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Have you always wanted to fly but thought you didn’t have the time or money, or didn’t know how to start? Illini Glider Club can help get you off the ground! We’re a group of hobbyist glider pilots who would love to recruit members like YOU to our club! Come to a FREE info session and learn everything you need to get started. Get an introduction to gliders and discover the basics of flying. Learn about instruments, navigation, weather, and flight planning. Find out about the different types of licenses available, and what it takes to earn yours. Discover how you can join our club and gain access to our gliders, tow planes, and experienced pilots. We can get you into the air this weekend!
The Intro session will be offered 3 times: Feb 6th, Feb 27th and March 20th.
Gliding is the most youth friendly aviation activity. Children as young as 12-13 can start taking flight lessons, and FAA allows children as young as 14 to fly solo flights. They can earn their glider pilot license at age 16, two years earlier than a driver’s license.