Courses provided by Treasure Coast Motorgliding are structured to allow the student to progress as rapidly as their skill level permits while attempting to keep their cost to the minimum required for completion.
The motor glider gives the instructor considerable flexibility designing each training session, flexibility that ensures required skills are mastered in the minimum amount of time.
By the time the student is ready to solo the glider they have strong stick and rudder skills, can hold precise speeds by reference to the natural horizon, understand how the wind effects the glide cone, are confident in executing approaches with the engine off, and can perform accuracy landings with a high level of consistency.
Training sessions also give them ample exposure to one of the thrills of glider flying, the thrill of soaring with the birds.
It’s an amazing experience to climb a glider in a reasonably strong thermal to cloud base and than go off in search of another one.
Airplane pilots go for the hundred dollar hamburger where glider pilots go in search of thermals to receive the reward of finding, centering, and cleanly flying the thermal to it’s maximum attainable altitude.
The FAA does require primary students complete the written knowledge test for Private Pilot Glider and Treasure Coast Motorgliding can help with this requirement.
We also provide training for someone who would like to pursue getting a license in airplane using a Luscombe 8E and a Cessna 152. The student would start their instruction in the Luscombe which provides an excellent platform for acquiring strong stick and rudder skills.
After soloing the Luscombe, the student is transitioned to the Cessna 152 for the cross country, instrument, and night flying phases of the training.
Benefits of this approach are the student graduates with strong stick and rudder skills as well as the ability to fly both tailwheeled and tricycle geared airplanes.
We now offer tail wheel endorsement training in a Luscombe 8E, an airplane with flying qualities well suited to this type of training. The training duration varies based on previous experiences but would typically take ten hours for a pilot with no previous experience with tail wheel aircraft.
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Treasure Coast Motorgliding in Vero Beach was established to provide cost effective flight training to aspiring glider pilots. The training methods used by Treasure Coast Motorgliding are based on more than 40 years of experience at many area flight training schools, which includes Piper Aircraft Corporation and Flight Safety Academy.
Treasure Coast Motorgliding is located at the New Hibiscus Airpark which is adjacent to the Outlet Mall in Vero Beach, Florida. We offer a full suite of training options for the glider pilot including Initial rating, Add On rating, self launch endorsement, and advance soaring techniques like locating and centering thermals.