The Grasshopper Flying Club, incorporated in 1971, is located at the Hudson Valley Regional Airport (KPOU) in Wappingers Falls, New York.

The club consists of a group of friendly people who enjoy flying and being associated with other people who have a similar interest. We believe it is important to continually acquire the knowledge, develop the skills, and reaffirm the attitudes required to maintain safe flying proficiency. We feel this is absolutely necessary to ensure the safety of our members, passengers and to protect the equipment we jointly own. We strive to keep the cost of flying as low as possible while still maintaining safe equipment and the. financial health of the Club on a long-term basis.

In order to keep membership investments low, we have elected to purchase older, well maintained aircraft. The Club's membership includes pilots, students and flight instructors. The Club provides an excellent opportunity to continue learning, enjoy flying and to experience the benefits and responsibilities of aircraft ownership in an enjoyable social atmosphere.

Here's a list of all those who keep the Club running smoothly:

Officers

PresidentBill Greenagewgreenage@optonline.net
Vice PresidentMark Dunnmark@mdunncfi.com
SecretaryMark Nelsonmarkan@us.ibm.com
TreasurerKevin Kelleywkkelley@optonline.net
MaintenanceRon Cookronwcook@gmail.com
AvionicsJeff Bulsonjbulson@optonline.net

Crewchiefs

C172 N4360RBill Greenagewgreenage@optonline.net
C172 N4538ESean Murphysmurphy845@gmail.com
C172 N1713VPhil Bahorbahor@aol.com

Club Affiliated Instructors

Rick Dennis, CFIIaviator7ac@optonline.net
Mark Dunn, CFIImark@mdunncfi.com
Scott Jordan, CFIIn733jj@gmail.com
Vincent Pangia, CFIIvince@pangiacpa.com
Eric Reitberger, CFIIwa21sv@earhtlink.net

Operating Procedures and By-Laws

GFC Operating Procedures V1.4

GFC By-Laws May 2018

Scheduling

A primary advantage of membership in the Grasshopper Flying Club is easy and flexible aircraft scheduling:

  • We use ScheduleMaster for fast scheduling online, mobile or by telephone.
  • No minimums.
  • Up to three current reservations.
  • Reservations up to 14 days without approval.

Aircraft and Rates

Membership dues are $60/month.

Rates are for tach time with fuel included:

AircraftHourly Rate as of Sept 1, 2019*
N1713V - 1974 Cessna 172$110.00
N4360R - 1974 Cessna 172$112.00
N4538E - 1978 Cessna 172 - 180 hp$122.00

* rates are adjusted from time to time based on average fuel prices

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N1713V - 1974 Cessna 172

  • 150 hp Lycoming O-320
  • IFR equipped
  • Dual Nav/Com
  • GDL 82 ADS-B Out
  • GTX 327 Mode C transponder
  • 4 place intercom
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N4360R - 1974 Cessna 172

  • 150 hp Lycoming O-320
  • IFR equipped
  • Garmin GTN 650 GPS/NAV/COMM/MFD  WAAS, Traffic, Weather
  • Garmin G5 Electronic Attitude Indicator
  • Garmin G5 Electronic HSI
  • Dual Nav/Com
  • GTX 345 Transponder with ADS-B In/Out
  • 4 place intercom
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N4538E - 1978 Cessna 172 - 180 hp

  • 180 hp Lycoming 0-360
  • IFR equipped
  • Garmin GTN 650 GPS/NAV/COMM/MFD  WAAS, Traffic, Weather
  • Garmin G5 Electronic Attitude Indicator
  • Garmin G5 Electronic HSI
  • Dual Nav/Comm
  • GTX 345 Transponder with ADS-B In/Out
  • 4 place intercom

Club Meetings

KPOU-Meeting-Map

The Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm in the "Yellow House" adjacent to AAG (see map). Please feel free to join us!

Use AAG's address for GPS:

Associated Aircraft Group
32 Griffith Way
Wappinger Falls, NY 12590

Gate #10 (see map) requires a pass. Arrive a few minutes early and wait for a member to let you in.

Directions to Hudson Valley Regional Airport - KPOU

KPOU-Juliet-Tiedowns

Use the FlightLevel Dutchess FBO address for GPS directions:

Flight Level Dutchess
263 New Hackensack Rd
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

The Club's aircraft are located in the Juliet tiedown area on the NW side of the field at Gate #7 (see map). A pass is needed to enter.