Photo by club member Kevin Walsh  

SFC Club Meetings

Regular membership meetings are held the second Thursday of every month at 7 PM. Meetings cover Club reports, maintenance, safety tips and hangar flying. Prospective members and guests are always welcome!

Meeting Location:

February's meeting will be the SFC annual winter party at the Spaghetti Warehouse in Syracuse on Feb 20 at 6:30pm. Prospective members are welcome!

March forward - Syracuse Airport fire station

Our Aircraft

N38254 – Piper Archer

This 1977 Piper PA-28-181 is a four place, IFR capable, fixed gear, low wing. It's a great platform for primary and advanced training or just for building time.

N735MC – Cessna Skylane

This 1978 Cessna 182 is a 230HP high-performance aircraft capable of comfortably carrying four adults and luggage at 140 knots. Avionics include a Garmin 430 IFR GPS, a King KX155 NAV/COM radio with glide slope and an STec 60-2 autopilot with altitude hold. This is the only high-performance aircraft available for club membership in the Syracuse area.

Aircraft are hangared at Syracuse KSYR:
254 is in #14, and 5MC in #15.


Flying rates

N38254 – $107.00 per Hobbs hour
735MC – $135.00 per Hobbs hour

These rates are "wet" - gas and oil are included. Time is by the Hobbs meter hour - this is a clock that runs when the engine runs.

Ground time rate

$80.00 per month.

This fee is intended to cover Club fixed expenses, such as insurance, hangar fees, part of annualized maintenance, and office expenses. All rates are set by the Board of Directors.

Membership Application
SFC Membership Application

SFC Standard Operating Procedures

SFC By-Laws
The Syracuse Flying Club is a not-for-profit membership corporation located at Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, NY. We are dedicated to the promulgation of general aviation and providing our members with safe flying at the lowest possible cost. We welcome student pilots, private pilots, commercial pilots and ATPs. All Directors and Officers are volunteers and receive no compensation.

Advantages of a flying club

  • Lower cost than owning your own aircraft or renting.
  • Greater availability than rented: The average flying time per aircraft during a year is approximately one hour per day. The aircraft may be taken on trips that are overnight or a few days.
  • Club insurance normally covers the members' needs. FBO renters typically should carry renter's insurance.
  • Club members share experiences and flying.
Pilot In Command

Experience requirements

None for students.


Student Pilot Membership - For primary student pilots (those working on obtaining a Private Pilot Certificate), there is a non-refundable membership fee of $250.00. Upon obtaining the Private Pilot Certificate, an additional non-refundable membership fee of $250.00 is due to remain an active member of the Club. Student pilots will have the use of the Piper Archer.

Pilots with Private Pilot Certificate or higher - there is a one-time non-refundable membership fee of $500.00 which entitles the member to fly any Club aircraft in which he or she is qualified.



Whether training for an initial certificate, striving for a higher rating or just to obtain a checkout in our club aircraft, we have the flight instructors who can get you through it. Click below to view.

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As a member of the Syracuse Flying Club, Inc. you are covered for both liability and hull (a deductible of $1,000 applies to hull coverage) of Club aircraft. There are exceptions such as illegal operation and gross negligence.

Check out our Flyer. Print it out, pass it along.

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