How do you get a glider license?
are at least 16 years of age; have logged at least 10 hours of flight time in a glider, including at least 20 total glider flights; have two hours of solo flight time in a glider; and have passed the FAA written examination.
Are gliders cheaper than planes?
Glider is less expensive than powered aircraft, but still expensive.
How much does it cost to build a glider?
New, factory-built sailplanes may cost $50,000 to over $300,000 or more depending on performance, construction, and equipment. Excellent kits for homebuilding are on the market, enabling enthusiasts to produce a sailplane at a cost of one-third to two-thirds that of a factory-built machine.
How much does airplane insurance cost?
The cost of your insurance policy does vary depending on the category and size of aircraft you own and the coverage your policy provides. Insurance for small aircraft usually costs between $1,200 and $2,000 annually.