Introduction to Gliders: Is Soaring for You?
Do you dream of flying like a bird? Soaring though the sky in a glider may be just the hobby for you! Gliders, or sailplanes, are a special kind of aircraft that doesn't use an engine to fly. Come hear how they work, the ways they are used, and why even the United States Air Force trains their pilots in gliders before advancing to military aircrafts. Learn where you can pursue the sport near the Twin Cities area, whether you want to become a pilot or just take a ride.
Paul Campobasso has been a glider pilot for over 20 years and is an FAA certificated flight instructor. He's also the Chief Flight Instructor for the Red Wing Soaring Association operating at the Osceola, Wisconsin airport. Paul also flies single engine airplanes including those that tow gliders.