Pay & Fly

Standard vs. Premium Membership

Standard Members:

$125/month dues and receive a $75 Frequent Flyer Credit when you fly 4 or more hours per month. Standard members have access to all fixed gear airplanes.

Premium Members:

$225/month dues and receive a $100 Frequent Flyer Credit when you fly 4 or more hours per month. Premium members have access to all airplanes fixed and retractable gear.

Tomahawk

  • 2 seats
  • Initial Pilot Training & Time Builder
  • Visual Flight Rules (VFR)
  • 112 HP engine | Cruise @ 104 Knots
$ 55 /hr (tach time, Dry)

Cherokee 180 (7PK)

  • 4 seats
  • Cross Country Flights & IFR Training
  • Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)
  • 180 HP engine | Cruise @ 125 Knots
$ 77 /hr (tach time, Dry)

Archer II

  • 4 seats
  • Cross Country Flights & IFR Training
  • Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)
  • 180 HP engine | Cruise @ 125 Knots
$ 77 /hr (tach time, Dry)

Cherokee 180 (246)

  • 4 seats
  • Cross Country Flights & IFR Training
  • Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) with new autopilot
  • 180 HP engine | Cruise @ 125 Knots
$ 90 /hr (tach time, Dry)

Cherokee 235

  • 4 seats
  • Long X-Countries with extended 84gal tanks
  • Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)
  • 235 HP engine | Cruise @ 136 Knots
$ 86 /hr (tach time, Dry)

Mooney M20J

  • 4 seats
  • FAST X/C Airplane!!
  • Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)
  • 200 HP engine | Cruise @ 160 Knots
$ 110 /hr (tach time, Dry)

Bonanza A36

  • 6 seats
  • Long X-Countries & Comfortable
  • Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)
  • 300 HP engine | Cruise @ 170 Knots
$ 125 /hr (tach time, Dry)

What Do I get?

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Online Scheduling

Scheduling is done on a first come first serve basis. You can have two flight scheduled at any one time (this is done because we want you to be able to schedule the date you want, but still leave the schedule open for other members to reserve thier own flights). We use online scheduling service FlightCircle which allows for anytime scheduling and online payment.


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Tach/Hobbs & Wet/Dry

Most FBOs and clubs do two things when it comes to aircraft. They charge by the "Hobbs" meter (aka if the power is on then the meter is running) and the hourly rate is "wet" meaning the rate includes fuel. Raleigh Flying Club does neither of those. We charge by "tach" time and our hourly rate is "dry" meaning you pay for fuel. Why do we do that? Because it will save you money and you will be able to use that savings to fly more. Before you take off, you spend a good amount of time doing the run up and taxiing. This time is usually spent sitting at idle. If you are being charged by the "Hobbs", then the time you are sitting at idle is being counted the same as cruising along at 5000'. The tach on the other hand meters by engine speed, so the meter goes slower when you are at idle vs. cruise power."Does that really save me that much?" YES! We have done side by side comparisons that show up to 30% savings.

The reason for charging Dry hours verses Wet hours is to give you the option to fill up where ever you wish. If fuel is $2/gal cheaper somewhere else, then the savings goes directly to you. Also if you are paying for the fuel, then you have a huge incentive to operate the engine and airplane most efficiently. For example, our Cherokee 6 at full power/full mixute will burn 25 gal/hr but if you pull back the power and lean appropriatly then it will burn 14-15 gal/hr nearly the same cruise speed. That's a savings of about $50 per hour.

Don't know how to operate an airplane engine efficiently? Don't worry you are not alone, many flight instructors don't teach it and don't know themselves. It's not hard, we'll show you how.


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No Daily Minimums

Want to fly to Asheville or the beach for the weekend? Well that is what the club is all about. We want pilots to fly these kinds of trips, that why we are pilots. Can I take the airplane for longer than a long weekend? Yes, but it is subject to the time of year and amount of demand of other members. Every effort is made to accomodate such trips.

What Don't I get?

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How we exist

Raleigh Flying Club has no office, no full time staff, no club house and is not a flight school. We rely on our community of members to follow the club guidelines and treat the club aircraft as if it were their own. We also expect members to be considerate to other members and return aircraft on time, with the correct amount of fuel and in a state of cleanliness.