4/6/2010 20:32:47
David Kruger wrote:

 

The Aircraft Partnership Association operates a FREE partner-finding website. . . .We fully support partnering for homebuilts, plans built, and kit aircraft.  . . .

 

 

 

David,

Thanks for the post about the APA. I had tried your site right after it launched. I think there was a membership fee and the site was very buggy. But I tried it again this week and IT IS GREAT! I encourage everyone to check it out. From Piper to Pietenpol, from sport pilot to ATP, this is the place to find just about any kind of partnership.

It takes a while to go through the registration process, but that is because a lot of information is needed if you're going to find / start / build the right aircraft partnership. Once I got everything set up I could see all the pilots in my area who were interested in joint ownership.

You'll have to let everyone know: even if you've tried the APA before it's worth checking out!

Reiff Lorenz

 



Gene Mohr
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#9 Posted: 4/7/2010 18:08:58

My best friend and I made a way for own dream to come true.  We partnered to purchase a 2006 REMOS G3/600 with on y 400 hours on it.  He just got his Sport Pilot ticket on Monday.  I am in the process of finding an instructor to train with to earn my Sport Pilot cert.  With the cost split we are finding it very affordable.  Since he is retired and I still have a couple of working years left our arrangement will work out well.. besides.. the majority of the time we will be flying together anyway, well.. unless the wives have something to say...

 

Gene



Gene Sport Pilot 2010 PPL 2011?
Larry Epstein
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#10 Posted: 6/22/2010 13:28:25
If you live in the New York City Metropolitan Area, we have a great flying club @ KHPN (White Plains).

 

We currently own 7 aircraft (2 Archers, 2 Arrows, Beech Debonair and 2 V-tail Bonanzas). We work on tach time.

 

Much less expensive. Great people & friends. Computer scheduling with no daily minimums. You can take a Bonanza for a 2 week trip and only pay for your flying time!!

 

See our Website: http://www.wfc-hpn.org/



Steve DiLullo
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#11 Posted: 6/23/2010 09:58:42
Reiff Lorenz wrote:

 


    Club in Dayton, OH with 2 Piper Archers – fully IFR equipped, $80 / month, $99 / hr. 
    (This last example is real. Click on my photo and message me if interested!)

 

 

 

Hey there - I take it you're involved with the Dayton Pilots Club? I live about 1 mile north of MGY and have thought about checking you guys out multiple times over the past couple of years.

It's still hard to beat the rates I pay at Stewart (40I) and you don't have a Cub
wink but your planes look like they're great for XC flying!

Maybe I'll figure out a time to swing by and see things in person one of these days...

 



My flying/training adventures: amileofrunway.blogspot.com
Reiff Lorenz
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#12 Posted: 6/23/2010 15:08:44

>>> Hey there - I take it you're involved with the Dayton Pilots Club?

Steve,

Yes, I'm a part of the Dayton Pilots Club. We'd love to have you check us out. Membership meetings are 7:00 on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Dayton Wright Brothers airport in the ASI building.

Hope to see you there!

Reiff