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Mandatory Safety Meeting:   9:15 AM Saturday, March 18, 2017


New this year - before arrival at the meeting,

please try to think of at least one event

that you thought was dangerous

and be prepared to briefly describe it.

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About Finger Lakes Soaring Club

The FLSC is a not-for-profit organization, formed to promote the sport of soaring. The club was founded in 1949 by 10 pilots living in Rochester, NY. Five years later the club moved to Batavia to provide better accessibility to Buffalo-based members.   In 1963 the club moved to its current location in Dansville, NY and changed its name to Finger Lakes Soaring.  

We have approximately 40 members, ranging in experience from beginning students to nationally-ranked competition pilots.   Membership is open to anyone interested in soaring and willing to participate in the volunteer operation of the club.   We have a fleet of 4 gliders and 2 towplanes, along with about 8 privately-owned aircraft.    

The club operates from the Dansville Airport, which is approximately 50 miles south of Rochester.    Our flying activities begin in early April and extend through November.    Weather permitting, flight operations occur on weekends and holidays during these months, with impromptu operations on weekdays.

We love it when we can help people realize their dream to fly.

That’s why we have some of the best and most creative people in aviation on hand to help you fulfill your goal.

From April through October there is usually someone available at the airport each Saturday and Sunday between 9 AM and 5 PM.

For more info, please call Rick Lafford at (585) 444-6213 or send an e-mail to Rick at

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Rides - Soar Like a Bird

Rides are usually available from May through October, Saturday and Sunday on a walk-in basis
    - no appointment is necessary but call the hangar at (585) 335-5849 if there is any doubt.

Aircraft used for the ride will be either the ASK-21 or the Blanik, depending on availability.

Cost Description
$100 2,000 ft
$130 3,000 ft
$180 "Mile High" (5,280 ft)
$200 Introductory 3 Flight Instruction

Directions to the Finger Lakes Soaring Club hangar at the Dansville airport (KDSV)
    From Rochester, take I-390 SOUTH to Dansville Exit 5 (first Dansville exit.)
    At the stop sign, turn left and go under I-390 to the stop light.
    Turn right on to NY-36 and go 0.2 miles to Maple St
    Turn left onto Maple St and go 0.3 miles to Forbes St
    Turn left on Forbes St.   Continue past the Matthews Bus Co
    The FLSC hangar will be on your left. Park anywhere along the fence.

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Finger Lakes Soaring Club
Forbes Street
Dansville, NY 14437
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