Glider Flying
Last updated 30-Apr-2018


Sign Up for Glider Orientation Flights:

Your slot will be AUTOMATICALLY scheduled by your Unit Flight Scheduler.  Your Orientation flight is scheduled unless you hear from a member of the Glider Staff prior to your flight. Your Unit Flight Scheduler will keep you informed to any changes or cancellations.  Cancellatons will occur the night prior before 5pm.  Any delays due to equipment or personnel will be in the morning before scheduled operations.  Always check with your Unit Flight Scheduler with any questions and check your e-mail after for any cancellations or delays due to weather.

SSF Wing Runner Course - Online   (REQUIRED)
Aircraft Ground Handing Course - Online  (REQUIRED)

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Staff and Pilots

We can't make this glider season work without the amazing dedication of our pilots and members willing to help as Safety Officers and Glider Line Staff. If you are able to sere in any of these positions, please sign up here.
        Resources for running glider orientation flights

Arrive before 08:30 for the MANDATORY safety briefing each flying day.
The only exception is delays aboard CAP aircraft. 
Activity completion depends on weather and daylight available.

Tip: sign-up with some friends to carpool or send your unit's van.

Cost & Food

Glider Orientation Flights are free for all Cadets.

Cadets should bring a lunch, some snacks, and a water source.

There are no provided meals.


A soaring activity, to include the tow pilot, demands that comfortable, loose-fitting, nonrestrictive clothing be worn. Personnel will wear clothing that is appropriate for the conditions in which they are operating, identifies them as CAP members, and reflects CAP in a positive manner. A tee-shirt or polo, such as a CAP designed wing, unit or activity shirt with a pair of shorts/long pants and tennis shoes are sufficient. It is recommended that shorts be either khaki-type or dark blue and the long pants either khaki-type or medium gray.

Due to the greenhouse effect of the glider canopy, the use of sun screen and a full- brimmed hat (boony or bucket hat), that will also protect the ears and back of the neck, is highly encouraged; baseball-style caps may be worn, however, styles without buttons on the top are recommended. For numerous reasons, including space restrictions in most glider rudder pedal areas, the wearing of boots of any kind is prohibited.

John Hughes,
Jul 8, 2014, 9:23 AM
John Hughes,
Sep 11, 2014, 9:31 AM