Learn to Fly
COST OF LEARNING TO FLY
STICK & RUDDER VS THE AVERAGE COMMERCIAL OPERATION
• Age: 16 to solo, 17 for license
• 40 hours (FAA minimum)
• 60 hours minimum (more realistic, 35 hours with instructor, 25 hours without instructor)
• Ground School (to pass FAA written examination)
• FAA Medical Certificate (before solo)
|Stick & Rudder||Competitive Operations|
|Aircraft cost (60 hr)||$4,920 (@$82.00)||$6,300 (@$105.00)|
|Instructor cost (35 hr)||1,400 (@$40.00)||1,575 (@$45.00)|
|Renters Insurance||Membership Included||1,154|
WHAT ARE OUR COST ADVANTAGES AND HOW DO KEEP PRICES LOW?
• Discounts for annual dues if paid early.
• Fuel farm — 10,000 gallon fuel tank permits bulk fuel purchases at reduced costs. Reimbursement for cross-country fuel purchases at the Club’s fuel cost.
• Sectional Charts, other pilot supplies, etc, available at discount prices for members.
Winter Flying Advantages
• Free preheat for planes on our ramp.
• Free deicing for planes on our ramp.
• Some planes are placed in the hangar for early Saturday & Sunday morning flights.
WE ALSO ENJOY ACTIVITIES TOGETHER
• Oshkosh /EAA Convention Bus Trip every year to the world’s biggest air show event.
• Annual Club Summer Picnic and Spot Landing Contest
• Trim-A-Tree Winter Holiday Party on the First Saturday in December. It's the best holiday feast at the airport.
• Monthly Club Meetings with Guest Speakers about Aviation Topics
• Parachutists, FAA Air Traffic Controllers, Glider Pilots, WWII Vets, Radio Controlled Model Airplanes,
• Naval Aircraft Carrier aviator, aviation attorney, FAA Wings programs, Ninety Nines, and more.
• Club Flying Trips – Dayton Air Force Museum, Williamsburg, Gettysburg, Bahamas, Canadian Rockies, Cancun.
OUR AIRPORT – WAUKEGAN REGIONAL
Two Runways -Runway 14/32 is 3751 x 75 ft, and Runway 5/23 is 6000 x 150 ft
• Our location north of O’Hare allows easier releases and more routing than Chicago Executive
• Control Tower
• Class D airspace
• Pilot controlled runway lighting for night flights ILS approach