Here’s a look at how we use our aircraft. With its shorter days and more difficult weather, flying time typically drops to the lowest level in January.
Our regular monthly meetings are back indoors for the winter. Check club emails or if you are not a member inquire through our contact form about where meetings take place. Meetings are always the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6pm.
The club will begin summer BBQ meetings June 20th. If you’re not a member and would like to join us send a message and we will add you to the list. We host our BBQs at our hangar at the Lebanon Airport (weather permitting).
Aircraft rates as of 3/1/2019:
Cessna 172: $118/hr wet tach
Cessna 182: $189/hr wet tach
The flying club is closing in on five years of operation, birthday coming up in September. The first year our two planes flew 342 hours. We now average about 900 hours per year, about 3/4 of that in the 172 and 1/4 in the 182.
It’s time for our annual meeting, which will be happening January 17th, 6pm, Granite Air Center, Second Floor. We have several business items to discuss and will be going over financials and plans for this coming year. We will also be electing the officers for next year.
From Dave Kent, our Chief Instructor:
On Sunday the wx was VFR and Sunny at Rhinebeck NY just South of Albany along the Hudson River. Six Members flew the 172 and 182 for the Sunday Airshow. Those attending were Matt Bucy, Dave Kent, Tim Terry, Clint Page, Nick Dorsi, and Jeremy Menard.
The Airshow included:
WW1 Original and Replica aircradft
A good concession stand
Many types of flying fighter aircraft
Fokker Triplane “Dogfight”
“The Flying Farmer” aerobatic J3 Cub routine
And many static display aircraft.
A great trip was enjoyed by
We have had to raise our aircraft rates to cover increased fuel prices and operational costs. The 172 will now be $112/hr and the 182 $189/hr. Fuel reimbursement rate is $6/gallon.
Congratulations to Peter Jackson (our Secretary) on earning his IFR ticket!
Congratulations to member Andrew Yang on completing his solo flight!