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Sailplane Rating Add On

Already have a pilots license? Yards Creek Soaring's FAA certified instructors help you earn your glider category rating.

Adding a glider rating to your certificate opens up exciting new frontiers in the world of aviation. Just think about flying all day for the cost of a tow, usually $40-$60. For a glider pilot every entry into the pattern means a landing, no go arounds, this will improve your skills fast!

  • Start to Solo usually 10-20 flights.

  • FAA Minimums: (FAR 61.109 f 2)
    • Must have logged at least 40 hours of flight time as a pilot.

    • Minimum of 3 hours of flight time in a glider, including:

    • A minimum of 10 training flights

    • A minimum of 10 solo flights

    • A minimum of 3 training flights in preparation for the practical test

  • Check Ride - consists of oral and flight portions.
Ready to get started? Just contact us to arrange your first lesson.
Airport 1N7 - Yards Creek Soaring - 36 Lambert Road - Blairstown, NJ 07825 - 908-362-1239