Flying Club Debuts at Lakefront Airport

5 Lakefront Airport Aerial By Gracen Jules
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NEW ORLEANS – NOLA Piper Club, a new flying club for pilots and professionals, will debut in October at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport. The club will acquire two aircraft: a modern Piper Archer III with a digital cockpit and a travel-friendly Cherokee Six with ample cabin space for passengers and cargo. 

NOLA Piper Club will have a maximum of 22 members, and is open to all pilots regardless of Piper Archer or Cherokee Six flight experience, as well as area professionals looking for fun flying opportunities towards personal or business travel.

“The NOLA Piper Club is open to all pilots looking for easy access to very capable, popular aircraft that can facilitate advanced ratings/check-outs for our members, as well as comfortable regional travel throughout the Gulf South,” says Jay Taffet, founder of Gracen Jules, a New Orleans-based aviation startup company and the manager of the NOLA Piper Club.

“It’s sometimes harder to stay in the air than earn the ratings to get in the air, and we’re hoping this two-aircraft flying club will be an attractive solution for area pilots looking to accelerate or restart their flying focus,” says Taffet.

Club aircraft will be hangar-based at the Flightline First FBO at Lakefront Airport, and the Club joining fee is $2,000 per member with only per-hour flight cost going forward.

More information about the NOLA Piper Club and membership opportunities is available at

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