FEB 2020, AOPA Club Connector

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Volume 8 Issue 2​

February 2020​






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News From Headquarters
AssuredPartners Shares Ten Ways Clubs Can Lower Insurance Rates


This month we say bon voyage to our friend and colleague, Les Smith, who is retiring from his role as a Senior Director in the You Can Fly team.

The AOPA Flying Clubs crew also sat down with AssuredPartners Aerospace to discuss ways flying clubs can keep their insurance premiums to a minimum. The tips provided are especially useful considering the increase in premiums many clubs and individual pilot/owners are seeing in early 2020.

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Financing Solutions for Flying Clubs Like Yours
Whether you're a new club looking to buy an aircraft or an existing club looking to expand your fleet, AOPA Aviation Finance offers you financing tailored to your club's needs. Our goal is to support flying clubs by offering them the most comprehensive financing options in the industry.

Click here to learn more.

Flying Club Spotlight
Choosing the Right Member With the Free State Flying Club


Every flying club is only as good as its members. So how does your club find new members? Not just any new member, but the right new member? In the past year, the Free State Flying Club, based at College Park Airport (CGS) in Maryland, has changed its new member selection process. Learn what they’re doing to bring on new members that best fit the club culture and contribute to the club’s success.

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Question of the Month
How Do Flying Clubs Set Their Fee Structures—and How Do Members Join and Leave a Club?


Prospective flying club members will want to know several things about your club— information on the fleet, club rules and procedures, and what it all costs. In addition to understanding how to become a member and the financial obligations that membership will entail, some prospective members may also be curious about how a member may leave the club. In this Question of the Month, we’ll take a look at how to set up cost structures, explain costs a new member faces when they join, and more importantly, how a member may divest themselves of financial obligations when they leave the club.

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Event Spotlight
Don’t Fear Flying Into the FRZ


Flying in restricted airspace may be intimidating for some pilots, particularly VFR-only pilots who don’t normally fly “in the system”—utilizing ATC services. That can be especially true in the Washington, D.C. Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) or, to a greater extent, the D.C. Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ), both of which require special training and following specific operating procedures. The truth is, there is no reason to fear flying in the FRZ. This month, we fly into the FRZ and explain the steps necessary to do so safely and easily.
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Safety
Members Only: Tips For Conducting a New Member Checkout


When a new member joins a club, a thorough checkout is standard. There are two main components that should be included—flying skills and the club’s standard operating procedures. The check flight, done with a qualified pilot—either a club member or club-approved CFI—should assess the new member’s in-flight decision-making and stick and rudder skills. In addition, the new member will need to be introduced to any club policies and procedures relating to care and operation of the aircraft to ensure the club has a strong safety culture.

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Additional Resources
√ Check out AOPA Flying Clubs Online for a wealth of information on starting and running a flying club.
√ Questions? Contact the AOPA Flying Clubs team at FlyingClubNetwork@aopa.org
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Bartman

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The question I have is, if you put a Citabria into a flying club arrangement, how do you keep members from doing acro if it's prohibited in the club rules?