How to Join a Flying Club

Learn how to join a flying club from pilot Josh Kallenberg in this Howcast video.

Hi, my name is Josh Kallenberg and I’m here at the Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, California. I’ve been flying professionally for about 13 years, and now I have the pleasure of flying this Gulfstream G450 which is a lot of fun and exciting. And today I’m going to talk to you about becoming a pilot. What is a flying club, and how would you join one, and why would you join one? Well, a flying club usually involves one or several airplanes that are owned by the members and what that does, is that allows potentially for you to save some money on the hourly rate of the aircraft. what you would do is again through the normal research: online or phonebook, maybe word of mouth- finding if there is in fact a flying club near you. Usually it involves paying a membership fee of some sort and some sort of dues whether monthly or annual and that would allow you to be part of this club, which another fun part about it is it gives you people to fly with and talk about flying with, that’s some reasons why you would partake in a flying club. Why we mention flying club is because they usually have a flight instructor of someone who is qualified as a flight instructor so you can take your lessons through the flying club.