Thoroughbred Flying Club does that!
In Thoroughbred Flying Club you will share experiences with other members and have the opportunity mentor young people in aviation.
Come Join the Thoroughbred Flying Club and get excited about where that mile of runway can take you!
Basic Level: A Citabria, 1 C182, 2 C172’s, and 2 RV12’s
Advanced Level: 2 Cirrus SR22’s plus the Basic Level
We are organized as a 501c7 nonprofit equity share Flying Club. We are all shared owners of these airplanes whether they are leased or owned by the club itself and Everyone should treat these airplanes like they are yours – because they are. We are all pilots – your membership is a family membership and includes spouses and children under 26 that are pilots.
We will run our club using sound financial principles so the club cannot just survive but thrive. As with any asset you have fixed annual cost of owning an airplane. We will cover these fixed annual costs, including Insurance, in the monthly dues before a wheel turns so that the per hour use rate can stay reasonable. We have included putting money away so we are able to keep the airplanes we have up to date and so that our club can upgrade and grow in the future. We have set the hourly rates to cover all the variable cost of running the airplanes. So there will be No surprise assessments for engine overhauls or other items.
We do not do any Primary Flight Instruction in the club airplanes but we are that next step for pilots wanting to use an airplane for travel and working on other ratings.
We cover your insurance but you are responsible for the deductible.
Your monthly Dues pay the fixed cost of owning the airplanes and the operation of the club.
Hourly Usage Fee covers the variable cost of operating the airplane and is on Tach or Flight hours.
After you have been with the club for a minimum of 18 months your Share price provides capital for the club and is refundable within 30 days after resigning from the club but theoretically could require the liquidation of assets to repay.
We have opening at ALL levels of the Club so APPLY now!
The Basic Level of the Club is for Private Pilots and above has a Citabria 7ECA, , 2 Vans RV12 S-LSA' s, 2 Cessna 172's and a C182. The C172’s have been upgraded to 180hp and upgraded Avionics . The C172 and RV12 require checkouts while C182 also requires 5 in type.
The Advanced Level includes all airplanes plus a 2005 Cirrus SR22 and a 2007 Cirrus SR22 both with upgraded Avionics. The Cirrus SR22 Requires a Private Pilot with an Instrument Rating, a minimum of 500 Total Time and 10 hours in Make and Model or a full Cirrus CSIP checkout. You must be approved to Join this level.
All memberships include all the pilots in the family including children up to age 26.
You can start at the Basic Level and upgrade to an upper Level at any time, all that you have to do is pay the difference in Share Fee and Monthly Dues start the next Month.
To insure availability we limited memberships to 12 per airplane on the Basic Level / Basic Plus Level and 10 per airplane on the Advanced Level.
Please fill out the Membership application, a copy of your Drivers License, Pilot’s Certificates and Medical then arrange to meet one of the Board Members or you can mail it with a Check payable to Thoroughbred Flying Club for the $250 Joining Fee plus The Share Fee for the Highest Level you are joining:
Basic Level Share Fee is $1000
Advanced Level Share Fee is $3000
Your Application and documents is on the downloads page and can be emailed to President@tflyingclub.org , or mailed to:
Thoroughbred Flying Club
10629 Gleneagle Pl.
Louisville, KY 40223
Remember your Share Fee is returned to you minus anything you owe the club if you decide to leave after a minimum of 18 months.
Monthly Dues are not due until the Month after you join.
The Basic Level is $250 per month includes the Citabria, C172, C182 and RV12.
The Citabria at $55 per Tach Hour Dry, the RV12 is $65 per Tach Hour Dry. the 172 will be $75 per Tach Hour Dry, the C182 is $110 per Tach Hour Dry.
The Advanced Level is $375 per month and the Cirrus' are $160 per Flight hour Dry. The Advanced level includes the Basic Level.
Feel free to share this with others you think would be interested and a good member in the Club. The more members we have the faster we can grow!
We strive to make everything as easy and paperless as possible so All scheduling and billing are done with Flight Schedule Pro. Monthly dues and hourly fees are paid via a debit or credit card that is encrypted and securely stored on Flight Schedule Pro.
You will get a sign in for the online scheduling system once we receive and approve your application.
Flight Club 502 is a non-profit organization based in Louisville that is dedicated to teaching young people to fly. The club was established in 2015 by eight girls to inspire kids to learn about aviation. The club now has over 80 members.
We will gather together for social activities around flying!
Fly In Breakfast, Airplane Wash Days and Cookouts, Aviation Forums, and many more!
Reignite your Passion for Aviation!