Introductory Flights and Gift Certificates

In order to encourage the exploration and growth of soaring flight, the Omaha Soaring Club makes introductory flights and introductory lessons available to the general public. If you are interested in experiencing soaring or know someone who is, we welcome you.


Introductory flights are $75 for a tow to 3000 feet. Only commercially certified pilots or flight instructors fly introductory flights. Club operates on most Saturdays (weather permitting) from the Blair airport.  Click here for directions.


Introductory lessons are available through the Soaring Society of America’s “Fly a Sailplane Today” (FAST) program.  Only FAA certified flight instructors provide introductory lessons.  Fast packages cost $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. Typically in our club this will be two flights.
  • A copy of “Everybody’s 1st Gliding Book”.
  • A glider pilot logbook.
  • An introductory 3 month membership in the Soaring Society of America, including one copy of the monthly magazine Soaring.


Gift Certificates are available for Introductory Flights. You may purchase a Gift Certificate by mail from the club treasurer.

Provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your phone number
  • Amount of gift: $139 for the introductory lesson FAST package or $75 Introductory Flight (tax included)
  • Name of recipient of gift
  • Address to which certificate should be mailed

Enclose your check for the selected amount and mail to:

Bob Craig
3218 Chad St
Bellevue, NE 68123