If you are interested in a career in aviation, or just flying for fun, gliding is a great way to get started. You can solo a glider at age 14, and get your private pilot certificate with a glider rating at 16. When others are just getting their driver’s license, you can take family and friends for flights!
By starting out flying gliders, you get an earlier start than you can with airplanes. Also, you will learn the fundamentals of flight in its purest form. The success rate for students who start out in gliders is much higher than those that start out in airplanes. The United States Air Force Academy has a strong glider program for this very reason. GLIDERBOOKS Academy is offering Young Eagles four free courses that will give you an introduction to the sport of soaring, and teach you about gliders, their instruments, and aerodynamics.
To get started today, login to your EAA Account to get your Fly Gliders! Glider Training Bundle!