Introductory Lessons With Hollister Soaring Center
Whether you’re an experienced pilot or a have no prior aviation experience, we have lessons tailored to your needs just a short drive south of the Bay Area in Hollister, CA. Learn to fly with our professional glider flight instruction that will take you from your first flight to solo, & to your FAA Private Pilot Glider certificate. Additional instruction in cross country soaring, glider aerobatics, & advanced certificates (Commercial Glider & Certified Flight Instructor-Glider) is also available, as well as the training to get your certificates!
Costs of learning in a glider or sailplane are a fraction of learning to fly in powered aircraft. Certification is also typically faster, requiring just 10 hours of solo flight compared to 40 in powered aircraft. This makes it an ideal entry into flight, even for kids 12 and up. Once you are certified, inexpensive access to high-performance sailplanes is provided by local clubs.
Our introductory lessons are shown here, and are a great way to get off the ground on day one. If you have questions please contact us. Book your first lesson today, and we’ll see you in Hollister soon!
Need Some One-on-One Time with an Instructor? No Problem! Our instructors and gliders are available for an hourly rate.
Introductory Lesson (1 Hour)
One-on-one ground and flight instruction.
3000’ tow with approximately 15-20 min flight time.
Introductory Lesson (1.5 Hour)
One-on-one ground and flight instruction
Glider pilot’s log book with your first logged glider flight lesson
Glider flight training manual
3 month membership in the Soaring Society of America
4500′ tow glider flight lesson with a glider instructor