I recently discovered that there is a flying club that operates out of Buttonville. According to their website they have over 100 members.
The membership fee is $30 (for students) for a year. This club does a lot of trips, some of the bigger trips on the list for this year:
Apr 4-10 – Sun ‘n Fun in Lakeland Florida
May 12-14 – Washington, DC. Visit the Smithsonian museum and sight see the U.S Capital to be preceded the week before by a meeting on procedures if required by first timers or VFR pilots
Jul 24-30 – Oshkosh Airventure (a really popular airshow)
You dont have to own an airplane to go along on the trips. They call it a “have a seat/need a seat” policy. If you have spare room on the plane, and you’re a member, you’re welcome to come along as a passenger.
It could be a great opportunity to learn outside of the lessons i’m taking now.
I’m a little weary of becoming a member. I dont want to join if its nothing but a bunch of old school ex-military fighter pilots (those who actually use “roger wilco” on the radios) trying to re-live their glory days. That said, I’m still going to try to attend one of their meetings. Just have to figure out when it is..
Is anyone else out there a member of a flying club? Why did you join? What advantages does your club offer?