It’s been a while since we last posted: we’re having a great time going flying. But it’s time to share the latest with you.
We had the Garmin GTX 335 ADS-B Out transponder installed last winter. We are now legal to fly in the local airspace when 2020 rolls around. Also, given the right ADS-B In equipment, you can see uplinked traffic as well as weather information. Using an Appareo Stratus/Foreflight combination (0r other ADS-B In equipment), you can see and avoid transponder-equipped aircraft flying around you. It’s a great safety feature!
We are actively working to reduce the club fees. Effective immediately, the club buy-in has been reduced from $4800 to $2400. As before, it is refundable upon leaving the club after meeting the conditions laid out in the by-laws. Also, we are negotiating to reduce our monthly fee. After two years of operation, we’ve found that we can do many of the duties associated with running the club ourselves rather than paying others to do it.
The plane has been working great and the club continues to be an affordable and fun way to enjoy flying. Send us an email if you have any questions. We’d love to talk with you.