I’m not a pilot yet, can I still join?
Yes, we welcome student pilots as well as seasoned veterans. Recognizing that joining the club represents a sizable investment, we recommend that students with zero time seek a few hours of instruction before joining to ensure this is a journey they want to pursue.
Does Bakalar Flying Club offer flight instruction?
As a member and share owner in the club you are free to use our planes for any type of flight instruction. However, we are not a flight school and do not employ flight instructors. We do have a number of independent instructors who we can connect you with for your flight training needs.
How am I Charged for Aircraft Usage?
We charge our members for use of the aircraft based on the “tach” time. Aircraft usage charges are “wet” so the cost of fuel is included in the rates. Members track their time in the aircraft log book and use the club credit card to purchase fuel. Our treasurer prepares monthly invoices for dues, aircraft usage and any excess fuel charges and sends them to each member at the end of each month.
How Do I Pay My Bill?
We use FlightCircle for aircraft scheduling, billing, and payments. Members can pay via FlightCircle using ACH. Credit Cards may be used for any additional fee.
How Are the Aircraft Scheduled?
We use an online reservation system from FlightCircle for all aircraft scheduling. All members must schedule their time in the system prior to use of the plane.
Do I Need My Own Insurance?
The club maintains an insurance policy that covers all members while they are flying the club plane. We do not require any extra insurance, however you are able to do that if you choose. See the Insurance page for more information.
How Do I Sell My Membership?
There are two ways you can sell a membership. You can identify a potential member on your own, without the assistance of the membership officer, or you can list your membership for sale with the club. If you decide to sell your membership on your own, you may set the price. Memberships placed for sale with the club will be sold at the current membership deposit rate.
All buyers must be vetted prior to acceptance into the club and they must agree to abide by the articles of incorporation, bylaws and rules. All membership purchases must be transacted through the club’s treasurer.