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MEMBER
INFO

ABOUT 

Flight Club 502 is a leadership development program that uses lessons in aviation to develop STEM, entrepreneurship (decision making), leadership skills and patriotism. Members can also learn how to fly! 

Because we are a youth nonprofit we are able to learn to fly at a reduced price. The youth members need to take good care of the airplanes, the club and participate in club outreach.

 

Typical flight training at a flight school would cost around $150 per hour to rent a plane plus instructor rates. At flight club the Cessna 150 is $68 per hour and the 172 is $100 per hour (the actual operating cost).  The instructors are $35 per hour to be paid directly.

PARTIAL FLIGHT SCHOLARSHIPS are available:  Contact Mr. Allen and Captain Dean Rice if you want to apply for a partial scholarship.  Bruce.Allen@flightclub502.org

STAGE 1: SOLO FLIGHT

Pre-requisite to begin Stage 1: Complete the Intro to Flight Course taught by Senior Members. 

You cannot begin flight training in the club planes unless you have been through the intro course. 

 

Also, In order to obtain your Private Pilot’s Certificate and to Solo the plane you must obtain an FAA Medical Certificate and the Student Pilot Certificate. (SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS)

 

FAA MEDICAL CERTIFICATE:  students need 3rd class – you must be 16 to apply.

STAGE 2: CROSS-COUNTRY

During this stage of training you need to be working on your written exam!  Here is the link to the prep book that has all the possible questions and answers: 

http://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/private-pilot-test-prep-asa.html 

 

We will be offering a prep for the written exam so watch on the website.

STAGE 3: FLIGHT OPERATIONS

This is the final stage of obtaining  your license. You must have completed all the required training and have passed your written exam. The checkride cost approximately $650. The cost to obtain your license depends on many variables including how hard you study and how often you fly.

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FAA DESIGNATED MEDICAL EXAMINERS

MELISSA T BARRETT, MD

502.893.7462

DAVID HIESTAND, MD

502.292.7248

JASON LEWIS, MD

502.855.3919

DR. ELIOTT THOMPSON

502.895.0524

W. "CHIP" RICHARDSON

(502) 863-3112

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REGISTER FOR YOUR STUDENT PILOT CERTIFICATE:

It is required: It takes up to 3 weeks to process.  They will run security checks, etc. and then issue you a student pilot certificate.

 

Register for your student pilot certificate:  

  1. Click "Register"

  2. Check is "applicant"

  3. Choose "agree" to TOS and continue

  4. Complete personal information

  5. Complete citizenship

  6. Complete residential address

  7. Answer security questions

  8. Create Username and password

  9. Click register

  10. Log back in and apply for a "Student Pilot" Certificate

THE FINAL STEP IS WITH AN INSTRUCTOR.

MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY

  • Ages: 13 - 21 years old

  • Must complete "Intro to Aviation" Class which is taught by the senior members of Flight Club 502.

  • After completion of "Intro to Aviation" class: application for membership and recommendation from a Flight Club 502 member who taught the class.

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS & DUES

FLIGHT CREW MEMBERSHIP

  • $150 per year: 

    • Ability to fly club planes at reduced rates and use of the RedBird sim

  • Members reimburse the club at the end of each flight with a credit card on file.

  • Member agrees to pay the flight instructors directly for ground and flight $35 per hour.

  • If you need financial assistance, scholarship, or want to participate in our "work to fly" scholarship, please send a message to Mr. Bruce Allen (bruce.allen@flightclub502.org)

GROUND CREW MEMBERSHIP

  • $50 per year:

    • Ability to participate in Flight Club 502 activities and use of the facilities.​