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ABOUT
FC502

ABOUT US

Flight Club 502 is a non-profit 501 (c)(3), based out of Bowman Field (KLOU), Louisville, KY and is dedicated to teaching teens about leadership and success through realistic goal setting in aviation and through Next Gen/STEM education.

 

The organization was established in 2015 by a small group of high schoolers who wanted to inspire other students to become successful in life while using and incorporating aviation and the STEM subjects as a springboard for that success. Flight Club 502 is owned and operated by the youth members with professional adult supervision.

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HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

In order to become part of Flight Club 502, you need to become a member.  There are 3 membership levels:

  1. Ground Level

  2. Flight Level 

  3. Adult Advisory

Youth Membership:  to become a youth member you must complete the Membership Application, Permission Slip, and Intro to Flight Club 502/Aviation Class. Must be 13-20 years old.

 

Adult Advisor Member: complete Adult Volunteer Application, complete EAA Youth Protection Program and attend the FC502 Volunteer Orientation Workshop.  

Youth Memberships:

  • Ground Level Membership: $50 annual dues.  This membership level is for youth members not pursuing a pilot's license or are not old enough for solo flight. 

  • Flight Level Membership:  First year membership dues are included in the intro to Flight Club / Aviation class. Subsequent years' dues are $150 annually.

  • See below for details. Basic Flight training requires a financial commitment, if this is a challenge for your family please speak with us.  Limited needs based scholarships are available. 

Adult Advisory Membership:  Flight Club can’t operate without our Adult Advisors.  We encourage adults to become involved and be a mentor to our youth members.  $50 annual dues.   

 

For youth members (13-20 years old), the first step to getting involved is to sign up to attend the Intro to Flight Club Orientation and Intro to Aviation Class - Course fee is a $300 requested donation (donations are the discretion of each family).  Classes are located on our Classes & Camps page.

The Intro to Aviation class Includes:

  • 6 hours of Workshop Activity 

  • Flight Club 502 Google email account and access to the Club’s treasure of information located on our Google shared drive for New Members and FC502 Items of Interest.  

  • Flight Club 502 Ground Membership provides for access to up to 5 hours of Aircraft rental at additional cost.

  • Flight Club T-Shirt

  • Ping Pong / Foosball & Chess Tournament for Club Rankings.

  • Flight Club 502 access codes to the Clubhouse (not the hangar.)

FC502 Adult Volunteer Orientation:  All members are required to attend volunteer orientation. This is a PREREQUISITE for all Flight Club adult members.  Sessions offered on an as needed basis and hosted by the Flight Club 502 Executive Director, Annabelle Klein. 

Includes:

  • EAA Youth Protection Program Application

  • Flight Club and Airport Operations  

  • Flight Club Organizational Structure

  • Volunteer opportunities and D&O overview

  • Schedules and clubhouse access codes, etc.

  • Flight Circle Aircraft Scheduling program. 

  • Breeze Membership App including membership profile and picture. 

  • Train the Trainer concept and schedules

  • Hangar Orientation - Includes the issuance of a SUPPLIES LOCKER PASS

  • Airplane Covers: Deployment and Stowage

  • Cowling Management and the Oil access door

  • Tool Orientation & Use - Screwdrivers, wrenches, air tanks, etc

  • Ping Pong / Foosball & Chess Tournaments for Club Rankings.

For questions please contact:

Annabelle Klein

‭(502) 777-2700‬ (text or call)

annabelle.klein@flightclub502.org

MEET OUR CLUB!

What makes Flight Club 502 so special is that it is a CLUB- not a solely a flight school. We rely on our members, volunteers, donors, and CFI's to keep us up and flying!