“If birds can glide for long periods of time, then… why can’t I ?” - Orville Wright
 About Us                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
We are the Fault Line Flyers - a glider club with members from the Central Texas (Austin) area.   Our goal is to promote, educate and encourage participation in the sport of soaring.  We are a not-for-profit corporation and a local chapter of the Soaring Society of America.  
 
To join FLF, an applicant must purchase a (non-refundable) membership in the club and become a member of the SSA. All members are asked to pitch in to run the club and minimize operating costs. We have about 60 active members.
 
The club operates every weekend from a club owned airport with a 4800 foot grass runway in Briggs, Texas. The club provides flight instructions to its club members and has programs to obtain a Private Pilot Glider license for the beginner, solo pilot, or those who wish to add a Glider rating to their Airplane license.
 
Aero tow, and auto tow operations are available, all of which are conducted with an emphasis on safety. Fault Line Flyers has an excellent safety record, thanks in large part to the great depth of experience among its members and instructors.
 
Come Fly With Us!                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
 
 
The first Saturday of each month we host a Demo Day where we invite visitors to come out for an introductory ride!. The introductory ride will be with one of our instructors or commercial pilots to experience soaring. These rides are typically about 30 minutes.
We provide rides in two different classes of aircraft. Our Schwietzer 2-33 trainer constructed of metal with some cloth covering, and our Grob Twin Astir constructed of fiberglass. The Grob has better aerodynamic performance and consequently is more expensive. You can choose which aircraft you want to fly in. The price is $60 and $80 respectively. A $10 discount is available for students, a $5 discount is available for groups of 5 or more that contact us in advance. Also, there are few gifts that are as unique or memorable as treating someone to a Soaring flight
 
Come out if you want to fly, or just watch!

If the weather is questionable call us on Demo Day at (512) 489-2344 (Messages & Calls are monitored on Weekends Only)
  • First flights start around 12:00. The best flying conditions are usually 1:00 - 4:00.
  • When you show up, ask around to get your name added to the flight list. We provide rides on a first come/first serve basis.
  • Pack a lunch. We have a shaded deck, a bathroom, and refrigerator with sodas available. There is a gas station/restaurant with a grill about 2 miles north of our airport on 183.

Additional information on getting a Glider Pilot License or Rating:

 
Club Aircraft                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  
The Club has:
  • Four Gliders:
    • 2 Schweizer 2-33 (Two seat metal and cloth glider)
    • 1 Grob Twin Astir (Two seat fiber glass glider)
    • 1 Schweizer 1-26E (One seat metal and cloth glider)
  • Two Tow Planes:
    • 1 Pawnee-235HP N42VA (Tow Plane)
    • 1 Cessna 152-180HP N48887 (Tow Plane)
  • Additionally, there are approximately 20 gliders owned by club members
 
 
Directions And Contact Information                                                                                                                                                         
 
Club Member Fee Structure                                                                                                                                                                        
 
Membership Fees
Full Membership (non-refundable) $550.00
(*1) 6 Month membership (non-refundable)
$200.00
(*2) Student membership (non refundable) $100.00
Monthly Dues
Regular Member Dues (per month) $36.00
(*3) Guest Fee (per month)
Student Member Dues (per month)
$36.00
$13.00
Family Members Dues (per month) $13.00
SSA membership (per year, required) $64.00
Storage at field (Trailer, Aircraft tie-down) (per month) $10.00

(*1) A 6 month membership may be converted to a Full membership for an additional $350.00 during the 6 Month period.
(*2) Student membership is limited by member obligated risk pool. Students are limited to flying the 2-33's
(*3) Guest Fees apply to pilots that belong to other clubs and wish to fly their glider at FLF.

Flight Fees
*Demo Flight in SGS 2-33
*Demo Flight in Grob Twin Astir

$60.00
$80.00
Aero tow, private glider
$27.00
Aero tow, club glider(Add $5.00 for Grob)$31.00
Pattern tow (1,000 ft.), private glider
$18.00
Pattern tow (1,000 ft.), club glider(Add $2.50 for Grob)$22.00
Aero tow, Each additional 1000 ft.
$9.00
Auto tow, private glider
$6.00
Auto tow, club glider(Add $2.50 for Grob)$10.00
Self Launch
No Charge
Recovery, up to 10 NM each way, private
$42.00
Recovery over 10NM + each NM over 10 NM
$42.00 + $3.25/NM

* $5.00 Discount for groups of 5, pre-scheduled on demo days. $10.00 Discount for students. At most one discount applies.

Instruction fees
Instructor fees are negotiated between the student and the instructor. The fee will nominally be about $15.00/hr or $5.00/flight.
 
 
The Club Board Of Directors                                                                                                                                                                      
 
For additional information, please email us at: soar.flf@gmail.com

 Board of Directors


 2017-2018
 President Greg Aaron
 Vice President Gregg Squires
 Treasurer Peter Jarvis
 Secretary
 Puru Gohil
 Chief Safety Officer Peter English
 Chief Tow Pilot Tom West
 Chief Instructor Bill Brinkman
 Maintenance Officer
 Herbert Taylor
 Chief Duty Officer Charles Brigance