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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. $100 for the 3,000-footer and $160 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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The Soaring Season at PGC Has Begun!
If you've always dreamed of flying, make this the year in which you make the dream come true. Visit PGC any weekend the sun is shining to have a look around, meet the club members, and perhaps enjoy an orientation flight with an FAA commercial pilot or instructor. Interested in joining? Contact one of the membership team members via the "Contact" or "Join Today" buttons.
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Glider Flight Training Scholarships Now Open for Application
The Jordyn Agostini Soaring Education Assoc., LLC (JASEA) 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.
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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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Pot Luck Picnic at Philadelphia Glider Council Airfield...You are welcomed to attend.
In joyful celebration of getting together with one another and other aviation minded friends, we are having a pot luck picnic on Saturday Nov. 3, 2018 starting at 3PM. Bring a main course or side dish or desert to share with the gang. (If it rains, we'll hold the party in a hangar.)
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