SSA Youth logo SAILPLANES AND YOUTH
...ARE MADE FOR EACH OTHER
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Sailplanes are very motivating aircraft: attractively streamlined, ultimately efficient, structurally advanced, silent and ecological, they can be flown a thousand miles on atmospheric energy. Sailplanes are also ideal for introducing youth to aviation: An FAA Student Pilot License may be earned at age 14, in a week's time, for under $600. Aerodynamics, meteorology, and accurate airwork are the essence of the training, a foundation for flying recommended by even the most high-tech airline pilots. Gliding is also a very social activity, the perfect flight context for intensive summer camps that build adolescents into responsible, cooperative adults. Glider flying leads into soaring, an exciting nature sport that teenagers are quick to appreciate and master but that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. >From 1920s Germany to today's US Air Force Academy, gliding has shown tremendous value in getting younger generations airborne for career or recreation.

YOUNG? WANT TO LEARN TO FLY? DO IT IN A SAILPLANE!
...and keep it up to discover soaring, the world's most popular air sport

TRAINING to Solo is

THE FLYING STYLE stresses

FLIGHT OPERATIONS are

GROUND OPERATIONS stress

AIRCRAFT are


For more info: Join the
Soaring Society of America. $55/yr ($27/yr under age 23)
Benefits include the monthly magazine Soaring, ability to earn badges, set records, enter contests
PO Box 2100, Hobbs NM 88241-2100. (505)392-1177. (505)392-8154 (FAX). info@ssa.org


John H. Campbell
SSA Youth Chairman

Last revised 10-Jan-00