Fly like a bird
Fly like a bird
253 Warbird Lane
Driggs, Idaho 83422
Teton Aviation (FBO)
Phone: (208) 354-3100
Phone: (208) 354-2362 x 2195
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Gliding with the Civil Air Patrol:
Experience the Freedom of Flight
Are you looking for a way to experience the freedom of flight without the noise and expense of a powered aircraft? Look no further than gliding with the Civil Air Patrol (CAP).
The Civil Air Patrol is a volunteer organization dedicated to serving our communities and country through emergency services, aerospace education, and youth development. One of the exciting opportunities available to CAP members is gliding.
Gliders, also known as sailplanes, are aircraft designed to fly without an engine. They use the energy of the air around them to stay aloft, soaring through the skies with grace and precision. Gliding is a thrilling and challenging sport that requires skill and knowledge, but with the guidance of experienced CAP instructors, anyone can learn to fly.
CAP offers gliding opportunities to both cadets and senior members. Cadets can participate in the Glider Program, which provides training in basic flying skills and leads to solo flight. The program also includes opportunities for advanced training and competition. Senior members can participate in the Glider Instructor Pilot Program, which trains them to be glider flight instructors.
Flying a glider is a unique experience that offers a sense of freedom and connection to the natural world that is hard to find in other activities. Gliders are quiet and unobtrusive, allowing you to soar over landscapes and observe wildlife without disturbing them. Gliding also requires a deep understanding of meteorology, aerodynamics, and navigation, making it a challenging and rewarding mental exercise.
In addition to the personal benefits of gliding, participating in CAP's Glider Program also provides opportunities to serve your community and country. CAP members are often called upon to assist with search and rescue missions, disaster relief efforts, and other emergency services. By participating in the Glider Program, you can develop the skills and experience necessary to contribute to these important missions.
If you're interested in gliding with the Civil Air Patrol, the first step is to join CAP. CAP membership is open to U.S. citizens and legal residents aged 12 and up, and there are no previous aviation experience or training requirements. Once you join, you can begin working towards your glider pilot license and enjoy the thrill of soaring through the skies.
Don't miss this opportunity to experience the freedom of flight with the Civil Air Patrol. Join CAP and start your gliding adventure today.