Membership Information

Currently, Solar Flying Club offers to its members 3 membership classifications:

1) Regular:  Open to all individual of good moral character holding at minimum a PRIVATE PILOT certificate and who are responsible and financially able to meet the obligations of the club, and who profess an interest in aviation.

2) Inactive:  An existing member who wishes to retain membership in the Club but is not able or does not desire to fly.  Membership is intended for members who have become, or anticipate becoming, physically, mentally, legally, financially or geographically unable to fly with the Club and anticipate being so for at least 6 months. Inactive membership is not available to members who simply do not like to fly in cold weather, as the club's fixed expenses covered by member's dues know no season. Inactive members who wish to become active members will be placed at the top of any waiting list. Inactive members who wish to immediately return to active status may do so by payment of all retroactive dues for the period of their inactivity.

3)  Non Pilot Member:  Membership is open to all individuals of good moral character who are responsible and financially able to meet the obligations of the club, and who profess an interest in aviation. Non Pilot member has to be in good standing, are entitled to hold office and to vote on all issues brought before the membership of the Club. Non Pilot members are entitled to utilize club aircraft as set forth in Appendix A of Solar Flying Club bylaws consistent with pilot services provision.



Pricing Information

Solar Flying Club members can choose from one of three pricing tiers.

TIER 1 - Piper Cherokee Six only

$1500.00 Initial deposit due with application

$60.00 per month membership fee

$105.00 per hour Hobbs time dry


TIER 2 - Cessna 172M Skyhawk only

$3000.00 Initial deposit due with application

$60.00 per month membership fee

$35.00 per hour Tach time dry


TIER 3 - Piper Cherokee Six and Cessna 172M Skyhawk

$3000.00 Initial deposit due with application

$120.00 per month membership fee

$105.00 per hour Hobbs time dry - PA32

$35.00 per hour Tach time dry - C172M


Tier 1 initial deposit is non-refundable.  Tier 2 and 3 initial deposit less $50 refundable upon successful sale of membership.  Tier 2 members may receive flight instruction within Tier 1 aircraft.  Members may switch tiers once every 6 months as available.