Bates Field Aero Club

Mobile Downtown Airport (KBFM)
Mobile, AL 36689
Phone: 228-381-0410

Club Facilities

  • Primary Flight Instruction


The board meets at 7:30 on the third Thursday of every month in the upstairs conference room at Signature Flight Support, the FBO (general aviation terminal) at MOB. To join the club, simply attend one of the meetings and submit an application. Upon approval to join, the initiation fee is $250 and monthly dues are $20. Members are considered part owners of the airplanes and the club's insurance covers the members while operating club airplanes, negating the need for renter insurance.

Flight training is available via Club board-approved independent instructors. "Like" us on Facebook:

Type of Flying Available

  • IFR
  • VFR
  • Local
  • Cross Country


Club Details

  • Organization Type: Not-for-Profit
  • Average Membership Size: 80
  • Average number of Aircraft: 2
  • Memberships Currently Available: Yes

Club Contacts

  • Bobby Peterson (President)
  • 251-370-5571 ()
  • Randy Lee (Membership Chair)
  • 770-853-1813 ()