A Flying Club (www.aflyingclub.com), based in Toussus-le-Noble, is a flying club with a difference—it is intended for experienced pilots (minimum 200 hours) who are primarily interested in long-distance flights.
The club’s first aircraft is a diesel-engined Cessna 182 SMA which is fully-equipped for economical long-distance flights in IFR conditions.
At a cruising speed of 130 knots, this aircraft has a range of some 1400 nautical miles with 4 passengers and baggage,
The club intends to build a fleet of 5 aircraft, with similar capability, over the next 3 years.
Unlike most French aeroclubs, who operate as non-profit organisations, the club has been set up as a business from the outset and offers a price structure based on achieving maximum utilisation of the aircraft—for example, there will be lower rates for night flying and weekday bookings as well as volume discounts.
Prices start at 130€ per hour (dry) and the club welcomes enquiries from English-speaking pilots.
A press release (in French) announcing the club launch can be downloaded from here—an English section for the web site is in preparation.
Further details (in English) from:
0033 6 63 30 58 41