Rochester Flying Club

Safe and affordable flying in Rochester, NY

Contact Al Benjamin, VP, membership

(585) 461-5149 (10 am - midnight, 7 days)
it's my home phone, so if no answer, please call again
Located in a T- hangar at KROC

Why choose RFC over a flight school?


Time charged by the tach-hour
1 tach-hour = 1 hour @ 2400 RPM (1ΒΌ hour at 1925 RPM, etc.) taxi, climb, and descent are performed at lower (cheaper) RPM
Liberal trip policy (no daily minimum)
Very nicely equipped, attractive airplane(s) - Garmin 530W GPS, ADS-B, IFR certified, dual nav/com, stormscope, S-Tec autopilot, Aspen glass attitude & heading
Transport Canada registration included
Monthly membership fee includes liability and medical insurance
Initiation fee (waived if first year dues paid in advance)
Students and pilots welcome

Flight school

It's a business, so charges are taxable
Typically charged by a Hobbs meter
1 Hobbs hour = 1 hour any time the master switch is "on", even at 0 RPM before engine start, including pre-taxi radio calls
It's a business - probably a significant daily minimum for trips
Typical training airplane(s) (probably not as pretty or extensively equipped), maybe IFR, probably no stormscope,

Probably not permitted to fly to Canada
No monthly fee, but renter's insurance costs about the same
No initiation fee
Students and pilots welcome