Glider operations take place every weekend, weather permitting. Wednesday operations take place on occasion, but contact us us before coming out on a Wednesday.
Visitors should drive to the terminal building at Brookhaven Airport (135 Dawn Dr., Shirley, NY 11967) and ask the airport staff to call us on the radio.
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.
Prospective members must attend two LISA monthly meetings and have completed three prepaid flights. A Membership Application should be filled out prior to the second meeting.
LISA has members who are FAA Certified Flight Instructors and volunteer their time on weekends teaching our members to fly. You don't have to have any prior flying experience to join. We're a club and not a commercial operation, so we operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. We enjoy introducing prospective members the joys of flying, but cannot take reservations to fly at a particular time.
LISA Club Members are expected to help out bringing the aircraft and other equipment out to the flight line, and put everything away at the end of the day. We've got two work parties a year where we wash and wax the gliders and enjoy a nice BBQ afterwards.
|One Time Fee Membership Fee (Senior)||$600|
|Membership Fee (Junior, under age 21)||$300|
|Cessna 172 Surcharge (only for those who opt to fly the club C172)||$20|
|Soaring Society of America Dues (annual)||as set by SSA|
|Cessna 172 (per tach hour) You must enroll in the LISA C-172 plan to use this plane||$115|
|Piper PA-25 (per tach hour)||$45|
|Piper PA-18 (per tach hour)||$100|
|Hook up and first 1000 feet||$19|
|Each additional 500 feet||$5|
|LISA Aero-tow retrieves (per aero-tow, plus tach hour charge)||$5|
Guest Flights (Payable by cash or check only, no credit cards)
3 flights are requried for membership eligibility
|First Introductory Training Flight||$120|
|Subsequent Introductory Training Flights||$60|