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.

Rental Aircraft

N738DE

The club owns a 1977 Cessna 172N Skyhawk, which is IFR and ADS-B equipped.

Avionics include:
Garmin GNS430W GPS/NAV/COM
Garmin GNC255A NAV/COM
Garmin GTX345 Transponder (1090ES ADS-B Out, Dual-Band ADS-B In)
Garmin FlightStream 210
Garmin GMA340 Audio Panel
Dual Garmin G5s

The aircraft is equipped with LED interior, nav, strobe, beacon, and landing lights. The aircraft has STC’d wingtips with additional landing lights, bringing the total to 3 landing lights, 2 of which are equipped with a pulse system for daytime recognition. The aircraft’s exterior lights are high quality Whelen lights.

The front seats of the aircraft are equipped with car-style inertial real seatbelts for the shoulder harness portion.

Because of our location on the coast, the aircraft is also equipped with four FAA-approved life jackets.

The engine is a Lycoming O-320 rated at 160 hp. In July 2005, the engine was replaced with a re-manufactured engine.

The club is very active in flight instruction. The plane is used for both student instruction, and member rental. It rents for $110.00 / hour wet, and requires club membership, and a checkout by the club before renting.

Board of Directors

President

Nelson Sprague

Member since () - President since 2017


From CT. Graduate Texas A&M BS, Golden Gate University MPA, Embry Riddle University MBA. Soloed in 1955, USAF 29 years, pilot over 8,000 hours total time in over 30 aircraft (four, two and single engine). ATP. Vietnam vet 1965 – 1967. Licensed General Contractor California 20 years. AOPA member since 1955. Retired in Brookings 2013.

Vice President

Kyle Rice

Member since 2016 - Vice President since 2017


Owns Triook, a local IT business. First started flying in 2016. Frequently pushes for integration of new technologies into the club and the club aircraft to enhance safety and member experience.

Treasurer

Peter Flanderka

Member since 2019 - Treasurer since 2020


Bio currently unavailable

Secretary

Alan Nidiffer

Member since () - Secretary since ()


Alan Nidiffer has elected not to provide biographical information for the website at this time.

Officer-at-large

Doug Hanson

Member since 2019 - Officer-at-large since 2020


Doug learned to fly in 1974, making a career move as a flight instructor in 1994. He has approximately 8,000 flight hours and holds an FAA Gold Seal Instrument Flight Instructor certificate. Doug recently moved to Brookings following a 15-year position as Chief Flight Instructor at a Part 141 flight school near Seattle, WA. In addition to flight training, he taught the inaugural year at Aviation High School in Seattle, and held teaching positions at Green River College, and Olympic College, also in the Seattle area.

Documents & Information

Mailing Address

Brookings Flying Club
P.O. Box 302
Brookings, Oregon 97415