“If birds can glide for long periods of time, then… why can’t I ?” - Orville Wright
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).
Additional information on getting a Glider Pilot License or Rating:
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Directions And Contact Information
Club Member Fee Structure
(*1) A 6 month membership may be converted to a Full membership for an additional $350.00 during the 6 Month period.
* $5.00 Discount for groups of 5, pre-scheduled on demo days. $10.00 Discount for students. At most one discount applies.
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
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