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_MONTHLY MEETINGS:


The Club's monthly meeting is held on the second Thursday of each month at 7pm.  During the summer months the meetings are held at the Club's hanger on west Oregon just south of the tower at the Anoka County Blaine Airport (KANE). During the winter months the meetings are held at various locations in the Twin Cities area; contact a club officer for details.

 

_MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION:


The Gateway Flying Club has a maximum of 40 shares, and there are currently memberships available. Each member buys a share in the club which entitles the shareholder to 1/40th of the assets owned by the club.  A shareholder is able to sell their share on the open market and advertise that sale in a public forum such as Craigslist.  The sale price of shares from shareholders is not fixed but negotiated between the seller and the buyer. 

If you are interested in joining the Gateway Flying Club, download and complete an Application and contact Gateway Flying Club. Two board members must approve applications for membership.  Shares can only be transferred with the Clubs Board of Directors approval. 
Membership Questions and Answers:
 

Q:  How many members fly often and how many don't fly much, just approximate numbers to get a feel for the Club? 

A:  40% very active flyers, 20% infrequent flyers and 40% inactive pilots. The inactive pilots have either lost medicals, are not current or are no longer interested in flying.  

Q:  Do you have work days required or on a volunteer basis?

A: Here at Gateway we all participate in maintaining the airplanes and hangar. We have scheduled events for plane washes and hangar cleaning. Twice per year, once each spring and fall we have mandatory member participation days where we clean the airplanes, hanger, and any other items that need attention.

Q:  How full are the schedules during the summer, fall and spring and are the aircraft used roughly equally?

A:  The schedule is reasonably full during the summer but will drop off in spring and fall. Winter scheduling is very light. Hard numbers for the booking are difficult to provide because of weather conflicts, etc. Overall, access to the aircraft is EXTREMELY good if you want to schedule days or weeks in advance and very good if you want to schedule ANY aircraft within short notice.

Q:  Do you own or rent hanger space? 

A:  At the present time we rent hanger space.

Q:  Who does the Club maintenance?

A:  Maintenance is performed by an FAA certified A&P mechanic. All maintenance activities are done in accordance with FFA regulations.

Q:  How often does the Club levy special assessments to cover expenses and or purchases?

A:  Special assessments are only done very rarely to cover extraordinary events. One assessment was the purchase of another aircraft and the other was done to payoff a note for an engine replacement.

 

 
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