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About Finger Lakes Soaring Club

We have approximately 30 members, ranging in experience from beginning students to nationally-ranked competition pilots. Membership is open to anyone interested in soaring and willing to participate in the volunteer operation of the club.   We have a fleet of 5 gliders and 2 towplanes, along with about 8 privately-owned aircraft.

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The club operates from the Dansville Airport, which is approximately 50 miles south of Rochester.    Our flying activities begin in early April and extend through November. Weather permitting, flight operations occur on weekends and holidays during these months, with impromptu operations on weekdays.

From April through October there is usually someone available at the airport each Saturday and Sunday between 9 AM and 5 PM.

The FLSC is a not-for-profit organization, formed to promote the sport of soaring. The club was founded in 1949 by 10 pilots living in Rochester, NY. Five years later the club moved to Batavia to provide better accessibility to Buffalo-based members.   In 1963 the club moved to its current location in Dansville, NY and changed its name to Finger Lakes Soaring.

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Glider Ride Opportunities    

Rides - Soar Like a Bird

Rides are usually available from May through October, Saturday and Sunday by reservation or on a walk-in basis. We do recommend you contact us in advance to avoid bad weather or long delays waiting for a flight.

The best method is to complete our Ride Reservation form, but you are also welcome to email us.

A 2,000 foot tow usually results in a ride of approximately 15 minutes from takeoff to landing. One of our two-seat instructional Gliders will be used for the ride, depending on availability.

Cost Description
$110 2,000 ft
$145 3,000 ft
$200 "Mile High" (5,280 ft)
$250 Introductory 3 Flight Instruction

Directions to the Finger Lakes Soaring Club hangar at the Dansville airport (KDSV)
    From Rochester, take I-390 SOUTH to Dansville Exit 5 (first Dansville exit.)
    At the stop sign, turn left and go under I-390 to the stop light.
    Turn right on to NY-36 and go 0.2 miles to Maple St
    Turn left onto Maple St and go 0.3 miles to Forbes St
    Turn left on Forbes St.   Continue past the Matthews Bus Co
    The FLSC hangar will be on your left. Park anywhere along the fence.

Contact Information    
Finger Lakes Soaring Club
3 Forbes St.
Dansville, NY 14437
Call: (585) 335-5849
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