Pilot Owned Club
"Go up two or three times and you'll be hooked" is how one of the charter members of T-Craft Aero Club explained her love of flying to a newspaper reporter in 1972. T-Craft Aero Club had just been organized by about 20 pilots and student pilots with two aircraft and an immeasurable enthusiasm for flying. We celebrated our 50th Anniversary as a flying club in June 2022!
The enthusiasm for flying has not waned. Members use the aircraft for local flying within the valley, flying across the state, across the country and even international flying. It is the goal of the club to maintain a fleet of safe aircraft for the private pilot and student pilot, and to operate those aircraft at the lowest cost possible. The club has seven aircraft and maintains a membership ratio of 14 flying members per aircraft. Only members can fly the club aircraft, we do not rent out our planes to non-club members.
T-Craft Aero Club is owned by its members and is operated on a non-profit basis. Members elected to the Board of Directors provide the leadership and administration of the club. The club operates out of Nampa Municipal Airport, KMAN. The club owned hanger provides security and protection from the elements. The Club provides engine heaters for our planes in the winter months. Insurance is also provided as part of membership. Please browse through our web page for more information about our club.
Since 2016 we have capped our membership and accept new members off a wait list. Currently as of February 2024, our wait list is closed and do not anticipate it opening until 2026.
Scheduling the use of the aircraft is managed with Schedule Master. It is usually possible to reserve the specific aircraft needed for a trip although there are instances when a substitution is necessary.