The Princeton Flying Club (PFC) was officially formed  by Shashi and Hank who were both flying enthusiasts.  Official incorporation of the venture occurred on July 16, 2014.  Shortly thereafter, Hank and Shashi began to assemble the money and members to support the purchase of what would be the PFC's first aircraft.

The search was long, but only because it was deliberate.  On March 9, 2015, PFC purchased N3054E, a 1978 Cessna 172N with a Garmin 430 and upgraded 180hp engine.  Both Hank and Sashi have moved on, but the PFC remains as originally envisioned: 10 to 12 aviation enthusiasts sharing a capable, fun plane.

Currently, our members range from newly minted Private Pilots to experienced pilots. 

As the PFC's finances become manageable and members' imaginations of new destinations continue to expand, the PFC is beginning to consider expansion in terms of both members and fleet.  See our AIRCRAFT page for additional information on our plane and our thoughts regarding expansion.  

Prospective members should know that our insurance forbids use of the plane for Private Pilot instruction.  However, members may use the plane to pursue additional ratings and certificates.  While these amounts would certainly be subject to change if we expanded our membership or fleet, our current cost structure is $6,000 to join (refundable upon securing a replacement member or after a 6 month waiting period), $68 a month dues, and an extremely reasonable $110 per tach hour wet (that's right, tach hour, not Hobbs!).

If you're interested in joining us, please submit your information on our CONTACT page.