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Learn to fly at the Santa Cruz Flying Club Watsonville, California 831-722-4580

Information About the Santa Cruz Flying Club

Santa Cruz Flying Club BBQThe Santa Cruz Flying Club (SCFC) is located at the Watsonville Airport. We were formed by a group of flight instructors, aircraft owners, student and renter pilots at the Watsonville Airport in 1982.

Operating Hours

  • Office: There are no set office hours (in fact, there is no “office” at all), arrange meeting times with your instructor.
  • Flying: aircraft available 24/7 via online scheduling (NOTE: currently the club does not have any aircraft available to its members)

The club is “virtual” since COVID and utilities an online system called FlightCircle to manage membership & access to instructor club members. To get further information, call 831-722-4580. If no one answers, leave us a message and we will return your phone call. A copy of the Santa Cruz Flying Club corporate bylaws are available here (PDF).

Membership Benefits

The benefits to joining the club are numerous… are you a student pilot? You will have at your fingertips many talented instructors, well maintained aircraft, access to our library of books and videos, plus the chance to get to know other students who are working on the same rating you are.

Are you already certified pilot or working on an advanced rating? You’ll get all of the benefits listed above, plus 24 hour a day access to the aircraft via computer scheduling. Membership dues are $15.00/month.

Driving Directions

From the Bay Area:
Take Highway 17 South. At Santa Cruz, take 1 South. Exit at Airport Blvd. Two left turns will take you back over the freeway. The first left turn that does not go back onto the freeway is Aviation Way. If you miss that, the *next* left is also Aviation Way (it’s a half circle).

From Salinas, Monterey, or downtown Watsonville:
Take Highway 1 North. Exit at Airport Blvd. A right turn followed by a left turn will put you on Airport Blvd. Take the first (or second) left on Aviation Way (see above for further directions).


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Santa Cruz Flying Club, Watsonville, CA 95076 · Phone: 831-722-4580 · Email SCFC