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The Litchfield Hills Aero Club, LLC

Bethlehem,  CT  06751
Phone: 203-910-4955
Email: Info@aerblarney.com
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Description

Getting involved in Ballooning

Many people see balloons flying and it seems like an unreachable activity. Nothing could be further from the truth. Even for a pilot it is not really any more expensive than any other hobby but you can get into ballooning at virtually no cost by crewing.

Pilots always need a team of enthusiastic crew of almost any age. Regular crew can be sure of being offered opportunities to fly in the balloon and it is a sport that can take you all over the world. Make it known at a meeting that you are interested in crewing and you will be fighting off the offers! Ballooning is an extremely sociable activity as crews typically involve three or four people and morning flights often end up in the local "greasy spoon" for breakfast.

The Litchfield Hills Aero Club welcomes anyone with an interest in ballooning to join the club. There are two levels of membership available depending on your involvement in the club. Social Membership is the basic membership for those who do not wish to use the Club balloon. Each member receives a copy of our monthly newsletter the Q-Vent full of news, stories and details of ballooning events around the country and abroad.

We also offer a Flying Membership with equity ownership in the club balloon for an additional fee which includes, 10 hours of flight instruction with one of the clubs flight instructors. The flying membership allows members to learn how to fly and earn their private pilot's license. Once you earned your pilot certificate you are able schedule time and fly the club balloon. The cost of equity membership is $2000.00 USD which includes 10 hours of flight instruction and low monthly fixed fee of $50.00.

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Location

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Club Details

  • Organization Type: Not-for-Profit
  • Average Membership Size: 21
  • Average number of Aircraft: 3
  • Memberships Currently Available: Yes

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