Flight Instruction

Once you have made the decision to learn to fly, we will schedule you for a one and a half hour lesson with one of our FAA certified flight instructors. Your instructor will also recommend several books to help you prepare for your FAA written exam. Most students schedule about one lesson per week. Each lesson averages three flights, although you may fly more, or less, depending on lift conditons and where you are in the learning process. The cost of each lesson depends on the number and length of your flights.

When your instructor has determined that you are ready, usually after ten or twelve flight hours, he will get out of the glider and send you up on your first solo flight. The experience will be one you will never forget. After your first solo, you will continue to build flight time, transitioning to new gliders, and fine tuning your flying skills. When you have logged seven hours of solo flight time, you will be eligible to take your FAA flight test and will receive a Private Pilot Certificate.

Now that you have earned your pilot certificate, you may begin taking up friends and family for glider rides, sharing with them the thrill you still feel on every flight. Your flying skills will continue to develop as your work the rising currents of air, called lift, striving to expand your horizons by flying higher, farther, faster, or staying up longer, than you have ever done before.