Exciting wintertime post-frontal soaring!
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"Winter Special" Awesome Flight Training Deal returns to Hollister. This discount plan for glider-pilots- in-training starts on December 1st ...
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Aerobatic/unusual attitude/upset training at a special, reduced rate!...
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Looking forward to the Spring 2013 Panoche GliderPalooza...

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Bay Area Glider Rides pilot Haven Rich posts photos & blogs about every glider ride he gives.

Read Haven's blog here!


Hollister Gliding Club has evolved into Hollister Soaring Center LLC to better serve the glider pilots and soaring enthusiasts of the greater Bay Area. HSC will provide this soaring community with long term stability and a financial foundation for our continued enjoyment of unpowered flight.

HSC is located in Hollister, California, just south of the San Francisco Bay Area. (About a 45 minute drive south of San Jose.) We are open year round with great local soaring conditions in the valley and mountains surrounding Hollister.

We offer professional glider flight instruction that will take you from your first flight to solo, and all the way through your FAA Private Pilot Glider certificate. Additional instruction in cross country soaring, and glider aerobatics is also available, as well as the training to get your Commercial Glider and Certified Flight Instructor-Glider certificates too!

Visit the Cross Country section of our website to read about some of our great soaring flights. 300KM and 500KM flights are common in spring, summer and fall. We also get prefrontal and post frontal soaring conditions all winter too.

After HSC students earn their FAA glider license they can join BASA (Bay Area Soaring Associates. BASA gives you access to a nice selection of high performance gliders for just one low monthly fee. You must be a licenced glider pilot to join BASA. Tows are provided by HSC.


Find out what's going on at Hollister Soaring Center

Learn about events and happenings at HSC--Subscribe to our google group here!

Want to go for a glider ride? Call Bay Area Glider Rides (or click this button!)

Learn to Fly a Sailplane
Into flight lessons and power pilot transition courses available!
HSC provides Glider Training and Cross Country Training. Check out our Special $169 Introductory Glider Pilot Training Package!

Want to go for a Glider Ride?
Bay Area Glider Rides shares offices with Hollister Soaring Center LLC and provides Glider Rides and Boarding Passes.
(Boarding Passes are a great GIFT idea, and a way to share the thrill of soaring with friends and family!)


Photo Gallery

On Sunday June 14, 2009 Eric Rupp met this golden eagle at 8500' over San Benito Mountain -- and the eagle wanted him to KNOW he was there first! Watch the video of Eric's eagle encounter.

Ramy preparing for his record flight to Yuma, AZ, Wednesday April 15, 2009.

Joy piloting the BASA Grob in local post-frontal lift, Thursday March 5, 2009. Photo by Haven.

Sunday November 9th had some nice local post-frontal soaring, and Matt Gillis took some photos. See more of Matt's photos from that day on Picasa.

For photos from the 2007 HGC/BASA Parowan Soaring Safari
click here to see the photos at flickr.

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Motor glider leaseback option available
Dimona Motor Glider
Please give us a call if you are interested in this opportunity.



Hollister Flights on OLC

• All HSC Flights
• All Hollister Flights
• Hollister flights from 2006 and earlier

SeeYou users are encouraged to submit their flights to OLC.
Need help submitting your flight? CLICK HERE

SPOT Tracking of Hollister Pilots
Follow the progress of Hollister pilots in real time as they go x-country here.

Hollister League
The Hollister League runs every Saturday And Sunday during the spring season (April and May).

More info on the Hollister League and weekly results›››

Hollister Soaring Center Recommends:
For powered flight training here at the Hollister Airport contact Gavilan Aviation at 831-637-9100.

Looking for glider rides in other parts of the country? A reputable directory is



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