April 6th 2015
Monthly Board Meeting
Air Fair (Ennis)
In the news
Third Class Medical Update: The U.S. Department of Transportation planned to complete its review of proposed third class medical reforms recently which will allow the FAA’s draft rule to move to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for yet another round of mandatory reviews. The proposed rule is finally scheduled to leave the DOT nearly seven months after the department received it for a mandatory review that was to take no more than 90 days. Once released the rule will move to the OMB which will have another 90 days to review and comment. Once that review is complete, the FAA will publish the notice of proposed rulemaking for public review. Many have been pressing to move this forward after being underway for three frustrating years with no action after many reviews.
Tip of the month
Harold Dramstad, one of our club CFI's, was recently hired at the MDT Aeronautics Division as the Bureau Chief of the Safety and Education Bureau. Be sure to congratulate him next time you see him.
Welcome to the Sleeping Giant Flying club
The Sleeping Giant Flying Club (SGFC) is a non-profit flying club based at the Helena Regional Airport in beautiful Helena, Montana. The club's emphasis is on safety and continuing education. Membership is open to the public. In conjunction with Vetter Aviation, the club provides the best-maintained rental aircraft and highest quality flight training available in the area. Whether your goal is to become a Private Pilot (PP) or work your way all the way to Airline Transport Pilot (ATP), we can take you where you want to be.
Learn to fly:
If you've ever been curious about what it's like to pilot an aircraft, the first step is to take an introductory flight. Fly with a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) in one of our Cessna aircraft, try a few basic maneuvers, and see the Capital city from more than 3,000 feet above the ground. More....>
Already a Pilot?
Join the SGFC & get checked out in one of our planes by a club CFI today.
Depending on the ratings and endorsements you have, you'll have access to up to five club planes. Some planes may require additional instruction to comply with the club's insurance requirements. See the club's PIC Insurance Requirements for further details.
We are located at 3080 Airport Road Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 443.0066