AUGUST 1, 2001


1.             All members of the Club shall comply with all Federal Aviation Regulations, including all pertinent state, airport and Club rules while operating Club aircraft.

2.             A violation of any of the Club's rules by a member renders him liable to either a temporary flight

suspension of not more than (30) days or a monetary fine not to exceed One Hundred ($100) dollars,

or both.  Repeated violations shall result in a recommendation by the Board of Directors that the member be expelled from the Club; such recommendation to be voted on by the membership.  A majority vote shall be necessary for expulsion.

3.             All members must be checked out and approved for solo by a flight instructor designated by

the Board of Directors before soloing any Club aircraft.

4.             A member must perform a thorough preflight inspection of the aircraft, including a visual inspection of the fuel quantity, prior to commencing flight.  Any damages or discrepancies should be reported immediately to the maintenance officer and recorded on the squawk sheet. If a condition is discovered which may affect the airworthiness of the aircraft, the aircraft shall not be flown until cleared by the maintenance officer.

5.             Each member must ascertain that the airworthiness and registration certificates, appropriate operating limitations information, and operator's manual are in the aircraft prior to commencing flight.

6.             All aircraft operating limitations must be observed.  Aerobatic maneuvers are prohibited except those that are permissible under the operating limitations when the aircraft is operated in the utility category.

7.             Flight plans are encouraged to be filed with the FAA for flights over sparsely populated,

mountainous, wooded or desert terrain areas, or for extended over water flight, and are mandatory for all student solo cross country flights in excess of (50) nautical miles.

8.             Club aircraft shall be operated only from FAA or State approved public or private use airports, including RLAs. It is the pilotís responsibility to get permission and check the condition of any private airport prior to landing there. Landing off airport anywhere is prohibited, except in the case of an emergency.

9.             Upon completion of a flight, a pilot must tidy up the aircraft. NO SMOKING is allowed in any Club aircraft.  Wastepaper and extra charts will be removed. The aircraft is to be secured, with seat belts straightened, gust locks and tie downs fastened as appropriate, and the doors locked when appropriate.

10.           All tanks will be topped at the end of every flight unless the next member scheduled to fly is on hand and there is sufficient fuel for the intended flight. The tanks should never be left less than half full, except when FBO closed.  Then notify the FBO.

 11.          No member, except the Maintenance Officer or someone designated by him, may perform any maintenance on Club aircraft, other than pre-flight inspection, servicing engine oil, or servicing tires. If you are unsure of the proper grade of oil, or proper tire pressures, do not perform these services. Contact the Maintenance Officer or the FBO.  

12.           Club aircraft may not be used to give flight instruction to anyone except Club members. No one except Club Members may fly Club aircraft and then with no commercial use allowed. Only Flight Instructors who are members of the Club or approved by the board, may give flight instruction (including BFRs) in Club aircraft.

13.           If a member takes an aircraft for all day or overnight, there will be a two hour minimum charge. For multiple days, there will be a two hour minimum charge for each day the aircraft is away from Illinois Valley Airport. If you have a doubt about your flight and the minimum charge requirement, check with a board member.

14.           If more than 15 minutes late for a reservation, the reservation shall be invalid.

15.           To reserve a plane, use Flight Schedule Pro,our online scheduling system.  Make sure you cancel if you are not going make your commitment.

16.           It will be the pilot's responsibility to log each flight in the book provided for this purpose in the aircraft.

17.           Envelopes will be provided for duplicate entries of each transaction.  They will match the plane's logbook entry. Pilots will then calculate what is owed and seal it inside the envelope.  Envelopes will be in numerical order so that proper control of all transactions is made.  It will be the pilotís responsibility to make payments to the Club within (3) days of the flight and not carry any transaction over from one month into the next month.  Make checks payable to, and mail to:


Illinois Valley Flying Club, Inc.

4241 Ed Urban Drive

Peru, IL  61354

 (815) 223-8441


Payment may also be directed to the Club Treasurer. No Credit Cards Accepted. You may also youíre your Paypal account to pay for flights.   illinoisvalleyflyingclub@yahoo.com

18.           If, in the event an accident, incident, or any such damage to an aircraft owned by the Illinois Valley Flying Club, Inc., has been attributed to a member while as a student member, equity member, or charter member, and acting as Pilot in Command of said aircraft in which the accident, incident, or damage has been inflicted, and it has been determined to be the result of Pilot error, he/she will agree to pay or reimburse the Illinois Valley Flying Club, Inc., any deductible amount listed on the existing insurance carried by the Illinois Valley Flying Club, Inc.

19.           Anyone wanting to run for office must place his name in nomination by January 15 to be eligible to run for an office at the annual meeting.

20.           Members who are in arrears will be assessed 10% per month.

21.           Each member is to sell the required number of raffle tickets and breakfast tickets for the Fly-in breakfast and to return any tickets not sold prior to the breakfast. Any tickets not sold or returned prior to the breakfast must be paid for by the member. 

22.           Each member is to work at the Fly-in breakfast a minimum of 5 hours.  Working less than 5 hours will be at the discretion of the Vice-president.  A fine of $200 shall be assessed for not working. To avoid the fine, you may have a substitute work your hours.

23.           Cars are not to be parked in hangers.

24.           Dues for all members are $360.00 per year, payable by the annual dinner meeting

25.           Currency requirements as required by our Insurance and the Board of Directors:

Cessna 172 Archer or other simple tricycle gear aircraft
InitialA checkout in each make and model of aircraft by a club instructor
RecurrentIn addition to the FAA requirements, insurance requires that if you havenít flown in the previous 120 days, you must fly with a Club instructor prior to acting as pilot-in-command
Piper Arrow
Initial100 hours TT, 25 hours retract time, and 10 hours make and model, a checkout sign off by a club instructor is all that is necessary
Initial w/o experienceIf you do not meet the above requirements, 10 hours of dual and a sign off by a club instructor is necessary
RecurrentIf you have not flown a complex aircraft within the previous 90 days, you must get a sign off from a club instructor prior to flying the Arrow




4241 Ed Urban Drive    

PERU, IL.   61354

(815) 223-8441



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