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 middle and high schoolers, alongside Laura Benson Jones, 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.

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED? -Youth member or Adult Volunteer

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 New Member Class. 

Must be 12-20 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 New Member 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.   

The New Member class Includes:

  • Workshop Activities/Orientation
  • Flight Club 502 T-Shirt
  • Flight Club 502 access codes to the Clubhouse.
  • Sporty’s Syllabus books and online access ($350 value).

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.


  • 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:

‭(502) 208-6809


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!