Recurrent Training

We've been at this for a long time.  This 1992 SOARING magazine cover photo was shot during a flight review conducted by a future Soar the Sierra LLC instructor.


Why not treat yourself to the expertise we've acquired over many years of cross-country soaring and instructing experience?  Don't just maintain your skills:  hone them!

We specialize in taking pilots beyond the usual checkride "laundry list" and showing them facets of glider flying that will enhance their ability to handle situations that might otherwise escalate into emergencies.  Why not take advantage of our expertise?  We will design a Flight Review that doesn't merely satisfy the regulations but actually gives you new skills and new understanding.  How would you handle an approach with your tail dolly still on the sailplane?  What sort of terrain is more dangerous than it looks, and what is less so?  What's it like when your rudder locks in a slip? 


Ever wondered about descending, or even landing, while on tow?  Too many instructors "teach" the landing on tow maneuver entirely on the ground, denying you an opportunity to try it for yourself.  Too many instructors only mention it in the context of a dual release failure--something that has happened only once in the entire history of soaring in the United States.  But there are other situations, that are far more common, in which the ability to fly a descent while still on tow could easily mean the difference between an accident and just another flight.


You deserve every advantage when it comes to safety and proficiency!