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Pacific Coast Flyers - About Us

About the Club

Pacific Coast Flyers is a flying club in every sense. We are a cooperative of pilots that share a love of flying, united in supporting an organization that is transparent and responsive to its members.

At Pacific Coast Flyers, we offer well equipped and well maintained aircraft at the most affordable prices possible. Maintenance is taken seriously and, as a result, the aircraft are highly available and of high quality.

Once a member of PCF you can train in club aircraft. We have excellent instructors in the club with ratings available to instruct you to any level of certificate you desire. Just book an aircraft, call the instructor of your choice to join you and off you go. None of the flight school requirements and restrictions.... Just get yourself an airplane, find an instructor and GO!!! If your favorite instructor isn't in the club then have them join and go on a quick instructor checkout... no problem!

With a model based on keeping airplanes online and flying instead of fleet or membership growth we concentrate on the things that are important to our members. Our policies and guidelines encourage flying by the members and maintaining environment instead of promoting membership drives, or fleet growth. We give our fleet (and members) the attention and TLC that other FBO's don't.

Pacific Coast Flyers - About PCF

Club History

Pacific Coast Flyers was founded in 1999 at McClellan-Palomar airport.  PCF has evolved along with the airport, adapting to the changes in General Aviation and GA pilot needs.  Over the years, PCF has established a balanced fleet meeting the needs of many, and has achieved a reputation of high standards in its fleet of well maintained aircraft and available training options offered.  Existing aircraft are continually being upgraded to the latest avionics and equipment available.

Our Mission

At Pacific Coast Flyers it is our mission to provide the best member experience available in San Diego County by providing great aircraft at affordable rates and facilitation of quality flying experiences for all of our members. To strive for a well balanced, diverse fleet of aircraft to server the interests and needs of our membership, as well as promote safety and responsible aviation practices.

Future Vision

To provide the best member experience available in San Diego County by providing great aircraft at affordable rates and facilitation of quality flying experiences for all of our members. To strive for a well balanced, diverse fleet of aircraft to server the interests and needs of our membership, as well as promote safety and responsible aviation practices.

PCF Board of Directors

Jeff WhiteJeff White - Jeff 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 GilroyKevin Gilroy - Kevin 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.

Gabe WisdomGabe Wisdom: - Gabriel Wisdom earned his private pilot license, instrument, commercial, and CFI ratings with PCF. Gabe offers valuable perspectives from a training pilot, and helps us keep the board goals inline with existing and student pilots in the club. He's a seasoned investment professional & radio broadcaster, who enjoys participating in General Aviation.

Vic SchneiderVic Schneider: - Vic Schneider is a professional pilot who fly's a King Air for work, but when he's not working he enjoys flying club member in the club. Vic specializes in tail dragger training and checkouts. An original member of the club, Vic has been with PCF since the very beginning and is a very valuable member of the club.

Mike RichardsonMike Richardson - Mike 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 a contract IT systems engineer for Affinity Development Group he has added valuable technical functionality to club systems.

 

PCF Officers

Carole WhiteCarole White: Accountant and Bookkeeper - Carole White is the Club Accountant and Bookkeeper. She is a long time club member, instrument pilot, and aircraft owner. Since taking over the accounting she has greatly improved the clubs financial situation and works tirelessly to keep the club in the black.

Mike RichardsonMike Richardson: IT Systems Manager - Mike 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 a contract IT systems engineer for Affinity Development Group he has added valuable technical functionality to club systems.

Dave HightowerDave Hightower: Maintenance Officer - Dave Hightower Bio.

Barry RaskinBarry Raskin: Safety Officer - Barry has been flying since he was 17 years old starting with sailplanes. He did his training and received his single engine certificate in northern New Jersey in 1990. Barry is a representative with the FAA's WINGS program and is dedicated to maintaining a strong safety culture at PCF.

Lou IlievskiLou Ilievski: Safety Officer - Lou Ilievski Bio.

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