SASSi Discovery Flights


If you are a adventure loving person, and would like to try a glider flight for yourself - this is the place for you!  San Antonio Soaring provides hundreds of introductory "Discovery Flights" each year.  Eager passengers range from children from ten years old to folks in their eighties, who want to experience the excitement of flight without a engine.

SASSi's Discovery Flights can last anywhere from twenty minutes to almost a hour - depending on your desires and comfort level. Starting flights climb to 3,000 feet above ground level, and will last twenty to thirty minutes - depending on the amount of rising air (lift).  Longer and more involved flights can include aircraft maneuvers and glider performance demonstrations, depending on your comfort level.   Of course, the duration of all flights will depend on the amount of rising air that day and time.

Prices are appropriate to the length of the flight, the altitude the tow-plane takes us to, and the pilot needed for your flight.  Our club's costs are designed to cover our costs with just a bit left over to grow our non-profit association.

Here is a list of the Discovery Flights offered (which are also available as Gift Certificates):

Discovery Flight

$109 for youth

(under 16)

$149 for adults


The glider is aerotowed to 3,000 feet above the ground.  An introduction to

soaring is presented, along with a tour of the local area and attractions.  The

flight usually lasts 20-30 minutes in length.


Excursion Flight 
 (most popular flight offered!)




Includes an introduction to the aircraft, aerotow to 3500' above ground level, with about 30-40 minutes of sightseeing and an introduction to soaring, with demonstration of glider  manuvers such as hard turns, wing overs, and even a roller coaster maneuver!





The glider is towed to 4,000  feet above the ground and introduction to thermaling is performed, along with demonstration of glider maneuvers, demonstration of slow flight, adverse yaw,  and performance maneuvers.



SASSI does not conduct instruction on these flights, they are an introduction to soaring.  If you are interested in learning more about the club and learning to fly gliders, please contact the club President, JJ Romano at (210) 601-4360, leave a message and call back number.  He will contact you  as soon as he can.




Liability Waiver  must be signed before flight

One day auxiliary membership included


So, how can you purchase a Gift Certificate, a Discovery Flight, and schedule the flight?  Very easy!

The San Antonio Soaring Society is based at Boerne Stage Airport, on the N.W. side of San Antonio (just past Fiesta Texas).  A simple phone call to the airport at 830-981-2345 can purchase a Gift Certificate or Discovery Flight with a credit card, or payment can be made at the time of the flight. Paper gift certificates can be purchased at the desk and come in a nice folder, an excellent gift suitable for birthdays or other events.


Phoning the airport front desk is also the way to schedule a date/time for your flight - putting your flight on the schedule and committing that time to your enjoyment.  Walk-ins are possible - if a glider, a glider-pilot, and a tow-pilot are available at that time.  So its best to schedule beforehand.


Traveling to Boerne Stage Airport is simple with this Google Map - only about 5 miles north of Hwy1604 along I-10, off of Boerne Stage Road (near Dos Cerros Dr).


Good luck with your first experience soaring like the birds!  We're certain you'll enjoy the experience!