The Caltech/JPL Flying Club

“Assuming the certainty that some Caltech students are going to fly, someplace, somehow, our purpose is to provide the opportunity to fly more safely, to use better equipment, to give serious and detailed flight training, and to provide more available flying time for less money.” – Dave Cartwright, 1966, graduate student in chemical physics and first president of AACIT

The Aero Association of Caltech (informally known as the Caltech/JPL Flying Club) was established in 1966, incorporated as a non-profit organization. It has grown from 18 Caltech members and a single Cessna 150 to the current fleet of 8 airplanes and approximately 180 members. The majority of our members come from the Caltech/JPL community.

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We are located at KEMT, an active airfield in El Monte CA since April 1944

Elevation 295.6 ft, with a 3995 ft runway 1/19

METAR San Gabriel Valley Airport