Eastern Nebraska’s Premiere Soaring ClubNavigation
Operations are planned for Thursday, 4/28, starting at 1 PM. The club phone is 402-979-1140.
Jaime Alexander, club instructor and lifetime aviator receives the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award
Jaime Alexander received the distinguished master pilot award during the general membership meeting on February 24, 2015. The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award recognizes pilots who have demonstrated professionalism, skill and aviation expertise by maintaining safe operations for 50 or more years. Jaime is a valued member of the club as well as a leader that has helped shape the club as it exists today. Kudos to the well deserved award and we look forward to your participation in club activities for many years to come!
Check it Out!
Experience the thrill of free flight, flying like the birds. You can arrange a discovery flight or an initial lesson to experience the joy of soaring. In order to purchase a flight, click below. We typically fly on each flyable Saturday with go-no go decisions made on Friday evening if it is clear and Saturday morning if it is marginal. To check on the schedule and get on the flight list, contact:
Glider flying is accessible to everyone. It is fun, challenging, rewarding, and provides a path for a lifetime of learning and self improvement through the study of aviation and the pilot, You!
So what can I do to get started, or to at least explore whether I want to learn to fly.
Step 1: Come out to visit during operations. Typically, the times and dates of operations will be posted on the front page of the web site for easy access. In addition, you can call some of the club members and ask questions, get information, learn what is involved to see whether this is something that might be for you. You can start with Bob, instructor, at 402-490-8360 or Whit, Instructor, at 402-679-1944. He may suggest additional contacts.
Step 2: Sign up for the “FAST” package. FAST stands for Fly A Sailplane Today. For $139, you receive two lessons with a certified flight instructor, a log book, a copy of “Everybody’s 1st Gliding Book”, and a three month membership in the Soaring Society of America.
OK, I have done my two lessons and decided to continue lessons, now what?
Step 3: Join the club. Joining the club requires filling out the information in the Membership Application, either online or by printing out a paper copy and bringing it to the airport during a club operation. There is a monthly dues of $35. Once a member, you will pay for tow fees and glider rental, but instruction is free.