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Soaring with the eagles among the clouds.

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Learn to 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 exhilarating.

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 perseverance 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 flight school composed 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


Great Gift for Yourself or a Friend: Soaring Flight Gift Certificate
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 3,000 feet above the earth in one of our modern sailplanes... a never to be forgotten experience. $120. May thru October from noon to 4:00 PM is the best time to fly (bring your camera). Gift certificates can be purchased in person at the field (on a dry sunny weekend day) or send an email to with your interest and we'll get back to you.
Glider Ground School Starts Winter, 2023
Five days of Ground School. Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM until about 12:30 PM. If interested, please send an email to .

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