CRAFT MEMBERSHIP / Licensure
Join our flight community
Membership to CRAFT is required of all students and renters not part of an accelerated program, LCAA or CSU. The $50 monthly fee allows us to offer you the nicer newer fleet that you love and helps us to cover admin costs. The membership subscription can be canceled at any time. All collected fees are nonrefundable. Membership gives the student or renter 25% off of all Redbird time. The more you use it, the better the deal! We offer a discounted monthly membership of just $40/month for active duty, retired, and honorably discharged military, and first responders.
See this page for all military discounts.
Licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 1122 Lady Street, Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29201; 803.737.2260. Licensure indicates only that minimum standards have been met. Licensure is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality and is not equal to or synonymous with accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Flying Solo or PIC?
All members who fly solo or PIC in a CRAFT airplane are required to sign the CRAFT General Rental Agreement and to obtain and show proof of coverage for non-owners rental insurance with hull coverage of at least $1000. However, if an in-motion incident occurs, our deductible is $5,000 for Diamonds, so we highly recommend carrying $5000 of aircraft damage liability to avoid paying out of pocket for the difference. For student pilots, this coverage is not required until the first solo. We recommend AVEMCO for annual insurance and Starr Gate for monthly insurance.
Scheduling Flight Time
CRAFT uses Flight Schedule Pro to schedule aircraft and instructors for lessons. New members will be given instructions on how to log in and add required information, as well as how to schedule training.
Members will need to complete a Membership Package before their first flight, which includes Membership Application or Pilot Record, Credit Card Authorization, Liability Waiver, Policies, and Procedures.
Benefits of MEMBERSHIP
Being a member of CRAFT has many benefits. CRAFT is a community and it’s important to us that you get value from your membership. You’re not only getting access to modern Diamond aircraft and Redbird simulators which you can use to maintain proficiency, we organize other free events like Boeing tours, Weather Center tours, Air Traffic Control Tower tours and seminars.
Refer a friend and get $100 flight credit when they sign up for CRAFT membership and start their flight training!