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How To Join LVFC
New Members are Welcome - Limited Time Initiation Fee Discount!
Thanks for your interest in joining LVFC. We welcome your application, and we’re certain you’ll appreciate the value and advantages of flying in our Club.
Our members come from throughout the region to enjoy flying our great aircraft, attend meetings and seminars, participate in social events and fly-outs, help with club projects, and use the clubhouse facilities at our spacious hanger. LVFC pilots range from new students, recently certificated private pilots, airline captains, military aviators, experienced instructors, and mid-time pilots who are just getting back into aviation after a career or life-induced hiatus.
If you’d like to attend a membership meeting to meet us, or to just get a tour of our planes and facilities and learn what LVFC membership entails, please email our Member Coordinator at MemberCoordinator at LVFC dot ORG, or call us at +1(610) 264-LVFC (5832).
How to become an Active Member.
There are just a couple of steps to becoming an Active Member (member with flying privileges). For more information, please contact the LVFC Member Coordinator.
Step 1. Complete a Membership Application and Provide the Initiation Fee.
Your Application will help us get to know you, learn about your aviation background, and hear about your interest in the club. Full payment of the initiation fee is required when you submit your application, and a credit check will be completed as part of your application processing. Please review the application form for more details. Click this link for a copy of the Application in .pdf format.
Step 2. Secure a Membership Sponsor.
There are two ways to be sponsored for membership. First, any LVFC Active Member in good standing can be your sponsor and will forward your application and check to a Board member for processing.
Or, you can simply attend a meeting of the LVFC Board of Directors and request that the Board sponsor you. Just bring your completed application and initiation fee check to a Board meeting where you can introduce yourself and have a chat about the Club. Board meetings are almost always held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the LVFC Hanger. Contact the LVFC Member Coordinator to make arrangements to attend.
Step 3. Attend an LVFC Membership Meeting with your Sponsor.
After you’ve completed your application and secured your sponsorship, you and your Sponsor will attend the next monthly membership meeting. There, you’ll introduce yourself to the assembled Members and answer any questions they might have. If there’s a voting quorum (and there almost always is), we’ll vote on your application at that meeting. The LVFC Membership Meetings are held monthly, almost always on the first Wednesday of each month, at 7:00 p.m. at the LVFC Hangar.
Step 4. Pay Your First Month’s Dues
If you’re elected to membership, you’ll be an Active Member in a probation period for your first six months or 25 hours of flight time in club aircraft, whichever comes first. But before you can schedule aircraft for your check ride(s), you’ll pay your first month’s dues to the Treasurer.
Step 5. Complete your Orientation and Check Ride(s).
Once you’re elected to membership, the Membership Coordinator will meet with you at the LVFC Hangar to give you all the information you need to get started. They’ll review the LVFC Bylaws and Rules and Regulations, aircraft scheduling system, airport and hanger procedures, and other points that will help you get the most out of your membership. The Membership Coordinator will also provide a list of Club instructors so that you can schedule your check ride(s). Once you’re checked out in the aircraft by a club instructor and your credentials are current, you may use the aircraft and club facilities subject to the LVFC Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, and Airport Rules that govern their use.
Fees and Dues (As of December 7, 2013)
Active Member Initiation Fee $500 (Limited Time Discount, Regular Initiation Fee is $1,000)
Active Member Monthly Dues $65
Our fees, dues, and aircraft reimbursement rates are subject to change. While we try to keep our website current, please contact the Membership Coordinator to confirm the current rates.