I have recently gained my PPL and am really keen to do some flying at the weekends to build my experience as well as meeting new people. I occasionally fly from Full Sutton which I really enjoy for the relaxed atmosphere, variety of aircraft types and cheap flying. However here doesn't seem to be much of a club or social scene (although I'm rarely there so maybe there is?).
So I'm considering joining Sherburn Aero Club which looks to have an active membership and club landaways. But it will cost me £110 joining fee plus £150 yearly membership. I will also need to pay for a check ride with the CFI.
Just wondered what people thought of the club, or if I'm missing something at Full Sutton?
Sheburn is not the place it was when Sue was keeping the bar open all hours and flying was cheap as chips (well compared to now anyway) but it still a nice spot and probably has more going on than anywhere else in the area,
joining fee and check ride are a one-off cost, then the doors are open to lots of aircraft types to hire, tarmac runway (handy with all this rain) as well as grass runways, good food, great facilities, and busy social side(group flyouts etc).
I've been a member at Sherburn for a couple of years now and find it a friendly club with good facilities. I can't comment on the social side as I only go there to fly but catering is very good and the brick clubhouse is a definate step up from some of the porta cabins you find at some clubs. Especially good if you take a non-flying companion who has to hang around while you fly. There's no 150 on the fleet so you'll need to factor in some training on the AT-3 or a PA-28 to get signed off on type, but again that's a one off cost. Happy to show you around, PM me and we can arrange a date.
I have a share at Sherburn, been a member for a few years. It's like anything in clubs you get cliques of people who tend to isolate themselves from people and think of themselves as being above the rest, my attitude to those is to let them crack on with it! But there are some brilliant people at Sherburn who help you out and give advice on all aspects of flying, which I sometimes need, as I've never been too scared to ask for help. If you want to go down with somebody let me know and you can come with me, maybe get some airtime once SOBI has her alternator fixed!!
Thing, Mikey who works for Les is a brilliant lad, we try to keep him stocked up on beers because he always does a fabulous job! Isn't there anyone nearer to you for maintenance? As for shares, there is a Cirrus share for sale, but it sure ain't cheap!!
Thing, Mikey who works for Les is a brilliant lad, we try to keep him stocked up on beers because he always does a fabulous job! Isn't there anyone nearer to you for maintenance?
Being as three of our a/c are leased from Les I think it's politic to let him fix them! Our syndicate 172 gets fixed at Skeggy. It's only 15 minutes difference between Skeg and Sherburn anyway, plus Sherburn has a great caff. Mind you, Sandtoft caff is pretty good too.
Thanks for the help with the setting up of the google calendar Phil, we got it sorted finally! When will you be next up at the club because I owe you a drink, Are you attending the fly in at Elvington coming up soon? John Crossland told Ray about it and I think we're going on the Sunday.