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 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.”
Member of Cascade Flyers: Since 2008
Flight Experience: “I started flying in 2004 as part of a college degree. After finishing my private and instrument ratings I was looking for an economic way to build time towards my commercial. I received a flyer in the mail in 2007 for the club and found not only an inexpensive way to fly, but an engaging group of pilots with a wide variety of backgrounds and experience. I finished my commercial certificate in 2009, and my degree not long after that.”
Why he thinks it’s great to be a member of Cascade Flyers: “Well maintained aircraft at reasonable rates. A great group of aviation enthusiasts.”
Favorite Route: “San Juan Islands are definitely the best. Instead of 3-4 hours dealing with the ferry, 30 minutes and you’re enjoying beautiful views and great food.”
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
Shares are purchased directly from the selling member and are only available when a member is looking to sell. We’ve pulled together this information sheet to help acquaint you with the club and answer some common questions.