Air-Spacers Flying Club; it’s a great place to fly. Thank you for inquiring about membership in Air-Spacers, Santa Monica’s oldest flying club. Air-Spacers began in 1958 and our membership totals 65 men & women who enjoy flying. Air-Spacers is an equity ownership club; an aviation timeshare, if you will. Each member buys an equity share in the club; members own the club and the club owns the aircraft. The equity payment is due upon acceptance of membership. When a member exits the club, his equity is returned to him upon the sale of the membership to a new, incoming member. Equity value typically remains flat or increases over time as upgrades are performed and planes are upgraded (A member may chose to sell for any price when exiting, as they choose.)

Club Facts

  • Since 1958
  • 65 Members
  • Fleet of 4 Cessna and 1 Diamond Star

Current rates – as of Nov 2019

  • C172 N73262 – $98/hr wet (Hobbs)
  • C172 N53440 – $116/hr wet (Hobbs)
  • C182 N7306Q – $144/hr wet (Tach)
  • DA40 N298P – $144/hr wet (Tach)
  • C210 N668DB – $209/hr wet (Tach)
  • Dues = $144/month
  • Fully Insured
  • Meticulous Maintenance
  • Monthly membership is meetings: 2nd Wednesday of every Month

Air-Spacers has a fleet of 4 Cessna aircraft: 2-C172s, a C182 a C210 and a Diamond Star DA40. The club is meticulous about maintenance; ours are among the best maintained aircraft at SMO. This puts them among the safest. Full aircraft information is available at

No minimums or overnight fees; Perhaps the most attractive reason to join is that our members enjoy unrestricted access to our planes (subject to our Operation Rules), without any overnight minimums, overnight fees, or charges associated with long cross-countries or weekend trips.

Each aircraft is fully insured; members do not need to provide additional insurance but may do so at their option.

Advance your training here: It has been and continues to be the intent of the club that a member who wants to advance his flying, obtain additional ratings and/or endorsements, or fly more regularly, can do so inexpensively and progress through each type of aircraft, gain an IFR rating, or even complete a commercial pilot’s ticket. The club has a list of several CFI and CFIIs to meet your educational needs. A flying club is a very economical way to complete and continue flight training.

Club membership is the most economical way to fly. Compare our rates with an FBO (Fixed Base Operator) or rental facility. Fly three hours a month and you cover your costs. Fly more often and save even more.

Dues are $144/month. Total monthly member obligation is $144/month, plus any flying charges.

Aircraft reservations: Air-Spacers uses Schedule Master, a computerized scheduling service by Time-Sync, Inc. Members log in and reserve whatever dates, times, and planes they’d like. As about only 50% of the membership is flying at any one time and with a little planning for busy times, plane are readily available.

To apply for membership, download an application form and submit your completed application with all supporting documents via email: Link to downloading the application: download an application form. an application fee of $175.00, must be submitted along with the application.

When and where are the meetings held?
General Membership meetings are held at 7:15pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. If you’d like to join, please contact our membership chair and RSVP to

Come join us. You won’t be alone; meet new friends and enjoy talking about planes and flying. And if you haven’t already been there, check out our website @

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