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Flying Club Spotlight: The Octopus Flying Club

Monday, October 19th, 2015


Flying Clubs have become an integral part of the aviation industry due to their ability to create an affordable ownership option for pilots. For over 50 years, the Octopus Flying Club has been catering to the pilots and student pilots of the DC Metro area. Recently, this flying club continued its growth by adding new aircraft and a second location in sunny Florida!

Adopting their name from eight original members, the Octopus Flying Club is friendly and flexible. Allowing student pilot memberships, no rental period minimums and multiple aircraft, the club will fit the needs of most pilots. The club also allows modern online scheduling and 24/7 access to its four aircraft in two popular locations.

Octopus’s Maryland fleet resides at Montgomery County Airpark (KGAI) in Gaithersburg, MD. The aircraft consist of a Piper Warrior, Piper Arrow and a Socata Tabago. A Piper Archer is based at KHWO, or North Perry Airport in Hollywood, FL with more aircraft planned to be added in the future. All four aircraft come with IFR certified GPS and are meticulously maintained.

About the Octopus Flying Club

Club dues are under $100 a month and student membership deposits begin at only $500. In addition, students are offered discounts when they purchase block time, making the Octopus Flying Club an excellent resource for the pilot-in-training looking to have aircraft ownership benefits without the extra overhead. For more information about joining the club visit, email [email protected], or call 240-536-9163.

Flying Club Insurance through Aviation Insurance Resources

The agents and pilots at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) are happy to assist flying clubs navigate the aircraft insurance industry. Flying clubs range in sizes in needs and AIR shops all of the aviation insurance markets to find a policy that is best suited to the club’s specific situation. To get started on your flying club insurance quote, click here to fill out an online application or call 301-682-6200 today!

Flying Club Spotlight: The Reading Aero Club

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Reading Aero 2015.3.11Reading Regional Airport (KRDG) in Reading, PA is home to one of the oldest continuously operated not-for-profit flying clubs in the United States. Officially founded in 1932 but with roots as early as 1929, the Reading Aero Club has been serving pilots for over eight decades. The clubhouse based on the west ramp of RDG does not resemble its predecessor at their original airfield which was dubbed by its first club members as the “chicken shack”. The modern day clubhouse serves as a location for meetings, social gatherings and a point of contact for aircraft rental. The area is bustling with the activity of 45 pilot members flying two flying club aircraft.

Reading Aero Club history shows the club starting out with two Curtiss-Wright Juniors, then ownership of a Travelair biplane and several Aeroncas. Today, two IFR equipped and meticulously maintained aircraft reside in the club’s hangar: a Piper Archer III and a Cessna 172SP.

The aircraft are available for use by flying club members at inexpensive rates for anything from day trips to instruction. Three member flight instructors are available for student pilots or for those adding on additional ratings. The flying club websites contains an excellent graphic showing student pilots the money they’ll save while flying with the Reading Aero Club versus a typical flight school.

The club has also been very active in giving back through volunteer flights with Angel Flight East, Veterans Airlift Command and Animal Rescue Flights. They are also involved in Reading’s World War II Weekend and Christmas in the air.

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR)

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) has been assisting the Reading Aero Club with their flying club insurance needs for over 15 years. Offering flying club insurance to clubs of all sizes, AIR works with all the major markets to obtain the best rates at the broadest coverage available. Obtaining a quote for your flying club is as easy as calling 877-247-7767 or complete a flying club insurance quote form online today!

More on the Reading Aero Club

Pilots looking for a low cost flying option, while developing new friendships with others who share the same passion for aviation need to look no further than the Reading Aero Club. With over 80 years of continuous operation, joining the Reading Aero Club is joining a piece of aviation history. To learn more and to complete an online membership application visit To learn more about the unique history of this club visit the Berks history Center website.

Flying Club Insurance from Aviation Insurance Resources

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Are you part of a flying club? Or maybe you are considering starting a flying club. Either way, flying clubs are a great way for a group of individuals to enjoy the thrills of aircraft ownership while also reducing one’s total costs to own an aircraft. However, an area where most flying clubs need guidance is Insurance!

Flying clubs are often difficult to insure because many aviation insurance companies view them as a challenge. Luckily for you, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) is not like most of those other aviation insurance companies. At AIR, we understand that there are many well-run flying clubs out there. And we are more than happy to work with you and your fellow members to design an insurance policy to meet your unique needs as a flying club. AIR has experience in placing the right coverage for flying clubs that have a variety of pilots at different experience levels.

You should really consider Flying Club Insurance from AIR. It’s an affordable way to fly.

Flying Club Insurance from Aviation Insurance Resources

At AIR, we provide a full range of aircraft insurance and aviation insurance products, including Flying Club Insurance. We pride ourselves on finding the insurance policy that best meets the needs of ALL of your members, no matter the size of the club or the type of aircraft. We are able to do this because AIR represents all of the major aviation insurance markets. This means we are able to offer you and your flying club the broadest package of protection at the best available rates.

To find out more about Flying Club Insurance, please contact Aviation Insurance Resources by calling 877-247-7767 or visit today and receive a free Aircraft insurance quote! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+.