AOPA High School Flight Training Scholarship

Hey Flight Club! AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) is accepting applications for their AOPA High School Flight Training Scholarship. 80 selected students will receive a $10,000 scholarship in 2020. Per the website, “scholarship recipients will be able to use the money for direct flight training expenses to pursue a primary pilot certificate, such as…

Happy New Year!

Well, that’s a wrap on 2019! It’s been a great year for Flight Club 502—full of amazing opportunities and achievements. Here’s a recap of some of our highlights. We welcomed many new students into the Flight Club family this year in the Intro to Aviation course. We also said goodbye to multiple members this fall,…

And the winner is…

The results are in…and the winner of the 2019 Flight Club 502 Piper Super Cruiser Raffle is…Captain Maura Schmid of Louisville, KY!!! Thank you to everyone who participated in this raffle and made it such a huge success! Thanks to you, we have raised $80,000. We are all extremely grateful for the generosity and support…

RV12 Had Its First Test Flight!

We are excited to announce that Flight Club 502’s RV-12iS aircraft has successfully completed its first test flight! Thank you to our awesome Adult Build Leaders, Keith Altman and Bruce Allen, along with the many boys and girls who volunteered their time to making this project a success. Dream, Build, Fly!

Quinten Soloed!

Congratulations to Quinten Shewmaker for achieving his first solo flight! He was trained by instructor, Tanner Love. Quinten is a sophomore at St. Xavier High School and plays baseball. He has been a member of the club since 2017 and is now an officer. He remains actively involved in FC 502 by washing the planes…

Welcome Delegates from Oman!

This Monday, October 14, we received an exciting visit from a delegation of aviation professionals from Oman. The delegation was part of an “Aviation, Air Cargo, and Airport Management” professional exchange project through the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Their visit to Louisville was programmed by the World Affairs Council of…

Congrats Grant White!!

Congratulations to Grant White for accomplishing his first solo flight! Grant is a Junior at Oldham County High School. He is on the maintenance committee for Flight Club and a really committed member. His dad is a UPS captain and one of the guardians of Flight Club.

RAFFLE – Win a 1946 Piper Super Cruiser Plane or $15,000 – each chance $50!

The website is: rafflecreator.com/pages/33010/flight-club-502-piper-super-cruiser-raffle. Flight Club 502 has been the recipient of the donation of this Classic 1946 Piper Super Cruiser. The plane has less than 3,000 hours total time on the airframe and the last annual was June 12, 2019. The 100 HP Lycoming O-235 engine has 760 hours SMOH with a single seat in…

Girls In Aviation Day

We had an amazing time at Bowman Field’s Girls In Aviation Day event! Flight Club spoke to visitors and guided kids in a super fun paper airplane activity. We also showcased our newest plane and met the founder of Girls In Aviation Day, Dr. Peggy Chabrian. Thank you, Dr. Chabrian, for giving Flight Club 502…

Congratulations Alice!

Alice Deters became a private pilot on August 21, 2019. Alice is a sophomore at UVA and has been a Flight Club member since August 2016. Congrats Alice!