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    Why I'm interested in starting a club:
    I believe we have the demand for a new generation of flying club, flying newer aircraft. With Cessna, Piper and Diamond aircraft producing safe and easy to fly aircraft for those of us for don't fly for a living, we have numerous options to choose from that were made in the last 15 years.

    Description of the hangar/clubhouse facilities:
    I am working with the Aero Services South Ramp at the Wilmington, NC (ILM) airport. Of the three FBO locations on the field, this ramp caters to General Aviation and building a pilot community. Recently the FBO held an Aviation open house. The open house brought in many local pilots and their airplanes as well as new demonstration aircraft from Cirrus, Diamond and Piper. The FBO includes inside space for instruction, meetings, or relaxing in the pilot lounge area. Hanger and tie down space is available.

    Progress made towards starting the club:
    I created a website for a new flying club in my area called the Cape Fear Flyers ( I have been collecting names of interested parties for over a year. I have spent hundreds of hours speaking with pilots who would be interested members, researching what has made other clubs successful and what kinds of airplanes can be flown safely and efficiently. I am personally willing to purchase a founding aircraft that I will lease back to the club. I have selected a DA40 aircraft based on it's safety record, efficiency, airspeed and modern avionics. It's a product I believe in and can market to attract membership. As the club grows, I would like to see the club lease additional aircraft at a rate of 1 aircraft per ~15 members. I believe I can accomplish the mission, and appreciate the support you can provide to help get our dreams off the ground.

    ~ Zachary Piech

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    Club Details

    • Organization Type: Not-for-Profit
    • Average Membership Size: 50
    • Average number of Aircraft:
    • Memberships Currently Available: Yes

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