January 2018 Issue

A Renter’s Lament

Not all FBOs or flying clubs are created equal, and some things you encounter may be good reasons to run, not walk, to the exit doors.

Pilots wanting to fly but who donít have the resources to own and operate their own airplane usually find themselves renting from an FBO or training organization, joining a flying club or entering into some kind of shared ownership arrangement. Renting or sharing airplanes often can be a good choice for someone with varying needs, but experiences can vary and your operational priorities, to put it gently, may not be shared by the organization supplying the aircraft.

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