Artisan Membership

Members buy into the club at a specific level for the aircraft they wish to fly, at current prices.  Please Contact Artisan Aviation for the most up to date buy-in costs.

Current Rates

Members pay an hourly rate based on tach time, not Hobbs meter time, which includes fuel.  Use of tach time instead of Hobbs time usually results in a 10% lower-than-Hobbs time for cross country flights, and 15 to 20% lower-than-Hobbs time for local training flights.  Unlike renting, all rates are tax-free since members are also owners of the aircraft!  These rates are revised periodically to cover debt service, fuel price changes, and maintenance reserves.  Contact Artisan Aviation for current rates, as they do change from month to month.

  • Piper Warrior II (N2202A): $78/hr
  • Piper Arrow IV (N2218Z): $146/hr
  • Piper Lance (N78AA): $174/hr

Monthly Fee

All members pay a monthly fee to cover fixed costs for insurance and hangar rent.  This entitles them to fly the Warrior, or both the Warrior and the Arrow, depending on which aircraft they have bought membership.  In addition, members that fly the Lance pay an additional monthly charge for the Lance insurance and hangar rent.  The fixed costs are distributed based on the level of membership and vary with the number of members.  As a new members join, the monthly fees decrease, and as members leave, the fees increase.   For current monthly fees, contact Artisan Aviation