Many people dream of learning how to fly. The idea of soaring through the sky, being up in the clouds, and experiencing total freedom is something everyone should try at least once. However, learning to fly can be a very expensive hobby – especially if you’re not aware of offered incentives. If you’re looking for ways to make flying more affordable, why not consider joining a flying club? Our team has outlined the benefits below.
What Is A Flying Club?
A flying club is exactly what it sounds like – a club for flying enthusiasts whether you already have your pilot’s license or if you’re still learning how to fly. It’s expensive to be solely responsible for the cost of aircraft rental, fuel, and the instructor’s time. A flying club allows you to share the costs with a group of people, making it more accessible. Fees will vary depending on the flying club you’re joining, but you can typically expect to pay a membership fee, a monthly fee and usage fees. While this may sound like a lot of fees, they are all at a discounted rate and are much more cost effective than paying for your aircraft rental, fuel and instructor rate by yourself each time you fly.
Benefits Of Joining A Flying Club
- You get to meet local people who share your passion for flying. Similar to meet-ups for other interests like photography, movies, hiking, or classic cars, joining a flying club connects you to people in your community who also love flying.
- It’s more affordable. When you split the cost of aircraft rental, fuel, and the instructor, it’s much more affordable to be part of a flying club than to privately rent an aircraft.
- You’ll meet study buddies if you decide to pursue your pilot’s license. Having a group of people who you can learn and study with in a supportive environment can make pursuing your pilot’s license a lot easier.
Meet People Who Share Your Hobby
If you want to learn how to fly, you’re probably also eager to discuss flying, flying lessons, and aviation in general with people who share your interests. And if you don’t have any family or friends who are interested in learning to fly, joining your local flying club is an excellent way to meet people who share your hobby. Whether you’re a beginner or you have some experience, everyone can come together at your flying club and enjoy their passion together.
Join The Flying Club At Monmouth
At Monmouth Jet Center, we’re proud to host a flying club that gives you access to six different aircraft. Our instructors are top-notch and we welcome people of all ages and experience levels. Plus, joining our flying club allows you to mitigate the expensive costs associated with learning how to fly. If you’re ready to discover what it’s like to be a pilot, our flying club is waiting in the wings for you.