Saving Money in a Flying Club

How much does it cost to fly with Chesapeake Flying Club? Well a better question might be, “How much does it cost to fly any place else?” Let’s take a look at Chesapeake Flying Club’s numbers first.

The current rates are as follows:

  • $4800 to purchase a share of the plane (completely refundable when leaving the club)
  • $270/month for fixed costs
  • $65/hour wet for flying costs

As more more members join, the club will reduce the fixed costs, which are about $1620/month for insurance, tie down, and administrative costs. If the buy-in cost is a step up for you, the club can work out a buy-in payment plan to spread the cost over time. If you have any other questions, just send an email to

Compare this against renting for $130 hour. You break even after just about four hours of flying per month. It becomes an even better deal as more members join. Also, by flying with the club, you are covered under the club’s insurance when flying the club plane. If you’re not renting elsewhere, you can drop your renters insurance. If you own, maintenance costs are spread across the members. Finally, the time to maintain the plane is shared by the members. All this leads to flying more and paying less.

Flying clubs are a great deal. Come join us today!

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