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Power Pilots

Looking for a glider rating?

 

If you have a power aircraft license, you can be recommended for your glider certificate after as few as 10 solo flights, without a second written test. It's worth noting that obtaining a glider license is an acceptable substitute for your biennial flight review, and most pilots feel glider experience improves their power flying.

"The real value of glider training [for a power pilot] lies in the sharpening of stick and rudder skills and the honing of airmanship that it provides. This carries over to all of your flying, regardless of number of engines or lack thereof. That alone is good reason to make getting your glider rating a top priority. The fact that it’s a beautiful experience and a hell of a lot of fun is just the cherry on top."

Weigel, Sam, '"Soaring Comes Close To Being One WIth The Sky: An airline pilot goes back to basics with a glider", Flying Magazine, July 6, 2022

Here is a link to the FAR's regarding getting a glider rating

 

Before flying solo in any TTSA aircraft, pilots must have proof of non-owners insurance, commonly called renters insurance, with a loss of revenue clause payable to TTSA in the amount of $60,000.00.
 

*Flying instruction with the goal of a rating can be costly. Safety is our primary concern and the student must be trained to a high level of competency; this translates into time, and "time is money". We find that "packing" as much flight time as practical into the shortest period will end up saving the student significant amounts of money. The student is encouraged to discuss this with the instructor.

How can I get started?

We fly at the Truckee Airport from Late May through Late September. We would be happy to welcome you to a reduced-rate introductory flight! ​Please fill in the contact box and we will get in touch with you. Thank you and welcome to Soar Truckee!

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