T&G Flying Club (KBKL)KBKL
3 reviews

Professional or pleasure, we have your flight plan.
T&G Flying Club is Northeast Ohio's longest running, and largest flying club. We have trained nearly 10,000 pilots since beginning operations in 1976.

An Unparalleled Fleet of Aircraft
Our large fleet of 26 aircraft includes everything from two seat trainers to turbo props. We can take you all the way from your first lesson to becoming an airline pilot! With such an extensive fleet to choose from, renting a plane is never a problem at T&G. Members enjoy 24-hour access to aircraft through our flight scheduling software. Plus, T&G has a team of highly trained maintenance professionals that monitor all of our aircraft to ensure their safe and airworthy condition.

Experienced Instructors & Exciting Classes
Our flight instructors are held to the same standards as major airline pilots and are committed to providing you with quality service. T&G will pair you with an instructor that fits your needs and your schedule. We offer private and instrument ground schools on a regular basis. These structured classes bring down the cost of training and give you the benefits of learning from others in your class.

Plus A Lot More...
- T&G hosts social events such as our famous annual clambake.
- T&G offers a convenient full-service pilot shop at both locations (CGF and BKL) with pilot supplies and charts.
- T&G distributes a monthly newsletter to keep members aware of club benefits, changes, and activities.
- T&G encourages members to share expenses for cross country trips.

• Free WiFi
• Courtesy transportation available if you call ahead
• Snacks available
• Rental headsets

Winter Operation: Preheating available.

Aircraft rental sales tax: 8%

CFI Rate: $67.00/hr
CFI Ground Rate: $56.00/hr


Operator Procedures

Fueling Aircraft

Call Landmark Aviation at (216) 861-2030 Charge fuel directly to T&G

Access to Aircraft

Enter the door code, grab the aircraft bag, go fly

Returning the Aircraft

Record flight time, leave plane in a designated T&G tie down spot or the hangar they got it from, enter the office door code, put aircraft bag back

Getting Reimbursed if You Buy Fuel Elsewhere

Reimbursed up to $6/gallon. Save receipt, turn it in to our receptionist for reimbursement.

Mechanical Problems at Another Airport

Must call T&G management for resolution (case by case basis)

Securing Aircraft

Default is to put the plane back where it came from unless that spot is taken or the client has been asked by management to put aircraft in an alternate location

What fuel load to expect and how to change it

Expect between ¼ to full tanks (call ahead to check).

Local Airspace Considerations

Best Way to Get Flight Following

Call Cleveland Approach - 125.35

Typical TFR considerations

Downtown Cleveland sports stadiums, Avoid flying within 3 miles of Perry Nuclear Power Plant (30 miles NE of Cleveland on the lake shore)

Local Airfield Operations

taxiway/runway incursion hotspots

Departure end of 24L – Taxiway Golf is confusing. It is a parallel taxiway. Caution not to enter 24L at departure end on what is labeled Golf. Do not cross either runway without permission (if landing on 24R, ensure you don’t cross 24L on your way to the tie down without permission)

taxiing to the runways

Call ground control (nothing out of the ordinary)

run up area

Run up area at Northeast end of Taxiway Golf. Run up should be on the ramp at approach end of runway 6 (don’t block the taxiway).

traffic pattern altitude

1600 ft

special cautions for flying the pattern

Do not fly over Browns stadium. No touch and go’s during football and baseball games (they have open stadiums). Stay over the lake and don’t fly into downtown.

preferred pattern entries

As assigned by tower

Where to tell tower you are taxiing to after landing

“T&G Tie down” – The tie downs outside our Burke office

runways slope


Local Flight Planning Tips

Air carrier arrival paths to be avoided

Chardon (CXR) VOR above 3,500 ft

Unique weather challenges/microclimates

Lake effect (snow in winter at CGF, fog in spring/fall at BKL)

Best airport to visit in the areas

Port Clinton (KPCW)– good restaurant and small museum at “Tin Goose Museum/Diner” Carroll County (KTSO) – good pie at “Carroll County Airport Restaurant” The Lake Erie Islands – Put-in-Bay (3W2), Kelley’s Island (89D) Burke Lakefront (KBKL) – Has a great view of downtown, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Science Center, and Browns Stadium

Best sights to see nearby from the air

Niagara Falls, Downtown Cleveland, Lake Erie Islands, Cedar Point amusement park

Optical illusions

Don’t get disoriented over the lake

nearby stadiums

Cleveland Browns, Indians, Cavaliers

Nearby sports team schedules

Browns – August to December (regular season) Indians – April to October (regular season) Cavaliers – They’re indoor ATIS broadcast at BKL will alert you: 125.25

Traffic flows around local sites/terrain features

Niagara falls – check with Niagara tower

Feb. 14, 2015, 5:14 p.m.

T&G Flying Club (KBKL) is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews.
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Operator Info

1501 N. Marginal Road, Suite 184
Cleveland, OH 44114

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