Flying Gliders on Long Island since 1955
Hello and welcome to the The Long Island Soaring Association Web Site. We are a soaring club based at Brookhaven Calabro Airport in Shirley Long Island. We get together every weekend to fly our sailplanes, and to teach, and learn about the sport of soaring. We also offer Power Pilot training in our Cessna C-172 at a very reasonable rate. The club, an SSA chapter, is a non-profit club, incorporated in 1955 by some soaring enthusiasts. As a non-profit club our aim is to promote the sport of soaring, and make it affordable, to all . We also strive to promote the science of airmanship, air navigation, the science of meteorology and related subjects.
Interested in a sightseeing flight? We offer a Sightseeing Flight for those who want to experience flight in a glider and to see the surrounding sights from the air. The bays, Fire Island National Seashore, Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge and the Smith Point Beach are all visible when you take a sightseeing flight south of the airport. You will take a tow to 4000 feet and experience a flight higher and longer than our typical training flight. The price for this flight is $150.
So if you ever wanted to learn how to pilot a sailplane, or would like to find out more about soaring then we invite you to come out and take an introductory sailplane ride.