South Jersey Soaring Society, Inc. (SJSS). SJSS is a non-profit corporation. As a chapter of the Soaring Society of America, it operates as a club, whose members enjoy helping each other participate in the sport. Membership is open to all, regardless of previous flying experience. Club equipment currently available for use by Members includes a Piper Pawnee towplane and a Blanik L-13 two-place sailplane.
Operating from the Municipal Airport in Hammonton, New Jersey, USA, SJSS is dedicated to the sport of soaring. If you have an interest in soaring, you are welcome to visit us during one of our weekend flying sessions at Hammonton.
Rides in a two place sailplane are available to non-members, subject to availability of a club member having an FAA Commercial Pilot rating to fly the sailplane.
Sailplanes are NOT hang gliders. They are fully enclosed aircraft having basically the same construction as powered aircraft, except that they do not have an engine. The wings are long compared to those of a typical power plane, because long wings are more aerodynamically efficient.
The flight time for these rides is typically 15 to 35 minutes, the flight time being longer the higher the tow height.
Prices also depend on tow height and are as follows: