Memberships are Available!!
The Central Alabama Soaring Association was formed by the joining of the Birmingham Soaring Society and the Sylacauga Soaring Society. Membership in the club is available. There is a $300 initiation fee with monthly club dues of $60. The club membership includes use of the club gliders, access to areo tow services by the club Pawnee and the priceless experience of meeting other pilots and students of this sport. The typical charges for areo tow services is about $35 (3000 MSL tow, plus $5 hook fee). Tow charges are $1 per hundred feet of altitude towed plus a $5 hook fee.
We can be found in the skies above Sylacauga and the surrounding area almost any weekend when weather conditions allow for safe flight. Visitors are welcome to drop in and ask questions or simply observe flight operations on the field.
We have a “Fast Start” package for those interested in a demo flight with an experienced pilot where you will get some hands-on experience with the controls of one of our two-place gliders. The Fast Start program includes a 30 day membership in the club and in the Soaring Society of America, our national organization, flight and ground time with an instructor, flight log book and a soaring flight manual. This package is designed to be both introductory for those new to flying and an introduction to soaring for power pilots who may be interested in a add-on glider rating.
NEW!! Glider Rides Available!!
For those who just want the experience of flying in a glider, the club is offering a flight of approximately 30 minutes with a tow by a Pawnee airplane. A certified glider pilot will provide the experience of quiet flight in one of our two-place gliders. The cost is $99, the same as our Fast Start package described above. Call any of our members on our contact page to setup your flight.
Our club promotes flight and ground operations safety above all else. Our goal is to guide our students with quality instruction and expand each pilot’s abilities and knowledge of soaring in multiple areas, including cross country flight.