We hope you are all staying safe and healthy as we hunker down during this time of collectively staying home. We have received numerous e-mails and calls referring to the fact that flight schools may be exempt from having to stand down. Our position is that we at the Soaring Academy will not do anything that may contribute to the spread of this virus. When you hear the pleas from nurses and doctors on the front lines, begging us all to do our part and stay home-that’s what we’re going to do,  We encourage all of you to do the same!
We miss flying, we miss all of you and we miss just being at the airport! We’re working behind the scenes to educate ourselves, so that when we are able to reopen we will know exactly what protocols to enact, to keep everything and everyone safe!
Here’s what we’re recommending this week:
Book: Forever Flying: Fifty years of high flying adventures An autobiography by Bob Hoover
You can purchase this new on Amazon for $10.99
Please continue to follow us on instagram and facebook, and as always if you have any questions please contact us as usual.

On behalf of all of us at the Soaring Academy our hearts go out to all those impacted by COVID-19, especially the first responders and everyone who’s jobs have been impacted. We are committed to doing our part to keep the community safe, by remaining closed per federal and state guidelines. We can all make a difference right now by staying home.

You can expect to hear from us every week with our “Soaring-is-Learning” e-mail, where we will continue to provide stories and tips to add to your aviation toolbox. We’re still here to answer your questions, so feel free to e-mail us at office@soaringacademy.org

We believe that when this crises passes, people will have a new outlook on life and want to be outdoors and in the air. When that occurs, Soaring Academy will be there to support and cheer everyone on! We promise to keep you updated on our operational status as we learn more in the days and weeks ahead. We miss you all and can’t wait till we can open our doors and welcome you back at Crystal and in the air! For our friends around the world, stay safe and healthy and please know we appreciate your support. You can follow us at: www.facebook.com/SoaringAcademy and www.Instagram.com/SoaringAcademy

As always, please check out our favorite Soaring Podcast:   www.soaringthesky.com
And for fun check this out (recommended by one of our tow pilots):  https://www.fighterpilotpodcast.com/ 



Soaring Academy is closely monitoring developments regarding COVID-19. We will be suspending operations this weekend and we’ve cancelled our Veteran event for next Thursday 3/26. If you’re currently on our schedule for the weekend of March 27th, we will be in touch with you directly to discuss. We’re taking this one week at a time.

You can also stay in touch with us through www.facebook.com/SoaringAcademy and www.Instagram.com/SoaringAcademy and please share these links with your friends and family.

Make sure you check out the Soaring Podcast: www.soaringthesky.com and listen to today’s new episode “clues in the clouds”.

As one of our tow pilots said recently “One thing pilots know is there’s always blue skies after weather”. Stay positive and we look forward to flying again very soon.

Please feel free to e-mail any questions and concerns to Julie@SoaringAcademy.org

We’re all in this together!
Julie and Chris Bennett


The forecast for his coming week is a bit strange and uncertain, with spells of cloudiness and even some rain – excluding the weekend itself, that is.  Thermal potential will be down from last week, with variable southwest wind ideal for wave when it’s strong enough aloft.  As for the part about snow next midweek, our advice is, don’t hold your breath…