Pacific Coast Flyers - Flying Club and Aviation Community

About Our Club

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Based out of McLellan-Palomar Airport (KCRQ) in Carlsbad, California, Pacific Coast Flyers is a non-profit flying club and has been providing rental aircraft to North County San Diego since 1999. During this time we have become the premiere aircraft rental provider in San Diego, Riverside, and Orange Counties. We provide well equipped and well maintained aircraft of the highest quality possible.

When our club founders saw the rental environment in San Diego they knew that things could be better. With nothing around but huge impersonal behemoths, and tiny poorly run clubs, it seemed that no one was really serving the pilots of San Diego County. With just a few aircraft and an idea for a better rental experience for pilots Pacific Coast Flyers was born. Through the years PCF has evolved into the premiere flying club and aviation community in San Diego County.

With our model based on keeping airplanes online and flying instead of expansion, growth, or club profits we concentrate on the things that are important to our members; a safe, clean, and highly available fleet of well equipped aircraft. Our policies and guidelines encourage flying by the members and maintaining a safe and fun environment with a sense of community. We give our members (and fleet) the attention and TLC that other clubs, schools, and FBO's don't.

Our Mission

At Pacific Coast Flyers it is our mission to provide our members with the highest quality flying experience possible. We do this by (a) providing modern and diverse fleet of well equipped and maintained aircraft at reasonable rates (b) organizing safe, fun, and educational flying experiences for all of our members and (c) promoting a sense of community among our members and with the general aviation community (d) provide a safety conscious environment and promote responsible aviation practices through continuing education, open discussion, and community outreach.

Pacific Coast Flyers Board of Directors

> Jeff White

Jeff White - Pacific Coast Flyers Board of DirectorsJeff is the Chairman of the PCF Board of Directors. He is also a CFI and club aircraft owner. Jeff works his "day job" as a software developer for a financial company. He works at night so that leaves his days free to teach both flying and music lessons in the North County area. As the board chairman, Jeff manages the day-to-day operations of The Club and you can contact him directly to discuss club issues and concerns.

> Kevin Gilroy

Kevin Gilroy - Pacific Coast Flyers Board of DirectorsKevin has been flying with PCF now for over 5 years and is an Instrument rated pilot with over 12 years flying experience. He received all his flight training right here at CRQ. He has flown as far south as El Fuerte, Mexico for medical missions and as far north to the San Juan Islands for vacations. He pays for his flying as a Sales Director for a medical company building Hybrid Operating Rooms. Kevin would like to build on and maintain a great fleet for all PCF members to enjoy.

> June Hill

June Hill - Pacific Coast Flyers Board of DirectorsJune started flying in 2001 out of Oceanside Municipal Airport. She gor her CFI and CFII in 2005, & MEI in 2006 flying at Palomar Airport in Carlbad. After working as a Flight instructor in a local flight school for 5 years, she started flying with PCF in 2010. June has a BA / Teaching Credential and currently works part time as a Hair Stylist as well. Loves to instruct any rating and loves to fly out of Oceanside Airport. Can guarantee you will get more flight hours and less taxi and hold short times!!

> Jerry Harrington

Jerry Harrington - Pacific Coast Flyers Board of DirectorsJerry has 30 years of experience as a professional aviator and has spent the past 10 years in San Diego where he fly’s and manages a Falcon 2000. After beginning his flying career instructing in northern California, he flew charter before moving on to a regional airline. Then after spending more than 5 years as a flight instructor for Japan Airlines' Ab-Initio Training Center in Napa, CA, in 1997 Jerry moved into Corporate Aviation where he’s been ever since. The past couple years he’s been back at the local airport flying single engine airplanes and instructing. Jerry also brings along with him a wealth of tailwheel and aerobatic experience.

> Mike Richardson

Mike Richardson - Pacific Coast Flyers Board of DirectorsMike has been a valuable member of the club since 2008. He started working as a club officer in early 2009 shortly after he joined the club. Working primarily as an IT systems engineer for Affinity Development Group he has added valuable technical functionality to club systems.

Pacific Coast Flyers Corps of Officers

> Jeff White

Jeff White - Pacific Coast Flyers Corps of OfficersPresident and Chief Flight Officer

> Carole White

Carole White - Pacific Coast Flyers Corps of OfficersChief Financial Officer

> June Hill

June Hill - Pacific Coast Flyers Corps of OfficersSecretary

> Barry Raskin

Barry Raskin - Pacific Coast Flyers Corps of OfficersChief Safety Officer

> Louie Ilievski

Lou Ilievski - Pacific Coast Flyers Corps of OfficersAssistant Safety Officer

> Mike Richardson

Mike Richardson - Pacific Coast Flyers Corps of OfficersMembership Officer

> John Metzger

John Metzger - Pacific Coast Flyers Corps of OfficersFleet Operations Officer - KCRQ