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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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Glider Flight Training Scholarships Now Open for Application
The Jordyn Agostini Soaring Education Assoc., LLC (JASEA) is a tax deductible 501 C-3 organization that offers financial support for flight training at PGC for young people with a strong desire to fly. If you are a currently enrolled academic student from age 14 to 21 who wants to learn to fly but don't have the cash to join PGC, hit the "sign me up" button and provide your name, email, age, where you live, parent contact info if you are under 18 years old, school you attend, and a description of the reason you want to get glider flight training. If you would like to donate to the fund, please see our notice further down on the front page of the website.
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Want to give soaring a serious try? Sign up for three Aeronautical Orientation Flights (AOF's) with our FAA certificated instructors.
The deal is $250....3 AOF flights with an instructor, a log book, and the classic glider flight training book, "Glider Basics" by Thomas Knauff.
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Donate Now to Help Deserving Girls & Boys to Become the Aviators of Tomorrow
The Jordyn Agostini Soaring Education Association (JASEA) is a tax deductible 501 C-3 organization whose mission is to enable young people, who could not otherwise afford flight training, to become the aviators of tomorrow. We believe that there is now a world of career opportunity in the aviation industry; as pilots, technicians, engineers, and administrators. Our young flight students have experienced tremendous personal growth, maturity, persistence, judgement, technical knowledge, and responsibility through aviation. These are vital qualities that last a lifetime no matter what career may be followed. All contributions go to soaring flight training and ground school fees. Please send your check made out to JASEA, in whatever amount you can manage, to our treasurer, Bob O'Brien, 465 Sharon Road, Colmar,PA 18915
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We are going to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy annex at Dulles Everyone welcome - Bring your family and friends
This is a wonderful trip in a luxury motor coach on January 27, 2019. The price is $37.50 per person and includes travel only. Museum admission is free! This is the greatest collection of aircraft types in North America. We will meet in the Montgomery Mall lower parking lot by light pole #34. We will be traveling in a Hagey Tours Luxury Motor Coach with lavatory facilities aboard. The bus will be departing sharply at 8:00 AM. We will make a coffee stop about one hour into the trip. We will enjoy popular aviation movies playing while we drive. Lunch is on your own at the museum restaurants. The bus will depart for home at 4:00 PM. We will make a dinner stop at the Maryland house use on I-95 on the way home. We will arrive back at the Montgomery Mall parking lot at about 8:30 PM. Respond to this email with your contact info to reserve your spot.
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AOPA Flight Training Scholarships You Should Know About!
https://www.aopa.org/training-and-safety/students/flight-training-scholarships (Copy and Paste into your browser.)
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