News From HQ: Be Careful What You Wish For!

Can you believe fall is just around the corner? Your flying club’s team has a busy schedule for the remainder of the year and we hope you can join us at these exciting events!

Saturday September 24th – Drew will be attending the Wings Wheels and Keels event at Hummel Airport (W75) where he is giving a talk called Maximum Fun, Minimum Cost. The Wonderful World of Flying Clubs.

Sunday, September 25th – Drew will be giving a FAASTeam Wings safety talk at the Simsbury Airport Fly-In, Car Show, and Food Truck Festival. The Fly-In will be at the Simsbury Airport in Connecticut. Be sure to stop by!

Saturday, October 1st – Steve will attend the Reading Aero Club’s 90th Anniversary Celebration in Reading, Pennsylvania. We often hear clubs claim to be the oldest this or that, but 90 years is quite a long time!

Saturday, October 1stYou can find Drew at College Park Airport in College Park, Maryland helping out with the second annual Latinas in Aviation Festival. There he will have a Cessna 172 on static display.

November 13th-15thDrew will be participating in the AOPA Foundation High School Aviation STEM Symposium. There he will running breakout sessions about flying clubs and aviation interest groups for high school students.


The Sky-Hi Flying Club Turns 50!

Please see the following press release from the club:

FREDERICK, MD -A flying club in Maryland is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Sky-Hi Flying Club is a Maryland nonprofit corporation that was established in 1972 and has been based at Frederick Municipal Airport (KFDK) ever since. The club started out with a group of ten friends, and they purchased a 1968 Cessna 172. In 2009, the club completed the purchase of a 1977 Cessna 177B Cardinal which has been recently upgraded with glass avionics and autopilot.

Since its inception, the club has seen a wide range of expertise in its members, ranging from student pilots to airline captains and military pilots. As an equity-share flying club, each member “buys in” to the club and owns one equal share of the club’s airplane. In the case of Sky-Hi, the club maintains 15 members which keeps the buy-in share, monthly dues, and maintenance costs low, yet offers members hassle-free access to the airplane with on-line scheduling.

Another benefit of being in the club is that it affords members (owners) the opportunity to perform various preventive maintenance tasks and assist with annual inspections while being supervised by an AP/IA. This gives members the opportunity to better understand the operation of their aircraft and reduces maintenance costs for the club.

Sky-Hi is looking forward to another 50 years of flying!

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