Welcome to the El Paso Soaring Society! Our
club is a non-profit organization that exists to promote and facilitate the
sport of soaring, which is sustained gliding flight. To learn more about
soaring, please visit the Soaring Society of America's
The El Paso Soaring Society is located in the
high desert of far west Texas, home to some of the greatest soaring conditions
in the United States! We operate all year, with abundant summer thermals to
carry our gliders hundreds of miles, and strong winter mountain waves to lift
our gliders tens of thousands of feet! Nearby, we have both the Franklin and
Sacramento Mountains which offer incredible ridge soaring opportunities!
Our club has certified flight instructors
available to teach you how to soar, as well as our own Federal Aviation
Administration Designated Pilot Examiner to issue you your own pilot's
certificate. Besides initial glider training, we can teach you advanced soaring
techniques, including cross-country soaring.
We are able to
offer some of the lowest rates for club membership, glider rental and launch due
to the generosity of our club's members. Our tow pilots, flight instructors and
examiner all offer their services for free. All of our members are encouraged
and requested to contribute to the club in any way that they can, so that we may
continue to keep our costs down.