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                            PPL no Medical needed" "Learn to Soar

Flight Instruction ...

... Learn to Soar in a Motorglider!

NEW: Video supported flight instruction ... makes you sooner a perfect pilot!

Adding a glider rating to your SEL or PPL. Cost for flight instruction is approximately $2000-2500 for a private add-on and $2500 for a commercial add-on. Or begin from scratch and learn to soar as your first flight skill if you are 14 years and older (Sky King Soaring flight school has instructed students up to 80 years). To learn more about you flight instructor visit our meet the pilot page.

No medical or driver license is necessary to learn to fly and operate a motorglider. This is particularly important to those who have lost their medicals or to those who don't qualify for a light sport rating. For all advantages of a motorglider compared to a light sport see our
motorglider page.

    In our aircraft 

    The Diamond Xtreme motorglider charge is $119 per Hobbs or flight hour, and $50 per hour for flight instruction (or ground instruction).  

    Ferry charges to your location are $79 per hour...which is 1/2 the dual rate... from Payson, AZ.

    In your aircraft

    In your (Diamond, Stemme S6 or S10 , Pipstrel Pipistrel Sinus or Virus and Super Ximango) motorglider, Sky King Soaring™ can fly with you for $60 per hour in a tricyle gear or $80 per hour in a tailwheel or retractable gear for flight instruction (or ground instruction), or $450 per day plus expenses at your location.

Our flight school of exellence offers training at all levels - private, commercial, or flight instructor (CFIG).   

Students from abroad  -  If you have no flight experience expect to spend up to $5000 for a private glider rating (PPL Glider) and up to $6000 for a commercial glider rating. COSTS MAY BE LESS if you have previous flight experience and are quite fluent in English. It is possible to learn to fly in our flight school and make a (motor-) glider license without a medical certification even if you are not an american resident!

TOP 12 REASONS why you should receive your flight training at SkyKingSoaring: - click here -

Learn to soar with SkyKingSoaring - about 98% of our students students passes the FAA pratical test:

For more information about flight training contact Russ Hustead, 602 622-2257, russ@skykingsoaring.com

Our Photo Gallery

Hunter (Russ' eldest son) looking smug in the right seat with friend Geoff Wiswell, both received their glider ratings at Sky King Soaring!
Hunter and
Russ congratulates Jens from Germany after passing his checkride.
Dr. Neal of Scottsdale was the person who introduced Russ to motorgliders!
Dr. Neal
Russ and 14 year old Matt after his frist solo flight!
The youngest client of Sky King Soaring:
Russ and 6 year old Fabian
Hank, age 80, gets his logbook signed after he passes his checkride in Houston, TX.
Dan of Oklahoma with Tom Allen, FAA Examiner after passing his checkride!  Congratulations Dan!
Bart of Ontario, CA looking proud of himself after passing his checkride!
Lovely folks Lynn and Dan from Oklahoma prepare to return home in their Baron after a week in Payson while Dan earned his glider rating.
Lynn and Dan
Norman 1

Norman from Mexico City!  Can I fly this for my checkride? 

Norman receiving congratulations from FAA examiner Terry Brandt!
Norman 2

Brady lands with his fabulous smile after his first soaring flight!

Dr. Mike of Phoenix ready for training in his Super Ximango!
Dr. Mike
Student Bob
Dr. Bob is congratulated by Terry Claussen, FAA Examiner after he passes his checkride!
Marilyn and David take a break from valley temperatures for a drive up to Payson and their first soaring rides!
Marilyn and David
Charlie Russ gets the opportunity to visit cousin Charlie at Herlong Airport in Jacksonville, Florida while training pilots in Daytona Beach
Another perfect engine off landing in beautiful Payson! Motorglider

A Perfect (Motor) Glider (engine off) Landing Sequence at Estrella Sailport 

during a soaring contest !

                              Landing 1

                              Landing 2

                              Landing 3

                              Landing 4


Contact us:

Reservations:  (602) 622-2257

    Russ Hustead, CFIG, Owner       

Questions?   russ@skykingsoaring.com