Top 12 Reasons

Here are the top 12 reasons why you should receive your flight training at SkyKingSoaring:

  • The weather is almost always great in Payson, Arizona, USA.
  • Did I mention thermals to 18,000 MSL in May and June and wave to FL 220 in the late winter and spring? 80 mile visibility is common here in the desert Southwest.
  • Mountain flying is the rule around Payson—you can learn about density altitude and orographic lift and sink too!
  • Your World Class Certificated Flight Instructor has over 6000 hours of flight time, 4500 of those in Touring Motorgliders, and he has the most Stemme S6 and Diamond HK 36 time of any instructor in the USA.
  • Your instructor has received a factory checkout in the Stemme S6RT and been found to be competent and knowledgeable about the product.
  • You will receive a thorough one-on-one review of all elements of the Pilot Operating Handbook.
  • You will receive a well thought out checklist for operation of the motorglider.
  • You will be treated with respect and taught to your level of proficiency—whether you are a 13 year old student or a 50 year old ATP. Sky King Soaring regularly licenses pilots after passing an FAA practical test.
  • Sky King Soaring’s pass rate with the FAA is roughly 98%–good odds indeed.
  • In fact your instructor was chosen by the FAA to train the FAA inspector who must certify the examiners who conduct checkrides in motorgliders. letter of reference
  • Your instructor was chosen by Lockheed Martin to check out their test pilots in the Diamond motorglider they purchased through Sky King Soaring.
  • Your instructor was chosen by Aviation Consumer to provide S6RT instruction for their recent cover article on the Stemme motorglider.