Lanier Flight Center > Glider Pilot

Private pilot Glider Training 

Adding a glider rating to your Single engine Land or Private Pilot License. Cost for flight instruction is approximately $4,000 – $5,000 for a private add-on and $6,000 for a commercial add-on. Or begin from scratch and learn to soar as your first flight skill if you are 14 years and older. No Medical required 

Requirements to earn your rating

Glider Pilot Ratings

Private Pilot-Glider

  • Are at least 16 years of age; and
  • Have logged at least 10 hours of flight time in a glider and that flight time must include at least 20 total glider flights, and
  • Have 2 hours of solo flight time in a glider, and
  • Have passed the FAA written examination; and
  • Have passed the flight exam with a FAA Examiner.

Commercial Pilot-Glider

Commercial Pilots-Glider must…

  • Be at least 18-years of age
  • Pass a written FAA examination
  • Hold a Private Pilot license with…
    • 25 hours of flight time in gliders and
    • 100 glider flights as pilot-in-command, or a total of 200 hours of flight time in heavier-than-air aircraft including 20 glider flights as pilot-in-command, 3 hours or ten flights training in a glider, and five solo flights in a glider and pass a flight test.

Certified Flight Instructors-Glider

Certified Flight Instructors-Glider must…

  • Hold a commercial rating
  • Pass a written and flight test
  • Have an endorsement from a qualified instructor of aeronautical knowledge and flight of proficiency
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Give us a call today

Learn more about our glider program today, our team would be happy to help with any specific questions you might have on how to get started on your glider rating or Add-on