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Soaring with the eagles among the clouds.
 

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Soar with the Philadelphia Glider Council

Soaring is the art and science of exploiting our knowledge of the atmosphere to pilot advanced motor-less aircraft, with perfect control, for hundreds of miles. It is akin to sailing, but in the ocean of air above us rather than on the seas. It is elegant, beautiful, and exhilirating.

Soaring, like all forms of aviation, relies on technical knowledge, stick and rudder skills, sharp intellect, and sound judgement. It requires an understanding of meteorology, aerodynamics, and navigation, as well as perserverance and safety awareness. From DaVinci to the Wright brothers, the dream of flight has captivated artists and scientists alike. It has spawned endless technological advances, changed our way of life, and created a great industry.

The Philadelphia Glider Council is a non-profit, membership-based club of men, women and families who are dedicated to the joy and adventure of soaring flight. We are located in beautiful Hilltown, Bucks County, PA. Schedule an Aeronautical Orientation Flight to experience soaring for yourself! Or visit us at the field any sunny weekend and ask the field manager to have someone give you the tour. Pack a picnic and enjoy the day. (No charge - all are welcome.)

"Just roll into a thermal, wing to wing with a bald eagle, and all the beauty of the world is there, just waiting for you."

- Alain, Member

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Gift Yourself or a Friend With a Soaring Flight
Give a gift that will not gather dust in the attic… an aeronautical orientation glider flight with an FAA certified commercial pilot over beautiful Bucks County. Learn about the 4 forces of flight as your pilot smoothly soars with you from either 3,000 or 5,280 feet above the earth in one of our modern sailplanes…a never to be forgotten experience. $120 for the 3,000-footer and $200 for the “Mile High”. May thru October from noon to 4:00 PM is the best time to fly. (Bring your camera.) Contact Phil Klauder at: phil.klauder@verizon.net to get your gift certificates now. You can also come out to field on a nice dry sunny weekend day to buy an orientation flight. Please be sure to call the field to confirm conditions are right for flight before dropping in. 215-822-9974.
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How to Contact Someone on the Membership Team
Click on any of the "Sign Me Up" or "Contact" buttons and fill out the info. We are happy to get voice messages, but because of the plague of SPAM voice mails, we ignore messages which are not accompanied by your name and email address on the information form. Your cell number and a good time to call are helpful as well. One of the membership team volunteers will reach out to you within 48 hours.
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15 Instruction Flights for only $899
For the first time, PGC is offering a limited one week special membership during our Summer 2019 intensive training Experience from July 23-29. Just beginning flight training, transitioning from power to glider, or freshening up your skills. Our expert training crew will help you meet your goals. This is a unique limited offer; a 7 day PGC membership with 15 guaranteed instructional flights in modern composite gliders. All for $899. You cannot beat this opportunity, act quickly. Contact Steve Devine, 267-515-4520, for more info and to sign up. (Send an email too: PGCsoaringGoFly@gmail.com Be sure to leave your cell number and name.)
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