Tailwinds Flying Partnership is based at Lake Elmo airport, 21D, in Lake Elmo, MN. We are a non-profit corporation of 39 pilots who equally own three aircraft and one hangar. Our goal and philosophy are to fly great airplanes safely and inexpensively. We strive for consistency in equipment among our three airplanes. Here is a Pioneer Press article about Tailwinds and flying clubs in general.
To inquire about membership, please send an e-mail to Mark or call 651-983-6206.
Buy-in cost $5,900 (Saleable asset on leaving). Reduced $400 to $5,500 through December 31, 2014.
Any CFI who refers someone who joins Tailwinds receives $200.
Plane hourly rates are wet and based on tach time, not hobbs time. Rates vary monthly depending on our 100LL cost per gallon. As of September 1, 2014, hourly rates are:
Archer = $103/hr
Cirrus = $145/hr
Cherokee Six = $161/hr
Monthly dues = $125