The Boeing Employees Flying Association (BEFA) is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Boeing Recreation Council. BEFA exists for the purpose of allowing eligible persons to have the use of small aircraft for personal flying or to learn to fly. The association has a large fleet of small aircraft available to its members at per-hour costs that are the lowest in the Puget Sound area. We have a large staff of flight instructors, most of whom are Boeing employees themselves.
Renton Technical College & Everett Community College
The BEFA Private Pilot Aviation Ground Schools, Seattle, starts April 7th, 2015 and runs through June 11th, 2015.
Classes are available in the morning or evening. This will prepare you with the foundation of information to pass the FAA "written" Private Pilot test and understand pilot/flight operation basics. Each course will consist of 20 classes over 10 weeks (approx. 60 hours total), and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
SOUTH or CENTRAL: Classes are being offered in conjunction with and enrolling through Renton Technical College. Session starting times 10:30AM for morning class (RTC course #AVIA 101 S022), and evening class is at 4:45PM (course #AVIA 101 S024).
NORTH: Classes are being offered in conjunction with and enrolling through Everett Community College. Morning class starts at 10:00AM and the evening class starts at 5:00PM. Morning class # 9392. Afternoon class # 9390.
For Everett Community College, North call 425-267-0150 or http://www.everettcc.edu/ . The north classes are presently scheduled to be held at Paine Field/EvCC classrooms.
All classes are 2.5 to 3 hours in length. These are excellent comprehensive reviews for already rated pilots too. The cost is $425 south, $465 north ($465 at EvCC is public rate, Boeing personal see LTP program discount), and includes all course materials. These programs are now also open to the public too, as well as Boeing personnel!
Attention Flight Schedule Pro Users: At this time we are only using FSP for schedules. Not Tach times or Check-IN/OUT or Sqwauks. We will be getting used to the schedule format first and then at a later time bring in the other features. Please continue using the Tach Sheets in the books for now.
N2164Z, a 2003 172SP, is now online at PAE. 180 HP engine, fuel injection, great paint, leather interior glass, the works! 2-axis autopilot and a multifunction display. An ideal IFR trainer.
Now available in Flight Schedule pro for scheduling and is parked by our other planes. Rental rate same as our other SPs. Note that a one-time checkout is required if you haven't flown an SP at BEFA before. See your CFI for more details.
The Boeing LTP or BEFA office no longer handles the ground school enrollment, though the class is still taught in the Renton Airport BEFA facility classroom. (See Renton Boeing facility map, grid B-52). Enrollment is now through Renton Technical College. 17 student maximum, $425 includes all 3 books and associated supplies. Class though is now open to the general public too. The Boeing LTP program does, at the time of this article, pay for the Boeing employee's course cost, with a passing grade of "C" or better.