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About Us

The Cape Fear Flying Club was founded in September 2013 and is based at Modern Aviation FBO at Wilmington International Airport (ILM).  Modern Aviation is a full-service, state of the art FBO with over 10 acres of ramp space.

 

The club currently has 4 aircraft and just over 40 members. Two of our aircraft are hangared and two are tied down on the ramp at Modern Aviation. 

Our Mission

The mission of the Cape Fear Flying Club is to provide a venue for members to actively participate and share their collective passion for aviation and flight by:

  • Providing members with safe, modern, technically advanced, and well maintained aircraft to fly

  • Providing opportunities to advance members' knowledge, safety and piloting skills

  • Providing the camaraderie and sharing of experience with fellow members

  • Encouraging club members to participate actively to ensure the long term strength of the club

  • Encouraging club membership interaction with the general aviation community

In The News
Flying for Fun: Are You Ready to Take Off?
 

Climb into a plane and fly off for a weekend visit with family and friends. Soar above your hometown, seeing streets and landmarks in entirely new ways. Or simply enjoy the serenity and silence of your own high-altitude "Zen".

 

Flying for a Career
 

Many aspiring pilots have dreams of taking their passion for aviation and making it into a career. The good news is that the outlook has never been better for hopeful commercial pilots. In 2018, Boeing projected a demand for 790,000 pilots over the next 20 years.

 

Testimonials

Member Comments

“The club aircraft are so well taken care of - with 50-hour oil changes, 100-hour inspections and always going above and beyond what is required and called for.  Not only makes the aircraft more reliable but also provides a feeling of safety and security ”

— Kelli C.

 

"These aircraft are very fun to fly! The center control stick is very responsive and there is great visibility with the bubble canopy. And air conditioning is sure nice on those hot, muggy summer days!"

  Rich W.

"I have flown many aircraft over the last 20 years, and I can honestly say that I truly enjoy the Diamond aircraft offered by the Cape Fear Flying Club!  They are some of the most well maintained and capable aircraft that you'll find in the Wilmington area!"

  Mark P.

 

“I joined Cape Fear Flying Club as a student pilot and have loved every second of it. It's been incredible to be surrounded by aviation enthusiasts, not to mention we get to fly in some of the best aircraft you'll find! Each member treats the Diamonds like his or her own, and they are always well maintained.”

— T.J. M.

 

“Garmin G1000 and GFC700 Autopilot - need you say more?”

— Jon G.

 

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Location

Our club aircraft are located at the Modern Aviation FBO at Wilmington International Airport

1817 Aviation Drive  |  Wilmington, NC 28405

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