Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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How long does it take to learn to fly?

Flight instruction to earn a private pilots license averages about 45-50 hours of in-flight training and can be completed in just a few months in some cases.  The typical flyer will earn their pilot license in their first year of flying, or at a more leisure pace over a few Summers.

At what age can I start taking flying lessons?

You must be at least 16 years of age to take flying lessons and solo fly a powered aircraft with the Reedsburg Area Flying Club, and 17 years of age to obtain a private pilot license, per FAA regulations.  The Club has established a minimum age (16) for an Associate Membership that is aligned with the FAA's requirement that minors be at least 16 years of age to solo fly an airplane (after appropriate flight instruction of course).

How much does a flight lesson cost?

Our members enjoy cost-effective plane access and flight instructors.  Our Cessna 172 plane members fee is $68 per hour of flight time (dry - not including fuel).  Flight instruction is not included in plane access fees and can range from $45-$55 per hour.

How do I join the Reedsburg Area Flying Club?

The best way to determine if the RAFC is for you is to meet us in person and/or join us for an introductory flight lesson.  It's that simple.  All are welcome to find out more about the Club by attending an information meeting.  Contact us for upcoming meeting dates and times.

What about airplane rides?

Contact us to setup an introductory flight lesson and airplane ride.  For just $99 you can experience a 1-hour Discovery flight with instruction in the Club's 4-seat Cessna 172 Skyhawk aircraft.  You can add GoPro video with audio for memories to last a lifetime for an additional $30....get ready for fun!

Can I bring a friend or family member on my introductory flight lesson?

Yes.  Our Flying Club's Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a four (4) seat aircraft with room for you, a Club certified flight instructor, and up to 2 additional guests.  There is a guest fee of $20 per additional person for an Introductory/Discovery flight.

When is the best time to schedule my introductory flight lesson?

Anytime of year, and anytime of day you's up to you.  Also, Winter is some of the best flying, with the smoothest air and clearest skies (best views) of the year.  Contact us today and schedule your introductory flight lesson.


How do I reach the Club for more information?

You can reach us in the following ways:
RAFC hotline: (608) 371-9240
New Member meetings: We meet Quarterly at the Reedsburg Municipal Airport