Our club is comprised of up to 80 members, some of which volunteer their time to serve as club directors.
The club directors serve to provide responsible fiscal management of club funds, scheduling oversight, handle all aircraft maintenance, coordinate membership duties as well as provide general management of the club. We are guided by the NRI Flying Club by-laws which essentially act as our "constitution". In general we expect all members to act in good faith for the best interests of the club. Elections to the board of directors are held annually.
Members enjoy good aircraft availability and the lowest possible price for a well maintained, well equipped and airworthy aircraft. As a non profit and volunteer based club, all revenue from flight operations goes back into the club. Our stated goal is to break even, so basically it's not possible to operate an airworthy aircraft for less money. Members also enjoy easy access and flexible scheduling rules so they can most benefit from everything general aviation has to offer.
Our Code of Ethics
We believe it is our duty and obligation to act in good faith as stewards of the general aviation community.
It's a sad reality that general aviation is in decline and under constant attack via airport closures, negative and misinformed media coverage, spiraling costs and public apathy in the age of video games and snap chats. Our duty as responsible pilots is to maintain a high ethical standard and set a good example for what aviation is about and should be. We'd like our youth to turn their eyes away from their selfie photos and culture of instant gratification and towards the sky, in order to marvel at the math and science of air and space, in awe of the miracle of human flight. Becoming a pilot is not easy to achieve, but it's an accomplishment to be proud of! Accordingly we strive to act as follows
- I will be a good airman, placing safety first and I recognize that people judge all of general aviation by my actions
- I will use my influence as a community member, pilot and NRI flying club member to promote safety in aviation
- I will do my best to be aware of and accommodate our noise sensitive communities
- I will put the lives of my passengers as well as people and property on the ground at the forefront of all of my aeronautical decision making
Our Club Rules
That's the one line summary but of course they are a little more involved than that. You can view our full set of club rules by clicking HERE. Here is the executive summary:
- Be courteous to the other members.
- For overnight bookings you must fly/log at least 1 hour per 24 hr period on weekdays, 2 hours on weekends. This rule is often waived with board permission... we want folks to take fun overnight trips, but we don't want it abused. Example of abuse would be taking the plane for a 3 day weekend and putting an hour on it. See rule #1
- Flights to Mexico currently require board approval. Special insurance requirements apply.
- Reservations longer than 7 days require board approval
- Book the time you intend to use, ie. don't book all day if you only plan to fly in the morning (see rule #1)
- If you must cancel, cancel early if at all possible. Nothing is worse than making other plans because the plane is booked Saturday only to find the other pilot cancels at the last minute on Saturday morning (See rule #1)
- Mortal sin... failing to show up and failing to cancel. Here is where we may have to charge you, this is inexcusable! (See rule #1)