I have my trainer I constructed years ago, and am looking for ways to
fly it here in Toronto.
So unlike the AMA's $58 fees, MAAC requires $55 plus one clubs
membership fees. I checked the huntsville club which costs $90 + $50
for a grand total of $195 to put a trainer in the air. Even once. My
trainer doesnt cost more than $300.
So my first penny-pinching question is, can I get my plane in the air
for lesser fees? Does any club have a winter-only membership, or one
without grass, just road tarmac? Are clubs further north cheaper?
And what about disagreeing with the way MAAC is run? Any clubs out
there which do not require MAAC membership and provide their own
insurance with fees?
And what about the wilderness far north? If I fly something on the
Belcher Islands without MAAC insurance, am I committing a crime?
I'd even take a lower cost structure for say allowing me to fly a
certain number of days, or a week, or even once. I would drive south
to Detroit to make it feasible, but my skin color, especially along
with an 'airplane' in the trunk... I'd rather not.
- posted 17 years ago