Flight Instruction

Flight Instruction at M-ASA

Learning to fly is extremely rewarding. M-ASA provides glider flight instruction for initial flight training through advance soaring. M-ASA instructors provide training to club members as volunteers. So as a member, you incur no instructor cost.

No previous flight experience is necessary! The time it takes to solo in a glider varies depending on how much time you have to devote to training and how quickly you progress.

Maybe you already hold a pilot’s certificate. Soaring can open a whole new aspect to the airborne pleasures you are accustomed to. Adding a glider rating is easy once you master the skills to solo a glider.

M-ASA currently provides glider flight training using the Schweizer SGS 2-33 and the Alexander Schleicher ASK 21 sailplanes.

Solo Requirements are:

  • Be at least 14 years old
  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language
  • Pass a pre-solo written test
  • Receive instruction from a CFI-G and be endorsed for solo

Private Pilot – Glider rating requires:

  • Are at least 16 years of age.
  • Have at least 10 hours of flight time in a glider
    • Must include at least 20 training flights
  • Have a minimum of 2 hours of solo time
    • 10 solo flights in a glider
  • Have passed the FAA knowledge test
  • Pass a flight test with an FAA examiner

Glider Add-On Rating to an existing pilot certificate:

If you hold an FAA pilot certificate, you can add a glider rating fairly easily. Your instructor will develop a training program that fits your experience level.

  • Have at least 10 solo flights in a glider
  • Have a minimum of 3 hours of solo time
  • Pass a flight test with an FAA examiner

Experience has shown, each pilot learns at their own pace. Student progress varies depending largely on how frequently they are able to fly. Typically, students who fly more frequently advance more quickly.