The Tin Goose Flying Club is forming. Based at the Erie–Ottawa Regional Airport (KPCW) in Port Clinton. the goal of the Tin Goose Flying Club is to promote aviation safety, education and fellowship. It will provide a cost effective way for licensed pilots to continue to fly and will provide student pilots an affordable option to obtain their private pilot license and to log flying experience. The Tin Goose Flying Club will be a non-profit Limited Liability Corporation (LLC). Each shareholder will enjoy full club privileges to use all of the club’s assets. Each share sold will retain proportional interest in the club’s assets throughout their ownership of the share.
The first two aircraft the club plans to purchase are a Cherokee 180 Piper, a 4-place plane that is versatile in use and training opportunities, and a plane in the Light Sport category, a fully enclosed two passenger plane that offers the opportunity to earn a sport pilot certificate. A person can pilot light sport planes during daylight hours on good weather days. This class license is available to anyone that maintains a valid auto license. You are not required to maintain special medical assessments to obtain or keep this level of flight certification. It offers a great opportunity to get flying.
Estimated hourly cost to use the aircraft, which includes fuel, for the 4-place plane will be $70 an hour and for $55 an hour for the light sport plane. Club dues will be $70 a month, which covers insurance, hanger space, etc. A limited number of individual club charter shares are also available.