Fly A Sailplane Today!
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. We accept personal checks, cash, and major credit cards via PayPal. We also offer Gift Certificates.
If you’d like to take care of things in advance, you can use the form at the bottom of this page to make your purchase.
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.
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.