Promote, encourage, and facilitate recreational aviation
activities that provide educational opportunities
Support the mission, vision, goals and objectives of the
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter670
Provide a convenient means for flying at the most economical rates
Fort Worth Flying Club motto:
Keep it safe, simple, affordable and fun
Current Club Aircraft:
1971 Cessna 172L N4285Q (based at T67 Hicks Field)
1972 Cessna 150L N18558 (based at T67 Hicks Field)
1976 Cessna 150M N527A (based at T67 Hicks Field)
Current Club Officers:
President - Bryan Caudle - Bryan is a CFI and Learjet 40XR/ KingAir 200 pilot flying for Chairman Aviation based at Dallas Love Field KDAL. He previously flew a Pilatus PC12 for Boomerang Air Charter. Bryan completed the TCCD professional pilot program in 2018 and has earned 21 years of aviation experience as a KC-130 Loadmaster in the USMC before retiring in 2011.
Vice President - James Smith - James started the NRMS Model Aviation Club in 2010 and then the Richland Area Youth Model Aviation Club in 2011 winning the Academy of Model Aeronautics distinguished education outreach award the same year. James has the experience of incorporating and chartering a radio control club called the "North Texas Jet Club" based at Texas Motor Speedway formed specifically for club members operating gas turbine models. He also currently serves as Vice President of the Nate Able Flying Club based at Hicks Airport (T67) in Fort Worth. James also holds membership in two other area flying clubs, the Aerovalley Flying Club (52F) and RFC Dallas (KADS).
Secretary - Jason Meadows - Jason has always had a passion for aviation. He started flying at an early age, and soloed at the age of 18 while in high school. Jason attended Oklahoma State University, where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Administration and Operations, as well as his private pilot certificate and instrument rating. Jason is a alumni member to the schools student lead flying club, The Flying Aggies. After college Jason pursued his commercial pilot certificate, Advanced Ground Instructor certificate and completed his CFI. Jason is currently working towards completing his CFII, and is an active instructor in the Fort Worth Flying Club.
Safety - John Elliot - John first developed a passion for aviation when his father took him flying in a Cessna 182. John attended Oklahoma State University where he received a bachelor degree in Aviation Management and flew on the Flying Aggies NIFA flight team. John’s military time was spent flying C-130’s all over the world in various missions. Airline experience includes B727 Flight Engineer, Fokker 100, MD-80, and Boeing 737, 757, 767. Currently John is a First Officer on the Boeing 777 and studying for his CFI certificate.
Maintenance - TBD -
Treasurer - John Landrum - John is currently a mathematics instructor at Tarrant County College at the Northwest Campus. He is a retired Air Force A-10 pilot and recently joined the club after having taken a break from aviation. John is excited about serving as a club officer and looks forward to helping the club continue to grow and to maintain safe and sustainable flight operations.