Estabished in 1993, Green Castle Aero Club, Ltd (GCAC) is a corporation dedicated to the advancement of private aviation through flight training, safety seminars and community participation. All members are shareholders in the corporation which is administered by a Board of Directors. The GCAC offers:
- A membership-operated private facility for flight training, aircraft rental and maintenance.
- A friendly and family-oriented environment for the safe and economical flying of certified aircraft.
- The opportunity to experience the pleasure of flying at a friendly and simple rural airport.
- A facility where all types of aviation enthusiasts from r/c modelers to warbird owners can feel welcome to really fly, or merely to “hangar fly”.
A life-time membership of $150 and inexpensive monthly dues (waived for those with hangared aircraft) provide the benefits enjoyed by more than 100 members. The GCAC is administered by an elected Board of Directors which encourages members to take an active role in their meetings. The Chief Pilot is a CFII with more then 20,000 hours of flight time and 30 years of flight training experience. If you always wanted to fly for no reason except for fun, or merely wanted the social camaraderie of aviators, the Green Castle Aero Club, Ltd is for you. For more details call the airport at 319 – 545 – 2101 or GCAC President Rick Treiber at 319 – 626 – 7014.
In an effort to educate people about the history of the airport known as Green Castle and to tell the story of how Green Castle Aero club was established, the following two stories are offered for your reading. Perhaps after reading about our history, someone, somewhere else will be inspired to begin their own flying club!