Xtreme Motorglider Training

Earn your glider ratings or just experience the peaceful joy of soaring flight in our Diamond Xtreme motorglider

Programs available for:

  • An introduction to the soaring experience through a familiarization flight
  • Adding a glider rating to your existing pilot certificate
  • Adding a self-launch endorsement to the glider privileges on your existing certificate
  • Learning to fly a glider as your first pilot certificate

What does it cost?

  • A 45 minute familiarization flight in the Xtreme will cost $109
  • The Xtreme rents for $114/hour
  • A glider instructor will cost $50-60/hour
  • Soaring books will cost around $190
  • While training costs will vary, the following estimates are provided as guidelines:
    • Add a glider rating to your current pilot certificate – $2555
    • Self-launch endorsement for glider only pilots – $1240
    • Self-launch endorsement for glider pilots with airplane experience – Varies
    • Private pilot glider certificate from scratch – $4090

Why learn to fly a glider?

  • Improve your confidence and skills in other aspects of flying
  • Solo at age 14 and earn your Private pilot certificate at age 16
  • Fly without a medical certificate
  • Keep flying fun!!

Make your reservation today and get started on your next adventure:
Sporty’s Academy
Clermont County/Sporty’s Airport (I69)
2001 Sportys Dr
Batavia, Ohio 45103
(513) 735-9100


Sporty’s Academy is proud to the support the Soaring Society of America’s (SSA’s) “Fly A Sailplane Today!” campaign or FAST program.

You may purchase a $99 package through the Society’s web site. The FAST program package from the SSA includes:

  • A voucher for an introductory glider lesson at a participating soaring center such as Sporty’s Academy.
  • A copy of the Glider Flying Handbook – the FAA’s glider training manual.
  • A glider pilot logbook for tracking your glider lessons.
  • A 3 month introductory membership to the SSA including Soaring magazine.

In addition to the items provided by the SSA, if you redeem your voucher at Sporty’s Academy, you will receive:

  • At least 0.5 hours in the Diamond Xtreme motorglider.
  • At least 1 hour with a certified glider flight instructor (ground and flight).
  • An entry for the flight in your SSA glider logbook.
  • A framed First Flight certificate.
  • A souvenir picture with your glider instructor.

To purchase a FAST program package, go to www.SSA.org. To schedule your introductory glider lesson with Sporty’s Academy call 513.735.9100 and be sure to mention that you will be using a FAST voucher.