Mission Statement

Ponderosa Aero Club is a 501(c)(7) social club providing quality flight training, a diverse fleet of aircraft, and a social and supportive atmosphere promoting general aviation safety.

Since our founding at Strawberry Glen Field near the Boise River in 1974, Ponderosa Aero Club has provided top-notch education and aircraft in a club environment. Our aircraft, including Cessna 172s, a 182 and a 210, two Archers and an Arrow, are equipped with Garmin 430, 530, and 650 GPS systems. Our CFI members instruct for private, instrument, commercial, multi-engine and flight instructor ratings, along with endorsements for conventional, high-performance and complex aircraft. We also offer extensive backcountry flight training.

Safety programs continue to be at the forefront of our operations. Previous topics have included weather, proper marshaling techniques, aircraft care and operation, aircraft performance and GPS training.

We are a strong voice for general aviation and work alongside aviation agencies including air traffic control, the FAA Flight Standards District Office, the Idaho Aviation Association, the Idaho Transportation Department Division of Aeronautics, and Boise Airport operations.

Friends and family are always encouraged to participate in our social events. We host the annual Warm Springs Airstrip campout, plane washing, fly-outs to other airports, local fly-over July 4th tours, and Christmas lights tours. We also have enjoyed bike rides, ice cream socials, BBQs, and movie nights.

Questions? Please email manager@ponderosaaero.org or call (208) 344-5401.