Special Flight Training Courses At Ridge Soaring Gliderport

Our beginning flight training course is designed to teach people to fly in a “total immersion” environment.

Each day begins with morning classroom instruction.  Flight training follows.  Full-time, professional flight instructors provide personal instruction.

The student has two options:

– Five days of training, 15 flights for $1,495.00
– Seven days of training, 25 flights for $2,295.00

The 25-flight syllabus is a lot of training in only seven days, and weather can affect the schedule.  Students should consider extending their training for this course to ten days.

All classroom instruction, and 5 or 7 nights free lodging in our bunkhouse is included.  The solo flight-training syllabus is based on 25 flights.  We do not guarantee solo in 25 flights because each student progresses at different rates.  This concentrated course will help people solo in a minimum number of flights.

Pilots who have soloed, or are licensed pilots, who wish to refresh the training they received or want to fill in missing training, will find the five-day, 15-flight course to be a valuable option.  The flight instructor will tailor each day’s training to best insure coverage of weak or missing training.

A $500 advanced deposit is required.  This deposit is refundable if you contact us no less than two weeks before the scheduled course.

A Great Aid To Soaring Clubs

Glider clubs often find pre-solo training to be particularly time consuming.  Some club members do not solo during an entire season.  A concentrated course will hasten the training and make the flying experience more satisfying.

In case of inclement weather, a refund will be made.

Beginning students should prepare for this course by reading the flight-training manual Glider Basics, From First Flight To Solo.  Power pilots will read Transition To Gliders.