Q: What membership types do you offer?
A: We have 3 membership types: All-In, Backcountry, and Social. Learn more here.
Q: What are the differences between membership types?
A: Social Members enjoy access to the OZ1 Hideout, located in the new Thaden Fieldhouse, and access to OZ1 events. Backcountry Members enjoy the club's Aviat Huskys and Cessna 182s in addition to the Club Hideout and OZ1 events. All-in Members enjoy the club's Cirrus SR22s, Cessna 182s and Huskys in addition to the Club Hideout and OZ1 events.
Q: What are the requirements for All-In pilots?
A: You must be an instrument rated pilot with at least 100 hours PIC to fly our club Cirrus SR22s.
Q: What are the checkout requirements for the club SR22s?
A: All-In members who do not have prior make and model experience will go through a Cirrus-developed transition course with a club-approved CFI. All-In members with prior Cirrus experience may go through a Cirrus-developed avionics and / or airframe and powerplant training if their prior experience was using different equipment (Avidyne, SR20, etc.). Your registration fees include the online Cirrus training material for the transition training.
Q: What are the requirements for Backcountry pilots?
A: VFR private pilots are welcomed. We require 50 hours PIC time, 15 hours of tailwheel time and 5 hours time in type to fly a club Husky. We require 75 hours total time and 5 hours make and model to act as PIC in our club 182s.
Q: Where can I land in a club Husky?
A: Our club CFIs will help you receive a checkout to land at grass strips in the region. If you will travel in a club aircraft outside the region and intend to land at an off-airport grass strip, we will facilitate a discussion with you and a club CFI to ensure the safety of you and the aircraft.
Q: How will you ensure optimal aircraft availability?
A: We have worked with the AOPA to understand what the optimal number of members per airplane is in other flying clubs across their national network. We will moderate the number of members per plane based on the AOPA's recommendations to ensure good equipment availability while maintaining very good affordability for club members.
Q: Are there hourly minimums per day when I take the aircraft out of town?
Q: What is the maximum length of time I can take a club aircraft out of town?
A: 5 days. After the second night away, there may be a nightly charge of $25.
Q: How far in advance may I book club aircraft?
A: 60 days in advance.
Q: Can I upgrade my membership anytime?
A: If you would like to upgrade your membership, we will apply your previously paid registration fees toward the membership you would like to upgrade to. There may be a waiting period to upgrade your membership, depending on the availability of the fleet.
Q: What if my spouse and I both would like to be a flying member of OZ1?
A: We would love that! Flying members who have a spouse that also flies will receive $100 off the monthly dues for an All-In membership or $50 off the monthly dues for a Backcountry membership for the second membership. Additionally, we will waive the registration fee for your spouse.
Q: I'm a member. Can my family join me in the OZ1 Hideout and at events?
Q: I'm a member. Can I bring a friend to the OZ1 Hideout and events?
A: You may bring friends to the OZ1 Hideout. When there's an event in the OZ1 Hideout or elsewhere, we may charge guests to attend. Some events may be members-only, but we'll let you know when this is the case.
Q: Does OZ1 Flying Club offer flying lessons?
A: We don't, but there's a great flight school in Bentonville that does!