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