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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.

BECOME A YOUTH MEMBER

Flight Club 502 is a youth development organization for kids 12-20 years old that also has airplanes for kids to fly.  But if flying isn’t their thing, that’s OK!  Our core mission is to help all our youth members grow, mature, learn to work in teams, assume leadership roles, and better prepare them for future challenges. BECOMING A MEMBER IS EASY!

In order to be involved in Flight Club 502, you need to become a member.  There are 2 youth membership levels:

  1. Youth Ground Crew / Committee Member. ($50 annual membership fee)

  2. Youth Flight Crew Member ($150 annual membership fee after the first year)

To become a youth member: Check the CLASSES AND CAMPS for the next “Membership Class”.

To become a youth member you must be 13-22 years old. All youth members must complete the Membership Camp.

Every member must attend this class but it does not mean you have to fly. Once you are a member you can attend our social events, attend Saturday Ground School, and participate in committee work. Membership and class fees can be reduced or waived on a needs basis.  Please discuss your specific situation with the Flight Club 502 Executive Director as needed. 

BECOME AN ADULT VOLUNTEER

Flight Club 502 is not a Flight School, we are a youth development program. We use airplanes to build future leaders and lessons in aerospace to integrate STEM/Next Gen Learning, decision making, leadership and patriotism.  All members participate on a committee and help run our nonprofit.  WE depend on VOLUNTEERS to mentor the teenagers and run the nonprofit.  Last year over 15,000 volunteer hours were logged.  All volunteers go through the youth protection program through the EAA young eagle program and contribute $50 (Adult Volunteer) dues per year.  

Please complete the two courses linked below as well as sign up in our Google Form. Thank you for your support and helping make Flight Club 502 such an amazing place!– Join EAA and complete young eagle training and background check:

https://www.eaa.org/eaa/youth/youth-protection-policy-and-program

– Must Complete the TSA 30-min safety course: 

https://www.aopa.org/training-and-safety/online-learning/online-courses/general-aviation-security 

Please make a copy of your Young Eagle Leader Certificate from EAA when you receive it and we will put it on file at Flight Club 502.  

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS & DUES

GROUND CREW MEMBERSHIP

  • $50 per year and must Complete the Intro to Aviation Class

  • Able to participate in Flight Club 502 activities, committees and use of the facilities.​

  • If you need financial assistance, scholarship, or want to participate in our “Skin in the Game” program, please send a message to our Executive director at:  info@flightclub502.org

FLIGHT CREW MEMBERSHIP

  • $150 per year and must complete the Intro to Aviation Class

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

  • Member pay flight instructors directly for ground and flight instruction

  • If you need financial assistance, scholarship, or want to participate in our “Skin in the Game” program, please send a message to:  info@flightclub502.org

​For Members Who Wish to Fly

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.

*No-Show students will be charged on their second offense by the CFI.*

FAA DESIGNATED MEDICAL EXAMINERS

DR. ELIOTT THOMPSON 502.895.0524

W. “CHIP” RICHARDSON (502) 863-3112

DAVID HIESTAND, MD 502.292.7248

MED EX: https://medxpress.faa.gov/medxpress/

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.