The Griffith Aero Club member's planes might still run on fuel but a government grant will see club take big strides towards energy efficiency.
The club has received a $9035 grant from the federal government's energy efficient communities program.
It will see 18 solar panels installed,
On Friday, Member for Farrer Sussan Ley stopped by the Aero Club to see the solar panels which are to be installed.
Aero Club president Peter Little said while the focus was on providing flight training for new pilots and supporting the club's members, the grant would help further enhance a facility that is available to the wider community.
Mr Little said pilots were able to access the club's facilities when travelling through Griffith's airport all the time, but increasingly non-flying community groups used the club for meetings.
"We're planning to do more work in the future to give the community a facility they can use," Mr Little said.
The LG solar panels supplied by Solar Mad in Griffith have the capacity to save the club $9 of electricity each day, or up to $3000 a year in savings.
Solar Mad director Brian O'Sullivan said all the electricity generated by the panels was used could see the panels 're-pay' themselves within three years.
Mr O'Sullivan said the 6.4 kilowatt system could be expected to generate electricity for 25 years.
Griffith's Aero Club completes around 95 hours of flight training each month.