Welcome to Clear Skies Flying Club!
We’re a not-for-profit Light Sport Airplane flying club with a new Flight Design CTLS hangared at Ankeny, Iowa (airport code KIKV, just north of Des Moines.) The purpose of our club is to give our members a convenient way to fly airplanes for personal non-commercial and instructional use, at economical rates.
Our CTLS is a Special Light Sport Airplane, so Sport Pilots can fly it without an FAA medical certificate. But Private Pilots can also fly it just like a “regular” certificated airplane—it has lights for night flying, and you can even use it to practice VFR instrument approaches! Our members include Student Pilots, Sport Pilots, Private Pilots, and Flight Instructors (ages 20-something to 70-something, so you’ll fit right in.)
The new Sport Pilot certificate is perfect for older pilots who worry about passing that next FAA medical exam—if your health and vision is good enough for a drivers license, you may continue to fly Light Sport Airplanes as a Sport Pilot, without a medical.
You can train to become a Sport Pilot in half the time and expense of the traditional Private Pilot certificate. It’s a quicker, more affordable way for you to become a pilot!
So come join us—by sharing expenses as a flying club, we can also share the fun, challenge, and adventure of flight!