We are a Twin Cities flying club based at Lake Elmo airport, 21D, in Lake Elmo, MN. Tailwinds is 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. Here is a Pioneer Press article about Tailwinds and flying clubs in general.
To inquire about membership, please contact us.
Buy-in cost is $5,700 (Saleable asset on leaving).
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 June 1, 2015, hourly rates are:
Archer = $97/hr
Cirrus = $143/hr
Cherokee Six = $154/hr
Monthly dues = $125