Join Sparrow Flying Club
We have Central Arkansas’s only Light Sport Aircraft rental and offer the area’s only access to Sport Pilot training. We have the state’s only Light Sport Aircraft rental and offer the state’s only access to Sport Pilot training. Our emphasis is on safety and the positive promotion of General Aviation. Contact Us Today

Sparrow Flying Club is Arkansas’s premier flying club and aircraft rental company

We have the areas only Light Sport Aircraft rental and offer the state’s only access to Sport Pilot training. Our emphasis is on safety and the positive promotion of General Aviation. We have been in business since 2006 and David, Charles and Nathan have a combined aviation experience of over 60 years in flying and instructing with civilian, military, corporate, airline and charter.

Different missions, Different Needs, Different Planes

Lets face it, flying is expensive.  The cost of learning to fly as well as maintaining your proficiency is steep enough.  Add the cost of owning, insuring and maintaining one aircraft for training and later for personal use, can make the dollars skyrocket.  Additionally, the plane you purchase to train in will not most likely be the plane that will meet your mission needs later.

Not all needs of all club members fit one plane, therefore Sparrow offers the advantage of having a selection of aircraft available.  As a Sparrow Club member, you get the opportunity to schedule and fly any aircraft you or your instructor are qualified to fly.

Members also get access to the club’s Private Pilot ground school taught by one of our Certified Flight Instructors (CFI) every Saturday morning at no additional charge — a $400 value!!

What are you waiting for? Contact us and start flying today!

Learn to fly

Sparrow Flying Club offers professional-level flight training that fits your needs whether you just want a Light Sport License or fly commercially.

Together is better

Being a member offers many advantages on the ground, too! The shared knowledge and experience of our members makes us all better pilots.

Ground school

Members also get access to the club’s Private Pilot Ground School taught by a club flight instructor every Saturday morning at no additional cost.

Easy business travel

Own a business? Use the planes in the club and hire a pilot to easily bypass the hectic airport lines.

Special occasions

Have a birthday? Marriage proposal? Sightseeing? We can cater to your needs to just go up in the air, celebrate, and have some fun.

Own an airplane?

Lease it to the club! Leasing your plane can help offset the cost of ownership and helps ensure it gets regular use.

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Latest Updates

  • Sparrow Christmas Party

    Last Friday night, Sparrow Flying Club had a Christmas party for members and their families. We had a great time enjoying some grilled meats and fixings for dinner. During dinner, it was nice to meet and talk with some of the other members that I hadn’t met yet (including the […] read more

  • Take advantage of our Groupon deal!

    In case you haven’t seen it yet, we currently have a deal on Groupon! $99 for Discovery Flight lesson for one ($225 value) $125 for sightseeing tour for two ($299 value) $425 for two two-hour pilot lessons towards a private-pilot license plus one month of Sparrow Flying Club membership ($692 […] read more

  • New Site is Live!

    We have finally launched our redesigned website. There are a number of new features still to come, but please let us know if you’d like to see something in particular here by emailing us at We look forward to providing more content and features as the days go by. […] read more

  • The Clouds

    Here’s a quick story from one of the members of the group: While working on my ticket with Michael Hinchcliff, in order to fulfill my 3 hours of “under the hood” instruction I requested to experience real IFR conditions as part of that training. During one of those IFR flights […] read more

Upcoming Events

August 8, 2015
Group Ground Lesson - 9:00 am–11:00 am
August 15, 2015
Group Ground Lesson - 9:00 am–11:00 am
August 22, 2015
Group Ground Lesson - 9:00 am–11:00 am
Weather Information

Forecast for Conway, AR

Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 08/04 20%
High 98° / Low 74°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 98F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 08/05 20%
High 96° / Low 76°
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A stray severe thunderstorm is possible. High 96F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday 08/06 60%
High 96° / Low 77°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy late. High 96F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

KLIT 041453Z 15006KT 10SM FEW250 32/21 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP160 T03170206 51007
KLIT 041353Z 00000KT 10SM FEW250 29/21 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP159 T02940211
KLIT 041253Z 00000KT 7SM FEW080 SCT250 26/22 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP158 T02610217
KLIT 041153Z 00000KT 10SM FEW060 BKN250 23/21 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP154 T02280211 10261 20222 53013 $
KLIT 041053Z 00000KT 10SM SCT250 23/21 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP146 T02330206 $
KLIT 041140Z 0412/0512 VRB03KT P6SM BKN250 FM041500 18006KT P6SM FEW050 SCT250 FM050000 VRB03KT P6SM BKN250
Our Staff

David Jones


I really had no idea that there was a job like mine when I started learning to fly,  I just wanted to fly airplanes.  I took my first lesson in Searcy,...
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Charles Brantley


I dreamed of flying as a kid growing up in Arkadelphia, AR. I started lessons while in high school in 1974 and got my PVT license later the same year...
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Nathan Bradshaw

I developed my love for flying through my dad, Barry Bradshaw. He mainly flew from the time he was a teenager until I was a little baby, just long enough...
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