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Your Opportunity to Fly in a Sailplane

Soaring is a sport which attracts people from all walks of life and of sll ages. Youth may fly sailplanes by themselves at age 14 after completing training. Astronauts who have walked on the moon are glider pilots, and people over 90 years of age have enjoyed sailplane flights. It is a family sport.

To increase awareness and promote the sport of soaring, the Central Indiana Soaring Society offers guests temporary memberships to make a scenic flight or take an introductory flying lesson. Many people like to visit the airport prior to making a flight to observe the activities and to meet the club members. Visitors are always welcome whether to just look around, or to make a flight or take a lesson.

There are two options for a flight depending on your desires. You may take an introductory flying lesson using the FAST program and have your training flight entered in your logbook, or you may just relax while enjoying the experience and leave the flying to your FAA commercial glider pilot while taking a Scenic Flight. Details for each of these options follow below. 

It's easy and fast!. Come to the airport on a Saturday or Sunday between 10:00 am and 3:00 PM from May through October. The best times are often before noon on a day with bright blue skies which is not real windy.  Reservations are not necessary.

We accept personal checks, cash, and major credit cards via paypal. See links below. Also, you may print and mail a Gift Certificate Order Form  to receive your certificate by mail. These make excellent gifts for any occasion. 



          Fly A Sailplane Today!

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What is the FAST program?

The FAST program is provided by the Soaring Society of America and gives you the opportunity to get a taste of what soaring is all about. It is a program that offers you an introductory lesson in flying a glider, during which you will handle the controls of the aircraft under the guidance of an FAA certificated glider flight instructor

Who is this for?

The FAST program is geared towards you! If you've ever watched a hawk gliding effortlessly in the sky and wondered what that experience must be like then now is the time to try soaring! This is a sport that attracts individuals from all walks of life and of all ages, and is a great activity for the whole family. The FAST program experience also makes a great gift.

How does the FAST program work?

It's easy and fast!. Come to the airport on a Saturday or Sunday between 10:00 am and 3:00 PM from May through October.  Reservations are not necessary.

How much does it cost and what do I get?

The FAST package is a great value at $139. With your purchase you will receive:

  • An introductory lesson consisting of a minimum of 30 minutes of ground instruction and approximately 30 minutes of flight time.A copy of the Glider Flying Handbook.

  • A glider pilot logbook.

  • An introductory 3 month membership in the Soaring Society of America, including one copy of the monthly magazine Soaring.

Program Restrictions

The Soaring Society of America, Inc. acts solely as agent of the entity that provides the introductory lesson and will not, and does not, assume any liability or responsibility for any injury, death, damage or loss arising directly or indirectly in any manner from the instructional flight including while in transit to or from the glider used for such flight.

FAST lessons provided by Central Indiana Soaring Society are limited to students who will be comfortable in the sailplane. Typically height under 6’2” and maximum weight less than to 242 lbs. Please contact us for specific answers or on any questions you may have.

Limit one FAST flight per customer.

 



          CISS Scenic Guest Flight

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What is the Guest Flight Program ?

Guest Flights are an opportunity to enjoy the amazing experience of floating quietly above the beautiful Indiana countryside in a modern sailplane. You will be accompanied by an FAA certificated commercial glider pilot who is dedicated to making it a fun and memorable flight.

Who is this for ?

Anyone who would like to fly in a sailplane. If you've ever watched a hawk gliding effortlessly in the sky and wondered what that experience must be like then now is the time to try a Scenic Flight. This is designed for someone who is not interested in flying the sailplane and who just wants to relax and enjoy the ride. For many guests, the flight is an item on their bucket list.

How does the Guest Flight Program work?

It's easy !. Come to the airport on a Saturday or Sunday between 10:00 am and 3:00 PM from May through October.  Reservations are not necessary.

How much does it cost and what do I get ?

The Scenic Guest Flight is a great value at $139. With your purchase you will receive:

  • A briefing of what to expect and opportunity to ask any questions along with an explaination of safety procedures and what the various instruments show.

  • A tow to 3000 feet above the ground and for a flight of approximately 20 minutes before landing at your point of departure

  • An opportunity for photos and to answer any additional questions 

Program Restrictions

 Scenic Flights are provided by Central Indiana Soaring Society and are limited to passengers who will be safe and comfortable in the sailplane. Typically height under 6’2” and maximum weight less than to 242 lbs. Please contact us for specific answers or on any questions you may have.

Limit one Scenic Flight per customer.