We offer rides to the public with the hope of fostering an appreciation for gliding, general aviation, and attracting new club members.
Can I pick the airplane I will fly in?
We currently have only one aircraft for taking up passengers and non-solo students – our Schweizer 2-33A.
How long will my flight be?
Scenic and introductory flight duration depends on the wind conditions and lift we find. A typical flight lasts around 30 minutes from takeoff to landing.
What if the weather is cloudy?
For safety and complying with all applicable FAA regulations, we can’t fly when it is foggy or where we would risk running into clouds. However, some clouds are good – the best lift is often underneath building cumulus (puffy) clouds!
Is there a limit on the size or weight of passengers?
Because of the small size of the cockpit we can’t safely accomodate anyone over 6 ft – 1 in. tall and / or heavier than 220 pounds.[/warning_box]
How much does a ride cost?
We offer several introductory ride packages:
Introductory scenic ride – $129
FAST (Fly a Sailplane Today) intro flight with flight manual and logbook-$139
3 rides including lessons, 3-month membership in the national SSA, and you can manipulate the controls – your first step to becoming a pilot – $199
Where do I sign up?
You can purchase a senic ride directly from CSA or purchase a FAST package from the SSA website through the FAST program. See the links section for a link to SSA.