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About Us Who We Are

Discover Aviation Center Flying Club

One Mission:

Our members grow the pilot community with public outreach, a shared safety culture, affordable flying in well maintained aircraft and continual aviation education and exploration.

One Vision:

Our members make safety their priority, share their experiences, both good and bad and utilize all resources including the FAA Wings Program to remain proficient and confident through continued education.

Join the Discover Aviation Flying Club Today Better Aviators through Continual Education


What’s it take to join?

Attend a DAC meeting or meet with one of our club leaders for an introduction. It’s important to know the culture and meet the family.
Deposit: $500
Monthly Fee $100
All rates include fuel. (wet rates)
Hourly rates are subject to change.
Contact us for current rates.


Our primary trainer is a Piper Tomahawk.
Our training and go place aircraft is a Piper Archer.
Our Instrument and Commercial training aircraft is a Cessna 172 outfitted with two G-5s, a Garmin 430 and Autopilot.

The DACFC meets the SECOND Saturday of the month.  Meetings and safety seminars are open to the public.  Meeting are subject to change. E-mail to verify meeting place and time.


Welcome to the Discover Aviation Center Flying Club, a 501(c)7 nonprofit corporation. We started the flying club to:

Make Flying Fun

Discover Aviation Center makes flying fun by offering you lots of reasons to come to the airport. We have a hanger that keeps our aircraft out of the weather and serves as a meeting place for many different types of events like cookouts, safety seminars and meetings. We collaborate with other nonprofits like the EAA and CAP to promote aviation and grow each other’s memberships and we organize fly ins and other events that include “Discover Aviation Day”.

Make Flying Affordable

Discover Aviation Center makes flying affordable by offering you well maintained older aircraft at reasonable rates. Our membership is set up to keep you in the air. The more you fly the less expensive the hourly rate.

Make More Pilots and help them earn more ratings

We want to grow the pilot population by making more pilots and we don’t intend for you to stick around forever. Get your ratings from us then go buy your own airplane and hanger. We will still be here to offer you our annual training program and Safety Management System that you can use to build experience and confidence.

Enhance the safety culture of all pilots in Northeast Ohio.

Discover Aviation Center Flying Club wants to enhance the regions safety culture by offering all our pilots annual training by one of our club member CFIs in conjunction with the FAA Safety Team Wings Program and our own Safety Management System (SMS).

Our Safety Management System was built because pilots make mistakes.  If those mistakes are shared, analyzed and recorded and we can provide that pilot protection from certificate action, then we can collect the data and build training programs designed around the specific needs of Northeast Ohio area pilots.

The Discover Aviation Center Flying Club believes that if we build a strong safety culture right here, then you will be a safer and more confident aviator and share your love for aviation with others.


Minor Membership Application
Contact Information
44050 Russia Road, Elyria OH 44035