The Caesar Creek Soaring Club owns eight sailplanes and three tow planes. As a member you have access to these ships, each of which has specific criteria you must meet in order to fly them from our field. Flights are typically limited to one hour in length, but two hours can be requested and given at the discretion of the days Crew Chief.
– Our Sailplanes –
Schleicher ASK-21 (Own – 2)
CCSC is proud to own two of these solid, all fiberglass, two place training ships. They are also used by members for general flying and sometimes in local CCSC sponsored sailplane contests. Many times, in the spring of each year , one of these ships finds it’s way over to Ridge Soaring Glider Port in Pennsylvania – USA to fly along the Appalachian Mountain ridges. This mountain range and Gliderport have produced some of the longest record flights in the United States, some of which members of CCSC recorded. You can read more about the Schleicher ASK-21 here .
Grob 102 Standard Astir III (Own – 1)
This is our club single place fiberglass ship. It joined our fleet in 2009. Different than most of our clubs ships, this one has retractable landing gear to let it “clean up” and go. This Grob 102 has very positive flying characteristics and also gives our CCSC members the taste of what it would be like to own a single place glider. In order to fly this ship you must have your private glider rating and an Instructor checkout. You can read more about the Grob 102 Standard Astir III here. Here is the Grob 102 Glider Flight Manual for our particular aircraft.
Grob 103 Twin Astir (Own – 1)
This two place training glider was the first club owned fiberglass ship. It has served as well and is used for advanced student training and general member flying around the field. It tends to “drive” heavier than most gliders but it is a solid ship and one that most glider pilots get their first taste of fiberglass performance in. You can read more about the Grob 102 Twin Astir here.
Schweizer SGS 2-33 (Own – 3)
The venerable all metal frame and fabric covered 2-33’s are the back bone of the CCSC fleet. Most students start out training in this rugged glider. The CCSC has a long history with this ship and at one time was even the local dealer. You can read more about the Schweizer 2-33 here.
Blanik L23 (Own – 1)
This ship, called a Super Blanik, is mostly used for advance student training, by members for general flying and flying in local CCSC competitions. It is an all metal aircraft that was first rolled of the line in 1988. You can read more about the L23 Super Blanik here.
– Our Tow Planes –
Piper PA-25 Pawnee (Own – 3)
The PA-25 Pawnee is one of the most popular tow planes in the world. Originally built for crop dusting, the conversion to a tow plane was made easy because of it’s solid flying characteristics, 230+ HP engine and general all around toughness. With all this going for it, it can aero-tow almost any sailplane, some weighting up to 1600 lbs. The CCSC has three of these planes; a B model, C model and D model to round out our tug fleet. You can read more about the Pawnee PA_25 here.