Our Club Members
Why Join our club?
- You will have great access to late-model, well-equipped aircraft. The Club limits membership to a total of ten members per airplane to
assure access to aircraft. Scheduling policies are liberal and
flexible, with greater latitude allowed to student pilots. You can
book your flights online or by phone 24/7. The
club plans to add more aircraft as membership increases.
- For the casual/occasional flyer:
For pilots who only fly occasionally, primarily locally to keep their ratings current,
the savings of not having to buy renter insurance alone more than pay for the monthly dues at the
"Executive" level membership. In addition, our aircraft are much newer than comparable rentals in the Inland Empire.
- For the serious/frequent cross-country traveller:
For pilots using private aircraft for overnight business or private trips, FBO rentals are not an option
as they impose too many restrictions. Aircraft ownership (as an individual or through a partnership) is very costly.
RFC offers an alternative that provides the best of both worlds: Access to multiple aircraft
(when one is down, take another), flexible scheduling rules, excellent availability, and all that at
fairly constant costs that can be easily projected (no bad maintenance "surprises" for the member)
and which are much lower than aircraft ownership.
For the monthly dues at the Full Member level, you can't even rent half a hangar at Redlands for your own aircraft.
- For current aircraft owners:
If you currently own a similar aircraft to what RFC has and you fly less than 100 hrs/year, you could save a lot
of money by selling your aircraft and joining RFC. If you fly less than 50 hrs/year, it is a complete no-brainer.
Your "investment" would be only $4500 (our deposit), and your monthy fixed costs would go down
to around $200 or less. Plus, you won't be grounded if one plane is down for maintenance. With a
maximum of only ten members per airplane, most of which only fly occasionally, access to one or
our two aircraft is virtually guaranteed, even on short notice.
base at KREI
Late model aircraft (not your father's Cessna)
Comfortable entry-level trainer: IFR equipped 1991 Socata TB9 Tampico
Cross-country aircraft: IFR Garmin 430W equipped 1998 Piper PA-28-181 Archer III
Hangared (4163W) cool and clean aircraft
24/7 internet or phone flight scheduling system
storage - no sun-baked avionics!
flying costs versus renting
Camaraderie with and mentoring from other pilots
Club Member savings
No overnight stay fees
No daily minimum flight hours
Club provided insurance - $900/year savings compared to purchasing renter insurance at equivalent limits
Memberships available for family members at minor additional cost
Multiple membership options
- Redlands Flying Club meets on the first and third Thursday of each
month, at the Redlands Airport Lobby located at 1745 Sessums Drive,
Redlands, CA 92374, at 5:30pm
- Guests are welcome, please send an email to
info@RedlandsFlyingClub.org to let us
know you would like to come.
Click here for directions to our meeting location.