Welcome to Cypress Soaring


Learning to fly gliders could be one of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding experiences of your life. You will start flying, with the help of a flight instructor, almost immediately. As you gain skills, knowledge, experience and confidence, more responsibility for your flights will be given to you, until that one special day when your instructor steps out of the aircraft and tells you to take it solo. That first flight alone is truly an unforgettable experience. There is more about learning to fly than just "driving" the aircraft. You will need to learn about aerodynamics, weather, federal aviation flight rules, and flight safety. You will also learn about soaring to high altitudes, and long distances in cross country flights. Eventually you will take written and flight tests of your knowledge and skill to prove you are competent to become a certificated private pilot.