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Memberships
Memberships are bought and sold between members. Please contact Rick John if interested in becoming an owner/member.

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Meetings
Unless otherwise noted, Cloud One Owners meetings are held on the first Monday of every even numbered month. The meetings are held at the General Aviation Terminal at the Downtown Airport at 7pm.

Upcoming Meetings:
February 5th, 2018
April 2nd, 2018
Jun3 4th, 2018



Membership Information

Ownership Opportunity

Cloud One is incorporated in the State of Missouri as a nonprofit organization. The state registered charter restricts the Cloud One Club to just eighteen members/owners. The club has officials which include a President, Vice President, Secretary, Maintenance Officer and Treasure. These officials, just like any corporation, are elected. Each owner/member owns 1/18th share of all assets. The assets include two aircraft, savings accounts, engine reserves, upgrades funds, interest, etc. Cloud One is a diverse and dynamic group of folks who have come together to share their love of flying. Equally as diverse, each owner has an opportunity to fly a "complex aircraft"...the Club's Arrow, as well as, a docile, economical and practical plane...the Club's Cessna. Both of the aircraft are IFR rated and include IFR Certified GPS's as part of the avionics packages.

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Aircraft Safety

Cloud One has always strived to make every effort to ensure the safety of our fleet. Safety remains the number one priority at Cloud One to ensure the safest operation aircraft possible. For instance, all A.D.'s are quickly resolved, the aircraft get 100 hour inspections, squawks are documented and addressed promptly, etc. The 100 inspection in addition to the annual exceeds FAA regulations for our type of ownership. Knowing the last person who flew the aircraft is an owner, coupled with the Club's safety policies, club members are comfortable with the reliability of the aircraft.

Hourly Rates

Currently, the rates are $40 for the Cessna and $50 for the Arrow per hour dry. All times are billed and based on Tach times not Hobbs time. Members enjoy up to 15% reduction in Tach Time billing compared to Hobbs time. The members are responsible for fuel. The Cessna must be left with full fuel. The Arrow must be filled to the tabs.

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Our Aircraft

1976 Cessna 172M O-320
250 SMOH Mattuck. VOR, ADF, Cessna Radio, Garmin 300XL GPS COMM. Four place intercom. All new glass fall 2005. Just spent 25K on new interior, imron exterior paint, flap gap seals, cowl seals, new pants, new exterior and interior plastic, etc in fall of 2006. Economical time builder as well as short cross country plane. 7-8 GPH Very nice looking aircraft that is honest and straight.

1968 Piper Arrow. O-360
450 SMOH. VOR, ADF, Piper radios, Garmin CNS-430 GPS COM. Wing leveler. 135 -140 KTS cruise on 9 - 12 GPH. Great cross county and complex time builder.

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Flight Instruction

The club currently has flight instructors who are available to help you in pursuing that next rating, or just to help you stay current with your rating. We encourage the use of our approved instructors, but you may also choose to use your own instructor. New instructors are approved by the board of Directors.

Student pilots are encouraged to join and fly the Cessna until they have enough hours to qualify for the insurance on the Arrow. The current Arrow Insurance qualifications are 10 hours of Dual Complex training and 100 hours as Pilot In Command in any piston aircraft.

Contacting Cloud One

Please e-mail us with any questions you might have at rick.john@gmail.com
If you would like to apply, please fill out the application and send it as well.


Flying Cost Analysis
Renting vs. Cloud One Rates
Monthly
Hours 1 2 5 7 12 15
Aircraft
*Piper Arrow Average Rental 161.00 322.00 805.00 1127.00 1932.00 2415.00
Cloud One IFR Arrow 90.00 180.00 450.00 630.00 1080.00 1350.00
Savings 71.00 142.00 355.00 497.00 852.00 1065.00
Monthly dues 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00
 
Net Monthly Savings ($79.00) ($8.00) $205.00 $347.00 $702.00 $915.00
 
**Cessna 172 Average Rental 134.50 309.35 773.38 1082.73 1856.10 2320.13
Cloud One IFR 172 73.50 147.00 367.50 514.50 882.00 1102.50
Savings 61.00 162.35 405.88 568.23 974.10 1217.63
Monthly dues 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00
 
Net Monthly Savings ($89.00) $12.35 $255.88 $418.23 $824.10 $1067.63
 

*Piper Arrow Average Rental is based on $140.00 hobbs rate x 1.15 to convert to tachtime.
Cloud One rate is based on Tach Time ($50 per hour) and fuel rate ($4.50 @ 8gph)

**Cessna 172 Average Rental is based on $117.50 hobbs rate x 1.15 to convert to tach time.
Cloud One rate based on Tach Time ($40 per hour) and fuel rate ($4.50 @ 7gph)