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Learning from other clubs’ misfortunes

Volume 10 ISSUE 9 | SEPTEMBER 2022

Be Careful What You Wish For!

This month’s edition of Club Connector is all about those times when we had the best intentions but didn’t get the most desirable outcomes. Whether it’s from adding new members, leasing club airplanes, or getting the club airplane back in the air after it was in the shop, there are pitfalls all around us. Read on to learn how to avoid other clubs’ misfortunes
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In What Ways Does “Be Careful What You Wish For” Apply to Flying Clubs?

Thinking back over the past six years, there have been many occasions when a phone call or meeting has ended with us cautioning, “Be careful what you wish for.” In this Question of the Month, we’ll look at a number of seemingly “good ideas” that can—and have—gone south to the despair and detriment of clubs and their members.
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Post-Fix, Pre-Flight 

Airplanes are complex machines and keeping them airworthy is a constant battle. Unfortunately, when repairs are made, other components or systems may be damaged in the process. In this month’s safety section, we’ll look at some common concerns and pitfalls to be on the alert for prior to that first flight after the plane was in the shop.
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Learning from Mistakes Is the Key for the Monticello Flying Club

We’ve all done things we wish we hadn’t. That’s true for clubs as well as individuals. The Monticello Flying Club, based in Charlottesville, VA, found the key to improving procedures—after making a mistake that might be overlooked by most clubs. Club president Michael Vanderweide shares how the club tightened the process to onboard new members following an incident with the club aircraft.
Read More – Club Spotlight

The Lease of Your Worries

There are two ways a club can acquire an aircraft—either buy one or lease one. There are advantages and disadvantages to both models. A Georgia-based flying club learned the hard way about some of the challenges of leasing an aircraft. This month, we’ll discuss when things seem too good to be true, they probably are.
Read More – Aircraft Spotlight

Maine Airport Saved with Community Support Including Flying Club Fly-In
General Aviation News, Sept. 5, 2022

Canadian Flying Club Resumes Annual Fly-In
Gananoque (Ontario) Reporter, Sept. 5, 2022

Omaha RC Club Air Show Benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation
KMTV CBS-3 Omaha, Sept. 5, 2022

Bowman Field Flying Club Hosts 36th Annual Fly-In in Maine
General Aviation News, August 15, 2022

AOPA Announces 200th New Flying Club Started
General Aviation News, August 8, 2022

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