- $169 for admission for one to ground school (up to a $250 value)
The classes cover topics including air law and procedures, flight instruments, and ground and air signals. Click here for a more comprehensive list of class topics. The classes for this four-class course are on November 2, 9, 16, and 23. Students receive a study kit along with support material. The course can also be used as credit for a glider license.
Sosa Gliding Club
At Sosa Gliding Club, instructors and tow pilots don't receive paychecks; they teach others simply to share the joy of gliding. And since the club owns the Rockton Airport-which has two grass runways, a fleet of single- and two-seat gliders, and a clubhouse-they can pass on their knowledge through ground courses. Through cross-country soaring classes, for instance, they teach potential pilots to soar in gliders, finding invisible rising air currents to carry them upward rather than simply gliding the aircraft to the ground. Once students achieve basic piloting prowess, club instructors can then give aerobatic instruction, showing students how to perform slow rolls, loops, and wingovers during adrenaline-pumping staring contests with eagles.