Information About the Santa Cruz Flying Club
The Santa Cruz Flying Club (SCFC) is located at the Watsonville Airport, at 50 Aviation Way, Suite 4, next to the HERTZ rent-a-car office. We were formed by a group of flight instructors, aircraft owners, student and renter pilots at the Watsonville Airport in 1982.
In the office is our flight simulator, a lending library of aviation books, videos, magazines and charts, and comfy facilities for planning a flight. Upstairs is a written test center.
- Office: There are no set office hours, arrange meeting times with your instructor.
- Flying: aircraft available 24/7 via online scheduling
The office is generally not staffed except by arrangement with your flight instructor. To get further information, call our office at 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).
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.
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). We’re next door to the HERTZ rent-a-car office. Look for a hanging sign in the grass in front of the office.
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).