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Two "Grob 103 Twin II's" are available for instruction, rental and rides.

Instructional programs for varying levels of experience and interest consist of carefully assembled study materials, ground and flight instruction. If you are starting from the beginning, from sitting quietly in the front seat of a glider that has just landed from your first-ever  ride, thinking, "Wow, that was very cool," we have a program of flight instruction for you. And if you think the ride was awesome, and are interested in learning to fly, you'll be happy to know that

A) It will take less time than you probably think;

B) Soaring is an international sport, with sailplane rentals available all over the world in breathtaking locations; and

C) You can pursue this Sport of Kings right up into your golden years. Some of the best pilots in the world are over 60 and consistently place among the top ten in National and World Competitions.

If you already have your "Student Glider Sign-off" and want to get your Private Pilot Glider License so you can take friends up for beautiful pre-sunset flights, we can do that.

If you have a Private Pilot Glider License and want to move up to a Commercial or Instructor License, we can do that.

If you are a glider pilot who wants to begin flying cross-country, we have an advanced program for you that includes dual instruction with an experienced cross-country pilot. I even wrote a book about the un-nerving part of it! Click here--> Landing Out: The Final Four Minutes

And we especially welcome power pilots who are looking to try some long wings on for size. It's a good, fun way to satisfy your Flight Review or just to add another category to your ticket.


The Pre-launch Checklist;

  • Altimeter - set;
  • Airbrakes - closed and locked;
  • Ballast - check, in or out;
  • Belts fastened;
  • Controls - trimmed for take-off and free;
  • Cable - tow rope (or cable) connected;
  • Canopies - closed and latched;
  • Direction of wind - determined;
  • Emergency procedures for current conditions- reviewed aloud;
  • Radio-check with tow plane - loud and clear;
  • Pattern clear? check; Wag the rudder.


How hard can it be?

Fly behind the tow plane. Enjoy the view. Whistle.


Ever notice how film-makers always sweep you away in some sort of soaring as the metaphor for pure joy?

Whether by fairy dust, magic-carpet, dragon, or just a trusty cape, they all do it. Know why? We do.

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This is about as boring as it ever gets; wings level, going 100 M.P.H., a couple thousand feet above the ground, heading for that thermal that will return you to 6000 ft.

having some fun-1.jpg Fun - the sole purpose. Safety - the key.

smooth landing-1.jpg The smooth landing.

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Add 'Pilot' to your resume. Rent a sailplane in the Alps. Take a friend soaring.


Not a bad goal for the year.






Click HERE for rating requirements and cost.