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

  • 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

December 27, 2014
January 3, 2015
Group Ground Lesson - 9:00 am–11:00 am
January 10, 2015
Group Ground Lesson - 9:00 am–11:00 am
Weather Information

Forecast for Conway, AR

Chance of Rain
Monday 12/22 60%
High 54° / Low 43°
Chance of Rain
Overcast with rain showers at times. High 54F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 12/23 60%
High 51° / Low 37°
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers in the afternoon. High 51F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 12/24 10%
High 45° / Low 30°
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 45F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

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KLIT 221732Z 15010KT 5SM BR OVC007 12/09 A2967 RMK AO2
KLIT 221653Z 15007KT 2 1/2SM BR OVC005 11/09 A2970 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 4 SLP058 T01110094
KLIT 221553Z 16009KT 2 1/2SM BR OVC005 11/09 A2973 RMK AO2 SLP068 T01060089
KLIT 221453Z 16008KT 6SM BR OVC005 11/08 A2973
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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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