Join the Club!

Sanford Soaring is always looking for new members, and membership has its privileges (access to gliders, towing, etc.) For more information, click here.

Glider Rides

We’re not a commercial operation, so we’re unable to offer glider rides to the general public. But a one-day prospective membership includes a demonstration flight so you can try out soaring for yourself before deciding.  Contact us to set up a time if you’re interested!

Learn to Soar!

Gliding is, perhaps, the purest form of aviation. It’s just you, a simple aircraft and mother nature enjoying some quiet time aloft. At Sanford Soaring, a number of our members are also instructors who would be thrilled to help you learn to fly gliders.

Transition to Gliders!

Gliding is to flying as sailing is to boating. When powered pilots transition to gliders, new apsects of meteorology, aerodynamics and nature are opened up. And they become better powered pilots as a result.

To learn about what it takes to add a glider rating to a pilot certificate, click here.

Welcome to the Sanford Soaring club!

Formed in 2016 by a group of soaring enthusiasts, we have members ranging in age from 14 to 83 and two club gliders.
The 2017 season is getting close…  We expect to assemble gliders by mid April if the weather holds out!


Have you ever wanted to soar above southern Maine, playing with the hawks and eagles, with nothing but the sound of the wind whistling past your ears?

Sanford Soaring is a non-profit club, operated by its members purely for the joy of soaring. We are offering a few different membership options, with special ultra-low rates for student members willing to help out with sweat equity!

We’re based at the Sanford Regional Airport (KSFM) in York County, Maine. (Just a little more than an hour north of Boston). Our operations area is huge, with plenty of room for student pilots.


Soaring for Families

Imagine a place where your kids play outside, surrounded by good role models. Imagine if they were to participate in all kinds of projects and learn responsibility. Imagine if you were there with them… except when you were off soaring.

At Sanford Soaring, our goal is to build a great community for the entire family. Where math and science are applied daily in fun and exciting ways, where professionalism and friendliness are a way of life and where great memories are formed. To learn more about becoming a member, click here.