Flying Educators, Inc. Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport KFXE Grumman Tiger Flying Club. EST 1962.
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. 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.
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 AG-5B (180 hp). Approximate 127-135 kts true airspeed at 8,500 ft. Useful load is 887 lbs. Recently upgrades include the Aspen E5 1000, Garmin GTN 650Xi, Garmin Flightstream 510, Garmin GMA 345 Audio Panel/Bluetooth, Garmin GTR225 Com 2, FS 450P Fuel Flow and a new windshield.
Check out Flying Educators on a recent AOPA Aircraft Spotlight article comparing the Grumman Tiger to Citabria.