Once you're a member of PPI you can rent out our airplanes. Purdue Aviation, LLC manages our aircraft, and they do a great job! The link below will send you to their online scheduling system. If you haven't used it before, follow the link that says "New Users: Request Login ID". If you're just starting training, your instructor will be able to set you up with a username and password.
As we all know, flying isn't all slipping the surly bonds of Earth and dancing the skies on laughter-silvered wings. Making flying fun and affordable requires a little bit of bureaucracy, but luckily this website is your one-stop shop for reimbursements, requests, and references. Except it's not really a shop, because everything is free (the forms, that is). But you get the idea...right?
If you are unsure of the process for filing a reimbursement or a rebate, or you don't know how to request approval for an overnight cross-country, read on!
According to PPI Regulations, all flights over 24-hours must receive prior approval from at least 3 members of the executive board. To request permission, follow the steps below.
Chances are if you go on a long cross country flight, you'll need to buy fuel for the airplane. However, since you're paying a wet rate for the aircraft, you would be double paying for fuel. We will reimburse you for the fuel you buy, but at Purdue Aviation's rates. For example, if you buy 20 gallons of fuel at $5.00 per gallon and Purdue Aviation is selling fuel at $5.50 per gallon, we will give you $110 ($5.50 * 20). However, if Purdue Aviation is selling fuel for $4.50 per gallon, we will give you $90 ($4.50 * 20). Purdue Aviation's prices are usually very average so you will, on average, not lose any money on gas. To get reimbursed, follow these steps:
If you are a new member who has joined PPI after taking a dream flight in a PPI plane, you're eligible for a $20 rebate! Sure, $20 might not sound like much but at the current market rate that's enough to buy over half a gram of gold (as of September, 2018). Or almost half of a flight instructor (we'll let you decide what's more useful). Here's how to claim your future investment money:
Many of our members work on their IFR training in our airplanes. As part of that training (or even practice when you're already certified), you can fly with a "safety pilot"; he or she will keep their eyes outside while you practice your IFR skills under the hood. Since this can be a tricky situation when it comes to logging time and paying the bill, we've put together a guide for you!