Welcome

The Caesar Creek Soaring Club (CCSC) is one of the largest and oldest soaring clubs in the United States. As the largest Club east of the Mississippi, we offer the best soaring in Ohio. The purpose of CCSC is to encourage the sport and art of soaring; to host the Region Six South contest and other soaring events; and to encourage people of all ages to learn to soar.

The club currently has about 200 members.  It provides flight instruction, club sailplanes for members use, and introductory flights for the general public. The members of Caesar Creek Soaring Club invite you to join us in the experience of pure flight.

CCSC owns eight sailplanes and three tow planes (see Our Fleet page). CCSC is also home to more than 35 privately owned gliders. Members volunteer their time one day a month as instructors, tow pilots and ground handlers for flying on weekends and Wednesdays all year round. As a result CCSC has some of the lowest flight costs in the country.

The club has many cook outs and social events in our clubhouse facility for after-flying events. Camping sites are also available on the field.

If you would like to know more about soaring, why not take an Introductory Flight!

FIRST YEAR HIGHLIGHTS – JOEY TOMEI

Joey Tomei, Youth Member

Joey Tomei, Youth Member

Joey Tomei joined Caesar Creek Soaring Club in May 2014. He has had a strong passion for aviation since early childhood. His first experience with flying was at the Ohio State University Airport, where he had an introductory flight in a Cessna 172. Ever since his first flight, his passion for flight only increased. When he learned about the Caesar Creek Soaring Club he eagerly became a member. Besides soaring at the club, Joey plans to take flight lessons at OSU airport to earn his private pilot’s license for powered aircraft. In addition to his interest in aviation, he is an avid bird watcher and a member of the Ohio Young Birders Club. As a birder, he has been to numerous popular birding spots including Magee Marsh near Lake Erie, Colorado, Delaware, and Costa Rica. As of 2014, Joey is a sophomore at Dublin Jerome High School, and he is interested in studying biology and aerospace engineering in college.

Watch highlights of Joey’s first year of flying gliders: https://plus.google.com/108916367634358923235/posts/CQTP7X6qFMV?pid=6085828364765547074&oid=108916367634358923235  Note: Google+ automatically selects 720p instead of the full resolution of 1080p, but you can manually increase the resolution to 1080p by using the settings on the video.

VIDEO CREATED DURING YOUTH CAMP

At Youth Camp this year Kevin Wolf, Brian Stoops and many others joined forces to create a video. Here is one on YouTube for your viewing enjoyment. Kevin Wolf has released another Youth Camp Video in which he has recorded a great week of fun and learning and did an excellent job incorporating many of the camp participants and activities. The enthusiasm and excitement are captured well. Watch it: https://vimeo.com/105810456

CONGRATULATIONS TO SCOTT MAYER

Scott Mayer relaxing on the Caesar Creek Soaring Clubhouse DeckCCSC’s newest member of the US Naval Academy is Scott Mayer. This week he received his nomination in a ceremony with Representative John Boehner. Scott is a member of the 4th Sunday Crew. He has been active at CCSC during his high school career, completing his first glider solo at the age of 14 during CCSC Youth Camp. He has progressed through his flight training and was signed off for his check ride at the completion of Youth Camp this year. Scott has also been active in the Civil Air Patrol in West Chester, Ohio. Rich Carraway, one of Scott’s instructors, commented that “Scott’s nomination is very well deserved. He’s a sharp young man and should excel at the Academy. He’s also a competent glider pilot.”

Scott’s mom, Charlotte, expressed appreciation to CCSC members, “CCSC has definitely played a part in Scott’s success which has led him to this moment and we are thankful to all of the mentors at the club who have positively influenced him”.

On behalf of the CCSC Membership, Congratulations Scott, we are proud of you!

CONGRATULATIONS TO TYLER DOCKUM

Tyler Dockum with Senator Rob Portman at ceremony announcing Tyler's appointment to US Air Force Academy

Tyler Dockum with Senator Rob Portman at ceremony announcing Tyler’s appointment to US Air Force Academy

CCSC’s newest nominee to the US Air Force Academy is Tyler Dockum. In the same ceremony with Scott, Tyler received his nomination to the USAF Academy from Representative John Boehner. He is currently awaiting final word from the Academy. Tyler is also a member of the 4th Sunday Crew.