The Bakersfield Flying Club was started in 2011 as a place for pilots, prospective pilots and those interested in the fascinating field of general aviation to meet, to learn, and to share the joys of flight.


To those interested in learning to fly, the BFC is an ideal place to develop the skills, knowledge and judgment necessary to becoming a safe, competent pilot. A highly-qualified team of independent Certified Flight Instructors provides the full range of flight training to first-time student pilots as well as to current  pilots seeking higher levels of certification and rating.

  • Private Pilot
  • Instrument Rating
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument
  • Recurrent Training for Rusty Pilots

Maybe your desire to learn to fly has been a life-long ambition, and the time and circumstances are now right. Or maybe you’re seeking a career as a professional pilot and are looking for the most efficient way to accomplish your goals. Perhaps you’re already a pilot but have taken a breather and need recurrent training to feel safe getting back in the cockpit again. Whatever your training needs, the professional instructor pilots at BFC can help you meet them on a schedule that fits into your busy lifestyle.

Get more information at the Learn to Fly page!

Aircraft Rental

As a member of BFC, you’ll have access to our well-equipped aircraft fleet and full-motion simulator. All Club aircraft are IFR equipped with modern, Garmin panel-mount GPS systems, and all receive regular 100-hour inspections to ensure optimal reliability.

  • Cessna 172N – N73977 – Garmin GNS650, ADS-B, autopilot, 4 place intercom
  • Cessna 172N – N3558E – Garmin 430, 4 place intercom
  • Cessna 182 – N759BN – Garmin GNS650, Aspen Evolution, autopilot, 4 place intercom
  • Redbird FMX – N172RB – Full motion FTD, Garmin 530/430, interchangeable G1000 panel

Learn more about our airplanes.

Learn more about our full motion simulator!

Safety Seminars and Club Socials

Several BFC flight instructors are also specially-designated FAA civilian volunteers who conduct monthly Safety Seminars on a variety of topics of interest to pilots. Some of these seminars focus on pilot safety, while others involve club members and others sharing slides and videos of recent trips to fun flying destinations. These events are sponsored and conducted by BFC, but are open to the general public. Some of these seminars feature a great pot-luck lunch or dinner after the event, where pilots and others share stories and talk shop. To get notified about upcoming Seminars, just sign up on our email list. You’ll learn a lot about flying, have a great time, and meet some really interesting people.

The Club also sponsors fun group fly-outs several times a year, where members team up to share the cost of flying to great destinations like Catalina Island, Santa Barbara, the Northern Sierra – you name it. An annual Holiday Party is also on the Club calendar each year, an fun social not to be missed.

Take a Tour, Become a Member

To get started, Contact us to arrange for a personalize club tour and Discovery Flight, or drop us an email. We’ll show you the club facilities and aircraft, and even take you on a short demo flight if you’re interested ($100 fee applies). If you decide to apply for membership, you’ll complete an Application, review the club rules and procedures with a Club manager, and pay your fees and dues. If you’re already a pilot, you’ll arrange to get checked out in one or more of the Club airplanes. If you’re just getting started, you’ll be paired with an Instructor who will guide you through the process of becoming a pilot. It’s that simple.

Got questions? Call or email. See you at the Club!

Questions? Give us a call at 661-619-6943, or Email us!