The ODFA have two aircraft available for rent, a Cessna 150 and a Cherokee PA-28 180. Our rental rates are competitively priced to make it more affordable if you are building hours towards another license rating. Being outside the more conjested airspace of Calgary you can be more quickly in the air paying for air-time rather than sitting on the ground. Club members can book the aircraft on the A/C Booking & Flight Plan page.
To rent an aircraft you must be a member of the club, with dues paid up, current on aircraft type and in good standing. A checkout ride is also required before renting. Information to join the club and the required documentation are on the Join the Club web page. The rental rates for the club aircraft are adjusted from time to time to keep pace with changing fuel prices. The rental rates below are effective as of March 2014:
|Aircraft||Wet Rental ($/hr)||Dry Rental ($/hr)|
|Cherokee PA-28 180||155||100|
The aircraft specifications provided below show the general performance of the aircraft. These numbers should not be relied on and during your flight planning you should use the flight manual and reference the performance curves at the proper temperature and pressure to determine the flight characteristics of the aircraft.
|Aircraft Specifications||Cessna 150||Cherokee PA-28 180|
|Gross Weight (lb)||1,600||2,400|
|Empty Weight (lb)||1,047||1,431|
|Approximate Useful Load (lb)||553||969|
|Fuel Burn 75% Power at 7,000 ft (galUS/hr)||5.6||10|
|Cruising Speed 75% Power at 7,000 ft (mph)||120||143|
|Range 75% Power at 7,000 ft (mi)||480||725|
|Rate of Climb at Sea Level (ft/min)||670||750|
|Rated HP at 2,750 rpm||100||180|
We often get questions about flight training. The ODFA does not provide flight training. The aircraft listed above are available to members as rental aircraft, however, there are a number of flight schools in the area listed in the links below. These links are provided for your convenience to provide you with further information. They do not signify that ODFA endorses or recommends them as they are not affiliated with ODFA. The list is in order of closest to furthest from CEA3 to an approximate 100 km radius. If you have a flight school within approximately 100 km and want it listed on our website please let us know through the Contact page.
Olds-Didsbury Flying Association Box 3766 Olds, AB CANADA T4H 1P5