Membership Information

AeroValley Flying Club is a non-equity, no-markup flying club.  What that means is we do everything in our power to keep the cost of flying for our members as low as possible while still providing a great, well maintained fleet with club activities and instruction opportunities.  Each of the planes are lease-backs to the club by the plane’s owner.

We have provided a “Frequently Asked Questions” section to the right.  These are the most commonly asked questions by new prospective members.

The cost of membership is $85 per month with a $325 initiation fee (which includes your last months membership fee), and each of the airplanes has a dry tach rate per hour associated with them (see “Fleet” for individual costs on the planes).

We have several instructors available for checkouts and advanced instruction, but no primary student slots available at this time. Because students earn their PPL at various times, it is hard to say what our availability for primary students will be at any given time. We will indicate below the number of student spots are currently available.

Primary Student Slots Available: 0

Check back again soon to see if we have added any spots.

What are the membership costs?

The cost to be a member is simple. There is a $325 initiation fee upon joining that includes your last months membership fee if you ever decide to cancel your membership. The monthly membership dues are $85.  You will be billed through Flight Circle after joining the club.  Each of the airplanes has its own dry tach rate; the members are responsible for filling up the tanks upon completion of their reservation.

How does the billing cycle work?

Our billing cycle is from the 25th of the month to the 24th of the next.  On the 25th, each member is billed their dues through Flight Circle.  All payments of dues, plus accumulated flight times within that cycle, are due by the 10th of the following month. All payments must be made via a debit / credit card through Flight Circle.

What are the dry rates on the planes?

The dry rates are based on tach time. They are published on each of the planes pages under the “Fleet” section. Since our fleet and rates may change from time to time, they are not published here.  To view the fleet info, click here.

Do I have to cary renter's insurance?

Yes. Our minimums are $60,000 hull coverage and we can tell you who to contact to get your insurance squared away with the right coverages. Most members tell use they are happy to find that the cost of the insurance is far less than they anticipated.

How do you schedule time for the planes?

We use a system called Flight Circle which handles all of the scheduling of the aircraft, as well as any maintenance squawks.

Where are your planes hangared?

All of our planes are based at DTO in Denton, TX.  Please see the “Fleet” section for each of the airplane’s current t-hangar addresses.

What kind of events do we have as a club?

Our club holds various events throughout the year. We have BBQs and hangar hangouts, as well as more formal events around the holidays. We also do training sessions (usually involving tacos or pancakes!) from time to time. We like to think we are very welcoming as a club, and there are definitely opportunities to make some new friends in the aviation community.

Do you have instructors in the club that can provide BFR's, checkouts, instrument, commercial, and other type rating instruction?

Yes, we have several club instructors available for checkouts, BFRs, and advanced instruction. As a member you will work directly with them on scheduling and payments. Each instructor sets their own rates and work independently of the club, however we require all of our instructors to also be members. So you know they will take the time and care needed to give you the best instruction.

What sets your club apart from other flying clubs in the area?

We are a no-markup club, which means we keep the fees as low as possible to promote affordability in aviation. Our member fees cover the overhead costs of hangars and other club necessities. The dry rates have $0 club markup meaning 100% of the dry tach rate goes directly into maintenance and upkeep of the planes.  We are firmly integrated in the North Texas Aviators community and you’ll see our members participating in various aviation events in the club planes.  We love to fly and we want to share our passion for aviation with others!

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Terms & Conditions

I hereby submit my application for membership in the Aerovalley Flying Club. I understand that my Membership Initiation fee in the amount of $325, and my first month’s dues in the amount of $85 and prorated dues will be billed through the club's online flight management system. A copy of my driver’s license, pilot certificate, and my most recent medical certificate are being provided with this form.

I understand the Membership Initiation Fee is non-refundable should I withdraw from the club for any reason.

I understand that billing goes out on the 25th of the month for current month’s flight charges and following month’s dues.

I understand that monthly dues and flight charges are due and payable no later than the 10th of the following month.

I am hereby informed that I may automatically lose my flying privileges when I become one month late in paying my dues.

I am further informed that I will be transferred to inactive status if the balance is not paid by the 15th of the following month.

I understand that it is my responsibility to completely refill the fuel tanks on Club aircraft after flight and before parking the aircraft in its hangar.

I understand that cooperative action of members is essential to effective club operation and regular attendance to monthly meetings and club aircraft care days is expected.

I have read and understand the club's By-Laws and General Rules.

I agree to abide by the Club's by-laws, General Rules and any resolutions of the Administrative Board while active as a member of the Club.