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.