The Cascade Flyers is a private non-profit aviation club flying out of Paine Field in Everett, Washington. The club is limited to a maximum of 30 members and operates two well maintained aircraft, a Skyhawk (C172) and a Skylane (C182).
The Cascade Flyers consists of 30 members, each pilot has a minimum of 200 total hours of flight time or an instrument rating. Members purchase an equity share in the aircraft and pay a low monthly dues to cover fixed costs. Members benefit, not only from easily-available aircraft and coverage under the club insurance policy, but also the camaraderie of fellow pilots ranging in experience from VFR only private pilots to ATPs.
Member of Cascade Flyers: Since 2005
Flight Experience: “I’ve been flying since 2002. Becoming a pilot was a lifelong dream which started while growing up in Alaska. I fly single-engine airplanes and gliders.”
Why he thinks it’s great to be a member of Cascade Flyers: “I love having access to familiar and well-maintained airplanes, and the camaraderie that goes along with a highly involved and active club membership.”
Favorite Route: “It’s hard to beat a day trip to the San Juan Islands. Lots of places to go, easy to get around on the ground after arrival, and the ‘can’t get there by car’ aspect makes it extra special.”
Member of Cascade Flyers: Since 2013
Flight Experience: “16 years. Currently [I’m] a US Navy EA-18G Growler pilot based at NAS Whidbey Island. I have flown the F/A-18 Hornet, T-45, T-34 and several different civilian single-engine piston aircraft. I always wanted to be a pilot from the time I was in elementary school.”
Why he thinks it’s great to be a member of Cascade Flyers: “The airplanes are well-maintained, the costs are very reasonable and the benefits of being a part-owner vice renting is worth it, i.e. having the ability to schedule a plane last minute or go on multiple-day trips.”
Favorite Route: “Up to Orcas Island to get lunch.”
The Cascade Flyers aircraft are hangared conveniently on-field at Paine Field in Everett, Washington (KPAE). The C172 is IFR equipped and is available to members at a low hourly rate. The C182 is an IFR equipped, high-performance aircraft with an STOL kit to aid short field performance and is also very reasonably priced. Both have recently had newly overhauled engines installed (2012/2016) so they are raring to fly!
Engine: 150 HP Continental O-320
Special features: Garmin GNS430W IFR GPS, Dual Localizer/Glideslope, Dual NavComms, Intercoms
Airframe: 1967 Cessna C182K
Engine: 235 HP Continental O-470
Special features: Garmin GNS430 IFR GPS, Dual Localizer/Glideslope, Dual NavComms, ADF, Intercoms, STOL (Short Takeoff and Landing) kit, Updated Panel
Join the Cascade Flyers
We currently have membership shares available for purchase. These are purchased directly from the selling member but we’ve pulled together this information sheet to help acquaint you with the club and answer some common questions.