The BFC meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm. The meetings are held at the Brookings Airport terminal. (Any meeting date/time changes will be posted on our website.) The BFC owns a hangar and a Cessna 172 aircraft which can be rented by qualified club members.
The mission of the BFC is to promote interest and abilities in the field of aviation.
The BFC annually hosts “Airport Day” which typically is held on the Sunday after the Azalea Parade, on Memorial Day weekend in May. Airplane and helicopter rides are offered for a nominal price. Children under 12 can fly for free. Flying members volunteer their time and their aircraft to provide rides to the general public. The BFC organizes the event, pays for all fuel consumed and provides insurance. All proceeds of this event go toward scholarships for local students which express an interest in the field of aviation.
The BFC also promotes an 8th grade field trip in the spring that educates/enlightens local Brookings students to the field/career of aviation. The students are given a hands-on tour of the airport. Various stations are set up explaining the parts of an airplane, airplane pre-flight, airport operations, navigation, flight planning, and employment opportunities in the field of aviation.
The club owns a 1978 Cessna 172N Skyhawk, is IFR equipped. The plane has about 3400 hours TTSN, and is equipped with a Lycoming 0320 rated at 160 hp. In July 2005, the engine was replaced with a re-manufactured engine. In April 2007, a brand new Garmin GPS 430W was installed and is instrument certified. The club is very active in flying instruction. The plane is used for both student instruction, and member rental. The plane rents for $100.00 / hour wet, and requires club membership, and a checkout by the club before renting. The plane was repainted in January 2003.
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Brookings Flying Club
P.O. Box 302
Brookings, Oregon 97415