Cost of Membership
There are two categories of cost associated with club membership
(1) the monthly club dues, and
(2) the hourly aircraft rates.
Each are described in detail below.
Eagle Flyer’s membership prices, monthly dues, and hourly rates are established to ensure the club’s financial success while providing very affordable flying opportunities. For a fraction of what it would cost to own and maintain your own airplane, you can have access to 5 great airplanes; two 172’s (with 180HP, weather, traffic & 3 axis autopilots), a high-performance advanced 182 with Aspen Pro 1000 instrument package & 1,320 lb. gross payload, a Piper Archer II with 975lb useful load,.
Please contact David Gingrich for current membership prices.
Monthly Club Dues
Eagle Flyer’s members pay monthly dues; currently $200.00 per month.
The Monthly Dues are due and payable on the 1st of every month, and dues that remain unpaid as of the 25th of the month are considered late and a 10% penalty is applied. Monthly dues are used to pay fixed costs such as hangar rental, insurance premiums, etc. Excess funds from the monthly club dues are also saved and used over the longer term to cover things like avionics upgrades and even new aircraft procurement.
Hourly Aircraft Rates
The hourly aircraft rates for the 172's are “wet” rates (meaning that they include the oil and fuel used), so these rates fluctuate with changing fuel prices from month to month. The hourly rates also include engine and propeller overhaul allowances, annual inspection allowances, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, etc.
The hourly aircraft rate are "Dry" for the C-182 and the Archer. So fuel and oil are not included in the hourly rate. On these 2 aircraft each pilot is responsible for following the Dry Lease Fueling procedures.
These rates are also variable from aircraft to aircraft. Each aircraft is equipped with a Hobbs meter that totalizes the time that the engine is running. The Hobbs meter reading is rounded to the nearest 1/10th hour to calculate hourly charges. The current rates for each aircraft are listed below.