Soaring is the art and science of flying gliders, aerodynamic marvels which in the hands of skilled pilots can stay aloft for hours using no engine or fuel.
Introductory Experience: A soaring flight designed to let you experience the thrill of being towed into the air behind our powerful Pawnee, being released 2,500 – 3,000 feet above the ground where you’ll have a true birds-eye view of North Alabama. Our pilots will guide the glider through some gentle maneuvers demonstrating basic soaring and cruising methods. Your landing will return you to our 2,200-foot grass runway where your friends and family await. Cost: $125
Flights are weather dependent and will need to be scheduled accordingly.
Moontown Airport (K3M5), 200 Airport Drive, Brownsboro, AL 35741
Plan on being at the airport for approximately 1 hour.
Very casual and cool clothing. The cockpits of gliders are not cooled and can get quite warm until we’re at higher altitudes. You’ll want to wear sunglasses and sunscreen. Hats with-out brims on the sides and without “button-cap beans” on top are recommended. Comfortable shoes that you can wear walking on soft grass.
-Participants need to be age 13 or older. Talk with our pilots if you have questions on this suggestion.
-Health – We recommend you be in good health, with no medical limitations. If you think you are prone to motion sickness, please talk with one of our pilots on steps you can take to be prepared, so your experience is as pleasant and fun as possible.
-Weight – Weight and Balance is a key factor in all flying sports, and especially in gliders. Our aircraft limits participants to 242 lbs. Height is also a factor, so please discuss this with your pilot who will confirm if you are within the limits of the aircraft.
-Disabilities: Individuals with physical disabilities are able to fly properly-outfitted gliders as well as anyone. At Huntsville Soaring, we do not have gliders with these controls, but we can still provide the Introductory Experience flights to all individuals.
-Number of participants: We can only accommodate one individual per Experience flight. If multiple people wish to fly consecutively, please discuss this with our pilots beforehand, and we will do our best to accommodate your desires.