The "flying member" status is for those who want to fly club planes. This includes those wanting to train for their pilot certificate as well as those that already hold a private pilot certificate and just wish to fly. Flying members pay a small entry fee, and then monthly dues of just $25 to offset fixed expenses, such as hanger fees and insurance. Flying members are provided with their own set of plane keys and access to an online scheduler to reserve club planes up to 8 hours at a time, at their convenience.
Initial fees break down this way:
|First Month's Dues||$25|
|Fully Refundable Fees|
|Total to Join||$474|
If you would like to become a flying member contact please contact the Club Treasurer, Al Stone, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (207-356-8530).
Persons interested in becoming a flying member must also complete this application to fly the plane(s) owned by the club. Complete this application to fly the University owned Cessna 172SP with G1000. (Currently, both applications are required to do both.)
NOTE: The Club insurance policy allows no more than thirty flying members per plane. If this limit is reached, any persons interested in joining can be placed on the waiting list, or they may join as a non-flying member.
Not sure if you want to commit to becoming a flying member, but want to experience what it's like to fly? No problem. The Club has created an introductory membership which allows you to experience flight without needing to join as a full, flying member. Introductory members can fly up to 2 hours within one month's time, and only need to pay for the cost of the plane rental (which starts at $55 per hour) and their instructor (starting at $30 per hour).
If you would like to try flight as an introductory member contact please contact the Club Treasurer, Al Stone, by email (email@example.com) or by phone (207-356-8530).
If you are not ready to fly but would still like to be involved with the club, you may join as a non-flying member for free. Non-flying members often join to learn more about the process of earning a private pilot's license, or due to a general interest in aviation. Furthermore, we try to get non-flying memebers that come to club meetings up for a ride!
If you would like be to a non-flying member, please contact the Club President, Nathan Theriault, by email (Nathan.J.Theriault@umit.maine.edu).
The University Flying Club works closely with Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) to ensure quality flight training. The club maintains a list of club instructors. Any CFI who would like to be added to this list (or perhaps just instruct a single student, but stay off the list) should contact the Club Treasurer, Al Stone, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).