Texas Soaring Association

Demonstration Glider RIDES

Take a demonstration ride for an introduction to gliders. You'll fly with an FAA-licensed glider pilot in one of our two-place sailplanes.

We typically operate 10am - 5pm Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays year round - weather permitting. Before noon is best. Please contact us about a week ahead to schedule your flight

For your comfort and safety, you will need to meet certain weight and height requirements. Passengers can be up to 6'4" and 225 lbs. and must be at least 10 years old. Smaller passengers and children will be evaluated for their comfort and ability to see out of the glider. Safety is our primary goal. Cost: $100 for a 20-30 minute flight payable on the field in cash or check only, no credit or debit cards accepted.

Email rides@texassoaring.org for information.

Learn to Fly Gliders

For Those New to Flying

No experience is necessary! If you have dreamed of flying gliders or adding a glider rating to your pilot certificate, you can learn as a member of Texas Soaring Association. 

Flying gliders is an FAA-regulated activity. You will begin with introductory instruction from a FAA Certified CFI-G (Certified Flight Instructor-Glider) in theory and training flights. The time it takes to solo in a glider varies depending on how much time you have to devote to training and how quickly you progress.

Soaring Society of America FAST package vouchers are also accepted. Please tell us when reserving your flight.

Email rides@texassoaring.org for information.

Glider Add-On Rating

If you hold an FAA pilot certificate, you can become a member of Texas Soaring Association and get your glider rating. Your instructor will develop a training program that fits your experience level and ignite your passion for soaring.

Visiting Glider Pilots

Texas Soaring Association offers short-term memberships for glider pilots who are visiting the area and wish to fly. You must be a current member of the Soaring Society of America and hold a current FAA glider rating to take a tow at TSA. You must also comply with the club rules, operations manual and any other applicable regulations.

Prospective members who would like to fly in are welcome. Announce on 123.30. Pattern is left traffic to runway 18 and right traffic to runway 36.

Please note: TSA is a private airfield.

Email: dutchliar@hotmail.com for information.


We Love Tow Pilots!Tow pilot at Texas Soaring Association

Glider pilots need tow pilots to get in the air. If you have 100+ hours of tailwheel time, we would be happy to talk with you about towing for TSA. Let us know if you are interested.

Email: dutchliar@hotmail.com for information.

Address: 9270 Singleton Rd., Midlothian, TX 76065 | PO Box 1069 | Phone: 972.775.4234

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