Visit the Alexandria Gliderport
The Central Indiana Soaring Society is the largest soaring operation in Indiana. CISS flies 3 club sailplanes in addition to 12 privately owned sailplanes based at the airport. During a typical season, members make about 1000 sailplane flights from Alexandria Airport. On a typical day, there will be over 20 pilots towed into the air for flights ranging from a few minutes to over 5 hours, some covering distances of over 100 miles. Bring your smartphone or camera and join the fun.
Club members will be happy to show you the gliders, answer any questions and have you join them to watch the activities.
Visitors are always welcome!
Learn to Fly Gliders?
CISS has an excellent training program with 4 club instructors. Instruction is available for private, commercial and flight instructor glider ratings.
For someone without prior flight training, it typically takes approximately 50 flights to earn an FAA Private Pilot glider certificate. This can be accomplished in a single season for someone who is flying frequently which is the most efficient way to accomplish it, Other students may take longer depending on their personal desires. One of our instructors will be happy to discuss the steps involved and answer any questions.
For airplane pilots it is possible to add-on a glider rating with approximately 20 flights for a private pilot or approximately 30 flights for a commercial pilot.
The CISS instructors donate their time at no charge which makes learning to fly or adding a rating a bargain. Adding a glider rating counts as a Flight Review.
Days and time of operation
- Saturdays and Sundays
- April through October
- 9:30 am – 4 pm
- Weather permitting
Operations may be suspended due to rain, low clouds and visibility, or high winds. If operations are cancelled it is not until noon and then updates are posted on the website and Facebook page.
1577 E.900 N.
Alexandria, IN 46001
From the north on I-69
Take Exit 45, proceed west on SR-29, left turn on CR-200 E, right turn on CR-900 N, airport is on left.
From the south on I-69
Take Exit 41, proceed west on SR-332, right turn on CR-200 E,left turn on CR-900 N, airport is on left.
On the south edge of Alexandria turn east at Rachels Restaraunt ( CR-900 N), airport is approximately 2 miles on right.
Clicking on the blue airport icon in the interactive map below allows you to bring up Google Maps where you can receive detailed driving instructions from your location and send the map to your phone.