Alameda Flying Club is a communal non-profit flying club in the San Francisco Bay Area that has been in continuous operation at Hayward Executive Airport since 1946. We pride ourselves on love for aviation, sense of community, and commitment to learning.

N73015 in flight in Northern California.


We all live to fly. Our club owns a 1976 Cessna 172M that is great no matter your mission: learning to fly, local sightseeing flights, or long-distance adventures. It is equipped for IFR with dual VORs and DME, so you can shoot an instrument approach at KHWD when Karl rolls in. Scheduling is easy, and our rates are very affordable.

Members of Alameda Flying Club wash N73015.


Our club's success is due to the continuous volunteer support of our members, so community is very important to us. We host monthly meetings, wash days, and barbecues to build a sense of club camaraderie.

WF performs regular maintenance on the airframe.


As a club member, you will learn the ins and outs of owning an airplane, but with the support of experienced peers. To keep costs down, we perform maintenace ourselves supervised by our knowledgeable in-house A&P mechanic.

Our mechanic also maintains a variety of other airplanes through his maintenance shop AFC Works.


Listen to what some of our current members have to say...

AFC is the best value for your dollar in the SF Bay Area. The airplane is hangared, well maintained, and available often. The members are friendly and the monthly meetings are a great resource to expand your aviation education. - Mike Bravo
AFC has allowed me to continue enjoying my passion of flying while affording to raise my children in northern California. - Whiskey Foxtrot
I have enjoyed the association with several fellow members over the years who are general aviation enthusiasts. The easy availability of the plane, convenient East Bay location at Hayward, and the very competitive cost makes this an ideal club for me. - Sierra Juliet
I learned so much by working closely with our mechanic. It's also comforting to know that he flies the plane too! - Sierra Hotel
Being part of a smaller club gives me the opportunity to learn about the owner and operator responsibilities. It's always fun hanging out in the hangar with people that share your passion! - Bravo Hotel

Join the club

We are always looking for new members that share our passion for aviation.

Who can join

Anyone can join the club! We welcome both certificated pilots and aspiring students who want to learn to fly. Our club has two instructors that are available for training and checkouts. You may also bring your own non-member CFI (pending a checkout).

Membership Costs

They are very affordable, we promise. Reach out to us and we would be happy to disclose the specifics!

Next steps

If you are interested in joining the club, we would love to talk to you. Please reach out to if you are interested!