Welcome to Kirtland Flight Center
KAFB Aero Club
Kirtland Flight Center is an official United States Air Force Aero club, sited on Kirtland Airforce Base.
On this site you will find information about the Club, information about Club aircraft, and links that are useful to students and seasoned pilots alike. Please let us know if you think of some useful information to include here!
The T-41 and most of the Arrow checklists are available here.
Contact the webmaster if you have key information or references that others might also benefit from!
Aero Club Membership
The Club is always looking for new members! Whether you are a seasoned flying veteran, a flyer looking to upgrade your skills, or a greenhorn looking to earn your wings, contact us to get started.
You must be one of the following (and have Kirtland AFB access) in order to join the Club:
- Active or retired military
- DOD or DOE Contractor
- Civil Air Patrol Volunteer
Monthly dues for membership are $15.
Mandatory Monthly Flying Safety Meeting
Attendance at our monthly safety meetings is also mandatory for club members. However, far from being onerous requirements, these monthly meetings are great way to learn and network with fellow flyers, and usually there is a fabulous door prize awarded to a lucky attendee!
The Flying Safety Meeting is usually held on the first Wednesday of each month. The instructor’s meeting begins at 1800 (6:00 pm) and the general membership meeting begins at 1830 (6:30 pm) in the main auditorium of the Air Force Research Laboratory Conference Center. See the map for details on how to get to the AFRL Conference Center.
Attendance at the meeting is a requirement to maintain flight currency. If you are unable to attend a meeting, you must view the video tape of the meeting in the Kirtland Flight Center Office before you can again fly solo. This can be done at your convenience at any time the office is open. If you have and questions about the meeting or other dates posted, contact our Flight Center Manager, Joanna Erni, or Chief Instructor, Jon Daffer.
The nuts and bolts of Club operation, in no particular order, are:
- Chief Flight Instructor: Jon Daffer
- Club Manager: Joanna Erni
- Administrative Assistant: (position vacant)
- Chief Mechanic: Michael Douglas
- Operations Officer: Fred Harsany
- Safety Officer: Al Diehl
- Maintenance Officer: (position vacant)
- Web Site Maintenance: Roger Leuthner
Kirtland Flight Center 3400 Clark Avenue Bldg. 333 Kirtland AFB, NM 87117 Phone: (505) 846-1072 (DSN) 246-1072 Fax: (505) 853-5503 (DSN) 243-5503 Email Webmaster
Refer to here for a map to the Club the safety meeting venue (AFRL Research Lab Conference Center).