AOPA Northwest Mountain Regional Manager Warren Hendrickson met with MYL High Flying Club President Joe Carter in April to walk him through the steps of forming a flying club. Just a few months later, the club is chartered and has taken delivery of a 1969 Cessna Skylane, Hendrickson reports. The club already has eight members, including a flight instructor, and is seeking to add a Cessna 172. If that wasn’t enough, the club is also eligible to win a Cessna 150 in AOPA’s Cessna 150 Flying Club giveaway in October. (See details about flying club eligibility for the giveaway.)
The fly-in and open house will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and offer a static aircraft display, activities, and a keynote address from Boise State University’s retired NASA astronaut Steve Swanson, who will talk about his 169-day mission to the International Space Station.
Pilots interested in joining the MYL High Flying Club can talk to club members at the event, or even learn details about starting their own flying club. Pilots also can contact an AOPA You Can Fly Ambassador in their area for help forming a flying club.