The Boeing Employees Flying Association (BEFA) is a different kind of aviation organization. As a non-profit affiliated with Boeing, our mission is to create a community for our members and to make general aviation affordable and accessible—whether you’re just learning to fly, an experienced pilot building time to qualify for an airline job, or using general aviation for fun or to travel.
We have a well-maintained fleet of capable airplanes—most of which are equipped with Garmin GPSs, ADS-B traffic, and weather—available at competitive hourly rates (billed as Tach time rather than Hobbs time).
BEFA has a top-notch group of flight instructors—from test pilots, airline pilots, and engineers who are passionate about aviation and teaching.
BEFA facilities are located at Renton Municipal Airport, and at Paine Field, Everett. Members have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week access to the facilities for their flying convenience. The Renton office is staffed 6 days a week to assist members in their flying needs, and to carry out the business of BEFA. In addition, a computer-based scheduling system is in use, with 24-hour access, from any location.
BEFA owns many aircraft and uses leased equipment as well, to provide a well-equipped, large, and diverse fleet to suit the flying needs of the members. Flight instruction is provided for all ratings through ATP by a well-qualified, experienced group of member instructors who enjoy assisting other members in reaching their goals. BEFA also offers SES (float) training, and solo use of the floatplane outside the local area.
Our members have enjoyed many hours of safe, trouble-free flying at reasonable rates over the past years. BEFA’s goal is to continue providing this service while encouraging safety under the "best insurance protection" for its pilots and passengers.