Flying Educators, Inc. Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport KFXE.
Flying Educators was incorporated in September, 1962 when a group of ten Fort Lauderdale public school teachers decided to band together and form a flying club. The articles of incorporation state “the purpose for which this corporation is organized is to own and operate airplanes and give flying instruction to its members on a cost basis.” Many years have passed, and many pilot members have participated in Flying Educators, but its essential mission remains the same: for a group of like-minded pilots to fly their own aircraft at a reasonable cost. The club’s bylaws and operational rules do not compromise on safety. Each member must be properly certified and pass a quality flight check before joining the club. Beyond that however, the club is very flexible with respect to aircraft use and trip scheduling, giving members the feeling that they indeed have access to their own “personal” aircraft.
Since the club’s founding, 62 pilots have participated in Flying Educators in just over 50 years for an average turnover of just over one member per year. The club has owned five aircraft since 1962 including two Citabria’s and two Grumman Tigers. The current aircraft we own is a 1991 Grumman Tiger AG5B (180 hp). Approximate 135 kts true airspeed at 8,500 ft. Useful load is 934 lbs.
Check out Flying Educators on a recent AOPA Aircraft Spotlight article comparing the Grumman Tiger to Citabria.
If you are an enthusiastic pilot who would like to participate in aircraft ownership, please contact us.