NOTE: Introductory flights and membership for new student pilots for 2024 are now fully committed. If you would like to be added to the waitlist for 2025, you may email us at the Intro Flights email address.


We encourage prospective new members and aspiring pilots to try an introductory flight in a glider. The cost for 2024 is $240.  This flight is a 20 to 30 minute introduction to gliding that allows you to experience the sights, sounds and sensations of motorless flight.  This is not an instructional flight.  You will also have the opportunity to observe the ground operations to see what goes in to making a gliding operation work.  





Please note there is a maximum weight limit of 230 lbs, and a maximum height of approximately 6’3”.

Introductory flights must be planned and scheduled in advance as we are not able to accommodate walk-ins.  Once you are on our wait list, we will contact you one to two weeks in advance of your name coming up for a flight.  We are a volunteer club, rather than a business, so flights are provided by club members as they are willing and able to do so.  

Once your flight is scheduled, we will do our best to confirm with you 24-48 hours in advance with respect to weather, smoke, pilot availability, or other operational issues that may arise. On the day of your flight, we typically ask that you arrive at the Hope airport by 10:30 am unless an alternative arrangement has been made with your pilot.