About Us

Park Forest South Aviation Group (PFSAG) is a not-for-profit soaring organization based at Lake Village, Indiana, chartered for the purpose of supporting Civil Air Patrol and other aviation-related educational activities. PFSAG is a Chapter of the Soaring Society of America (SSA), a national organization dedicated to promotion of the sport of soaring.

PFSAG is a recognized Section 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Any contributions are welcome from donors and are deductible in computing taxable income in the manner and extent provided by Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Please contact us if you are interested in donating money or material to help foster soaring education. If you are seeking assistance in beginning an aviation career then learning to fly soaring gliders is an excellent way to learn the fundamentals of flight that every pilot, from ultralights to airline captains, need to know. Please click here if you would like to learn more about available scholarships.

We have been soaring in the area south and east of the Chicago Class B airspace for more than 30 years. Annual dues are modest and competitive with other regional soaring sites. Membership is open to anyone having an interest in soaring education, promotion, and having fun.

We welcome new members and our FAA certified instructors donate their services at no charge. Our flight and ground instructors and commercial glider pilots in our group provide both soaring instruction for serious students as well as glider demonstration rides open to the general public.

From April to November we soar with the hawks and buzzards who roost in the state fish and game area near the airport. We offer introductory glider rides to folks from the Chicago area and Northwest Indiana.

Many of our pilots also fly with the Civil Air Patrol by providing glider flight experience and instruction to CAP cadets. Membership in the Civil Air Patrol is not required for membership in PFSAG, and vice versa.

We have a reciprocal membership arrangement with Atlantis Soaring which flies higher performance sailplanes at Lake Village Airport.

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