Now, the legal stuff.
The club costs money. You have read our by-laws and dues, understand them, and agree to pay.
The club will email you for important communications. You understand that you really need to read emails from the club.
(For flying members) You understand that flying is expensive.
(For flying members using credit check) You authorize us to check your credit, if you select that option.
You authorize us to verify anything on your application, and perform a background check on you.
Club Dues *
I have read and understand By-Laws Addendum A. Further, I understand that by submitting this application, I am liable for any dues incurred as a part of the application process, for my usage of club assets, and for my membership until such time as the club receives written notice of my membership cancellation (or my membership is terminated by the board of directors). Upon termination of membership, I understand that I will still owe any balance that was due at the time of my membership termination. I understand that all balances are due to the BFC within 30 days of the issuance of the invoice, and unpaid balances may result in fees, loss of privileges, and suspension of membership. I understand that the board of directors may change club dues, fees, privileges, membership levels, etc. at any time, and agree that continued membership after such a change constitutes agreement to the changes.
I agree Email Communication Agreement *
The Brookings Flying Club will send important notices about the club, your membership, and requirements/changes via email. Should you not read or acknowledge an email from the club, the club is not under any obligation to reach out to you through another method. Therefore, we highly suggest that you check your email frequently and read all notices from the club.
I understand Costs involved with a pilots license *
Flying is an expensive hobby. We want to make sure that every new member understands what they're getting into.
We encourage all new members to check the "Become a Pilot" page on our website for an approximate cost breakdown of getting a pilots license. I understand the cost of flying Consent for Background Check *
By completing this application, I authorize Brookings Flying Club, Inc to obtain a Background Check on me.
The Background Check may contain information available in the Public Domain as well as interviews with current and/or previous employers, references, and other parties.
By agreeing below, I hereby authorize all corporations, former employers, credit agencies, educational institutions, law enforcement agencies, city, state, county and federal courts and agencies, military services and persons to release all information they may have about me including criminal and driving history. This authorization shall be valid in original or copy form. I agree Financial Verification Select verification method * Notice:
As of November 14th, 2019, the Brookings Flying Club now requires proof of financial capability for new flying members.
What does this mean?
The Flying Club will use one of several methods to make sure you are able to pay for any bills you may run up while renting our aircraft and/or utilizing our services.
Why are you doing this?
The BFC only bills out aircraft charges monthly. As a result, it is possible to incur significant charges in a short period of time. The BFC adopted this policy to reduce instances of non-payment.
How can I provide what you're looking for?
Your options are:
Get a credit check (easiest, fastest) - The BFC will obtain a copy of your credit report and evaluate your financial status. The cost of this report is $15, payable to the credit reporting agency directly, and non-refundable. Note that if the results of the check are not satisfactory, you may be asked to use one of the other methods. This is not a "hard inquiry" and our pulling the report will not affect your credit score.
Block time deposit (secondary) (non-refundable) - Prepay for 9 hours of aircraft time, and receive 10 hours. There are no additional fees associated with this option, but the deposit is non-refundable, and processing may take several weeks before your rental privileges are approved. (Note that this block time discount is always available to members, not just during initial application)
Hold on credit card (not recommended) (credit only, no debit)- The BFC will send you an authorization form, on which you will provide your credit card number and authorization to place a hold on your credit card equal to 10 hours of flight time at the current rate. The money will not be deducted from your account, but the funds will be unavailable to you for 7-14 days while they are verified. Once the hold is placed, we are unable to remove it until it "times out" on its own.
Regardless of the method you choose, none of these verifications are performed until after your application has been preliminary accepted.
Credit Check Consent *
By completing this application, I authorize Brookings Flying Club, Inc to obtain a Consumer Credit Report on me.
This authorization is valid for purposes of verifying information given pursuant to employment, leasing, rental, business negotiations, or any other lawful purpose covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. I agree