Twinco is Now Accepting Applications

Is the high cost of flying preventing you from flying as often as you want to?   Twinco Flying Club has two Cessna 172′s available to our members at $ 70/HR wet ( there is a surcharge for fuel above $5.00/gal), monthly dues are only $70/month and there is a one time $1800 buy in fee of which $1700 is returned to you when you leave the club, subject to club bylaws.  Membership will be approved on a first come first serve basis. The membership is capped at 20, so plane availability is not an issue.  Our rates are kept low with the dedicated efforts of our volunteer maintenance officer and a few other members that help out.   Twinco currently has two immediate openings and will be accepting membership applications. If you’re a current pilot and interested in joining, please contact us for more information.  For an application click on the Application page.

Introduction to the Twinco Flying Club

Twinco Flying Club was formed in the 1960s by a group of employees from IBM and Texaco – nicknamed, back then, as “the twin companies.”

Currently the club owns two IFR certified and maintained Cessna 172 airplanes and membership is limited to 20 members. It’s based at Dutchess County Airport / POU and meet the third Monday of the month in the main terminal on New Hackensack Road.

Frugal Operations

  • Membership performs wash and wax twice a year.
  • We have a fantastic volunteer maintenance officer who keeps costs super low.
  • Membership volunteers help with owner assisted annuals.
    As a result, dues and hourly flying costs are kept to a minimum.

Rates

  • $70/tach hour wet (there is a surcharge when avgas is above $5/gal)
  • $70/month dues
  • $1800.00 buy in

Scheduling

Members can schedule planes online or via a toll free phone number. Here are some excerpts from Twinco’s “Operating Rules”:

There is no limitation to the hours scheduled during individual weekdays except holidays.

Weekend and holiday scheduling limitations:

  • One half day per week
  • One full day per month
  • One full weekend, including holidays, per three month period

These limitations do not apply if the aircraft is not scheduled the day prior to the Saturday, Sunday, or holiday.

Long periods of scheduling are available with President or Vice-President approval:

  • Four to eight consecutive days per three month period
  • Nine to fifteen consecutive days per six month period
  • Twenty two consecutive days is the maximum period that a club aircraft may be scheduled.