About Our Club
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.
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 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 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.
> Jerry Harrington
Jerry 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 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