The Caesar Creek Soaring Club owns eight sailplanes and three tow planes. As a member you have access to these ships, each of which has specific criteria you must meet in order to fly them from our field. Flights are typically limited to one hour in length, but two hours can be requested and given at the discretion of the days Crew Chief.
— Our Sailplanes —
Schleicher ASK-21 (Own – 2)
CCSC is proud to own two of these solid, all fiberglass, two place training ships. They are also used by members for general flying and sometimes in local CCSC sponsored sailplane contests. Many times, in the spring of each year, one of these ships finds it’s way over to Ridge Soaring Glider Port in Pennsylvania – USA to fly along the Appalachian Mountains. Nicknamed by US pilots as the “Diamond Mine” which is one part of the Diamond Badge program where a flight of 300 km is flown in one day, this mountain range and Gliderport have produced some of the longest recorded flights in the United States, a few of which members of CCSC hold. You can read more about the Schleicher ASK-21 here. This is the ASK 21 Flight Manual for our particular ASK 21’s.
Grob 102 Standard Astir III (Own – 1)
This is our club single place fiberglass ship. It joined our fleet in 2009. Different than most of our clubs ships, this one has retractable landing gear to let it “clean up” and go. This Grob 102 has very positive flying characteristics and also gives our CCSC members the taste of what it would be like to own a single place glider. In order to fly this ship you must have your private glider rating and an Instructor checkout. You can read more about the Grob 102 Standard Astir III here. This is the Grob 102 Glider Flight Manual for our particular Grob 102.
Grob 103 Twin Astir (Own – 1)
This two place training glider was the first club owned fiberglass ship. It has served us well and is used for advanced student training and general member flying around the field. It tends to “drive” heavier than most gliders but it is a solid ship and one that most glider pilots get their first taste of fiberglass performance in. You can read more about the Grob 102 Twin Astir here. Here is the Grob-103 Flight Manual for our particular Grob 103.
Schweizer SGS 2-33 (Own – 3)
The venerable all metal frame and fabric covered 2-33’s are the back bone of the CCSC fleet. Most students start out training in this rugged glider. The CCSC has a long history with this ship and at one time was even the local dealer. You can read more about the Schweizer 2-33 here. Here is the SGS 2-33 Flight, Erection and Maintenance Manual for N3616Q, one of our particular SGS 2-33’s.
Blanik L23 (Own – 1)
This ship, called a Super Blanik, is mostly used for advance student training, by members for general flying and flying in local CCSC competitions. It is an all metal aircraft that first rolled off the line in 1988. You can read more about the L23 Super Blanik here. This is the L 23 Super Blanik Flight Manual for our particular Super Blank L-23.
— Our Tow Planes —
Piper PA-25 Pawnee (Own – 3)
The PA-25 Pawnee is one of the most popular tow planes in the world. Originally built for crop dusting, the conversion to a tow plane was made easy because of it’s solid flying characteristics, 230+ HP engine and general all around toughness. With all this going for it, it can aero-tow almost any sailplane, some weighing up to 1600 lbs. The CCSC has three of these planes; a B model, C model and D model to round out our tug fleet. You can read more about the Pawnee PA-25 here. This is the Pawnee D-Model Pilot Operations Handbook (POH).