Foothill Flying Club was established in September 2008 after the old flight school (of 25 years) came upon hard times. It is the brain child of Tony Settember and Kent Pramhus who tried to take the major complaints of the flight school business, in general, to task. Since we have all been student pilots at one time or another, Kent and Tony pooled their knowledge and founded Foothill Flying Club in the spirit of “doing it right”. They partnered with Curtis Cable and Foothill Aircraft Sales, and…with the generous help of Bob Cable, Foothill Flying Club came to be.
Some of the ideas they introduced are; Easy access 24/7 pilots lounge with electronic learning center and library; 24/7 automated aircraft dispatch and scheduling; On-line payment center; No fuel surcharges; No daily rental minimums for most airplanes; Low aircraft insurance deductibles; Aircraft that are maintained to the highest standards by an FAA Certified Repair Station; Introduce pilots to a variety of flying, including the “tail-dragger” experience, Light Sport Aircraft, Multi-engine and high performance aircraft, Warbird and technically advanced airplanes, Old Time Flying with no electronics and hand-propping; Advanced Mountain Flying Training. Regular social gatherings, safety meetings, and fly-outs.