|8-Ball Flying Club FAQ|
Q: How much do the aircraft cost to fly?
A. Please see our aircraft pages for the latest wet* rates. Our rates are measured by the tachometer and include a fuel surcharge that fluctuates based on current fuel prices - rates can and do vary. We're a non-profit organization which means we put the aircraft on the line for what it costs to operate them, period. We challange you to find better rates for comperable aircraft ANYWHERE.
Q: Does the club provide insurance?
A: Yes. Every member is a named insured. Each aircraft is insured to its hull value with $1,000,000 liability. It's recommended that members carry renter's insurance to cover the first $5,000 of damage.
Q: Are there memberships available?
A. The club is currently full but there may be memberships for sale. If you are interested in joining contact us.
Q: How many members are there?
A: There are currently 65 members. The club strives to maintain an ideal pilot to aircraft ratio based on historical availability.
Q: How much does it cost to join?
A: Members are free to dispose of their shares as they see fit and the price is negotiable. Existing memberships have recently been going for between $3500 and $4000.
Q: Are there monthly dues?
A: Yes. $140 per month cover the costs of owning all the airplanes.
Q: Does the club have an affiliated flight instructor available for training?
A: As a matter of fact, we do.
Q: I'm working with a great instructor. Does my CFI have to be a member in order to train me in 8-Ball aircraft?
A: As long as your instructor completes a check out with the club you may receive instruction from a non-member CFI.
Q: Where are the aircraft located?
A: All planes are tied down next to one another just north of the control tower on the west side of Van Nuys Airport. There is a restroom at the parking area.
*wet rates include fuel as opposed to dry rates which do not
|Last Updated ( Sunday, 27 May 2012 )|
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