Flight Instruction

Learn to Soar in a Motorglider!

Adding a glider rating to your SEL or PPL. Cost for flight instruction is approximately $2500-3000 for a private add-on and $3000 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 (Sky King Soaring flight school has instructed students up to 92 years old). To learn more about you flight instructor click here.

Flying with a 15 year old student in the pilot’s seat.

No medical or driver license is necessary to learn to fly and operate a motorglider. This is particularly important to those who have lost their medicals or to those who don’t qualify for a light sport rating. For all advantages of a motorglider compared to a light sport see our comparison page.

We now provide video supported flight instruction … makes you a perfect pilot sooner!

In our aircraft

The Diamond Xtreme motorglider charge is $125 per hour plus $85 per hour for flight instruction, for a total of $210 per hour for dual flight instruction. Ground instruction is $75 per hour.

Ferry charges to your location are $105 per hour…which is 1/2 the dual rate… from Payson, AZ.

In your aircraft

In your (Diamond, Stemme S6 or S10 , Pipstrel Pipistrel Sinus or Virus and Super Ximango) motorglider, Sky King Soaring™ can fly with you for $85 per hour in a tricycle gear or $100 per hour in a tailwheel or retractable gear for flight instruction, or $500 per day plus expenses at your location.

Our flight school of excellence offers training at all levels – private, commercial, or flight instructor (CFIG).

Students from abroad

If you have no flight experience expect to spend up to $6000 for a private glider rating (PPL Glider) and up to $7000 for a commercial glider rating. COSTS MAY BE LESS if you have previous flight experience and are quite fluent in English. It is possible to learn to fly in our flight school and receive a (motor-) glider license without a medical certification even if you are not an American resident!

Check It Out

Check out the TOP 12 REASONS why you should receive your flight training at Sky King Soaring. And see what others have said about training with Russ Hustead.

Learn to soar with Sky King Soaring.
About 98% of our students students passes the FAA practical test!