Learning to fly can be one of the most exhilarating and fun things anyone can do, and for many reasons. Here are a few:

  1.    The challenge of mastering a skill that most people will never try
  2.    The freedom to go to new places and see new things
  3.    In order to search for the best little airport with the best hamburger
  4.    Simply to see your home and your surroundings from a bird’s eye view

Whatever the reason, learning to fly can be a lifelong adventure, and a flying club only adds to the experience. Joining a club like the Knoxville Flyers can be one of the most economical ways to learn and build flying hours. The usage rates on club airplanes are, usually, considerably cheaper than most flight schools. The club’s location at Island Home Airport offers excellent facilities, and a long, paved, quality runway. Each is a plus to both student and high-time pilots.

The Knoxville Flyers flying club offers access to several highly qualified flight instructors. Each may instruct in the club planes as qualified. The club also works closely with the instructors employed by the Knoxville Flight Training Center, also located at the Island Home Airport. Club members wishing to have their training come from a more formal flight school, such as KFTC, may do so using club planes provided the instructor has been approved.

Joining a club like the Knoxville Flyers also offers its new pilot members less tangible benefits through exposure to more seasoned members, each having years of experience; experiences they love to share with up-and-coming pilots. Talking about flying is a known love among almost all pilots. Through various club social events, such as our quarterly “Hanger Talk” sessions and plane washes, each member has many opportunities to meet other members and learn more about flying. At the very least, becoming a pilot promotes a sense of accomplishment most feel is unequaled.

Certainly, all agree, it represents a lifelong accomplishment!

From Hangar Talk speakers discussing subjects such as “Mountain Flying” and “New Technologies for the Pilot” to time spent washing airplanes while eating doughnuts, the club offers many facets, none more than a chance to be part of something special!


Knoxville Flyers, Inc. is a non-profit social organization chartered to allow members and their families to enjoy fun, fellowship, flying and learning to fly as a club member.

Knoxville Flyers has been East Tennessee’s premier flying club for over three decades. The Knoxville Flyers was founded in 1968, and owns a fleet of IFR-equipped aircraft based at Knoxville Downtown Island Airport (DKX). Located on an island in the Tennessee river in downtown Knoxville, DKX offers a beautiful, challenging, full service airport for the club. All of our aircraft are parked, under cover, in the plane ports next to the main terminal.

We are neither a flight school, nor a time building organization, for non-members, but we welcome new members (space permitting, of course) whether student, or experienced, pilots to join us.

For more information about Knoxville Flyers, or for information on how to become a member of the club, please select the Club Information button above.

Aircraft Fleet

A variety of aircraft located at the convenient Downtown Island Airport. 

IFR Equipped

IFR equipped aircraft, allowing flexibility for both VFR and IFR flying.

Approved CFIs

Approved CFIs that are able to teach in our aircraft.

Great Location

All of our fleet is located at the beautiful Downtown Island Airport - KDKX.

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