NFSS is located approximately 8 miles southwest of downtown Jacksonville, Florida. We offer year-round soaring every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Herlong Airport (HEG), located 2 miles west of I-295 on Normandy Blvd. Please check the calendar, or use the email/phone contact information to get a better feel if we are flying.
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NFSS currently offers the following four sailplanes and one towplane for use by our members:
- Piper PA-25 Pawnee - Tow plane
- Schweizer SGS 1-26 - Single-seat glider
- Pilatus B-4 - Single-seat glider
- Blanik L-13 AC - Two-seat glider
- Blanik L-23 Two-seat glider
- Schweizer SGS 2-33 - Two-seat glider
The Jacksonville, FL area has excellent thermal activity (rising columns of air, usually under cumulus clouds) for soaring. It is not uncommon for club members to reach 8,000+ feet altitude.
NFSS has very reasonable rates and fees which are considered some of the lowest in the country.
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Seeking New Members
Membership in North Florida Soaring Society is open to anyone with the desire to learn and enjoy the art and technique of soaring. Sponsorship is typically the way that an application is processed, although NFSS frequently accepts open applications from pilots and non-pilots alike. The minimum age to solo a glider is 14 years old and the club has couple different types of membership, such as Active, Student, Temporary.
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