Club Membership

Purpose

ADK is a not-for-profit flying club based at Saratoga Airport (5B2). The Club owns two airplanes that can be used for local flying, extended cross country travel, or flight proficiency. Membership is open to pilots of all categories or those who wish to become pilots and to those who enjoy general aviation! We are a group of like-minded aviators who want to share aviation affordably. Currently a club of 30 members and are The club is currently filled and we are accepting waitlist 
applications. 

Operations

The Club is overseen by an Executive Board. The Board performs administrative tasks, oversees aircraft maintenance crews, and ensures that the Club's outstanding safety record continues.

Members acquire an equity interest in the Club. Upon joining, each member is required to purchase capital in the Corporation in the amount of $3,500 for a share of the Club.  Members pay monthly dues of $120.00 to cover Club fixed expenses, in which $40 is built-in for one hour of flying time. In exchange, members can rent, under very favorable terms, quality, well-maintained aircraft at rates considerably below that of the typical FBO.  Club has flight instructors that can be hired separately for proficiency and training!

Members schedule aircraft through an easy internet service operating (Coflyt) for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The general membership normally meets on the second Monday of each month, to transact the business of the Club and to present programs related to flying and flight safety.

The hourly cost of the plane is computed using a formula that takes into account fuel, maintenance, and engine and airframe depreciation. The fuel cost for each aircraft is computed by multiplying the current gas price at our home base at the end of each month by a fixed number of gallons per hour that has been established for the aircraft. This yields a wet rate that may fluctuate a few cents each month. Time charges are based on the engine tach rather than the much faster running Hobbs meter.

Maintenance

Maintenance is performed by certified aircraft mechanics. Aircraft receives scheduled maintenance and an annual inspection. 

Requirements - Inquiry for details

- Be at least 16 years of age

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language