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Student News


       The Hamilton Soaring Club is extremely proud of the improvements made to our student training program. We now operate with an outline provided to us by the Soaring Society of America. We have a more efficient and successful program led by Ryan Polster now being executed. It includes ground and flight training so that the students can know the ins and outs of gliding. We have a large age range of students from fifth graders to adults, and well work with you to give you the training you need. 

Our Student's Achievements

Our students do an excellent job in and out of our club!

05-02-2022      Ethan has received a $2,000 scholarship from SSA to fund training for a Glider rating. Ethan and family couldn't be more excited!

05-15-2021        When Taylor is not making improvements to his glider, he is becoming a track star. He recently won first in the boys 800-meter race at state. The club couldn't be more proud of him, and he has become the official wing runner for our club.

04-27-2021       Caleb has received a $10,000 scholarship from AOPA which he will be using to fund training for a private ASEL rating. He has found more interest having an engine in his aircraft, and has spent a lot of time in our tow planes. 

Our Students



Elaine is 20 years old and has been a member since 2016. She received her Private Glider Pilot license with the help of the Hamilton Soaring Club. Elaine currently attends TSTC where she has received her ASEL add on, and she is currently working on instrument training. 



Taylor is an excellent student pilot working towards his Private Glider License. He owns his one glider, and can be found working on it on weekly basis. He has been a member since the beginning, and has helped clean, tape, and repair gliders. Taylor hopes to join Air-Force.



Caleb is an excellent club member. He helps keep the gliders ready to fly and helps immensely with ground operations. Caleb is primarily focused on powered flight and has received a $10,000 scholarship from AOPA which he will use for training.



Joseph is in high school, and  he is not sure what his future looks like just yet. He enjoys using the simulator and helping with ground operations.



Lexi is a Sophomore. She was introduced to the soaring club by family. In this photo, she is learning hand signals for takeoff.



Wade is in 5th grade and has come out to the club multiple times already. He has done an excellent job training on the sim and looks forward to getting real-time in the aircraft.



Ethan is a Freshman this year, and has been very involved with our club since he became a member. Whether on the simulator or in the air, his love for aviation is growing. Ethan has received a $2000 scholarship for flight training from SSA.



Griffin will be a senior next school year. He helps out in the club. He has already caught the fever of aviation. We expect Griffin to continue to be a very active member in our club.



Cooper has been with the club since early 2022 and is flying like a champ. Coming from an aviation family, he's been around aircraft all his life and gets great support from dad.



Ryan Polster

Ryan is our head flight instructor. He is an ex- Airline pilot + power aircraft instructor he holds a Private Glider Pilot and 

Certified Flight Instructor Glider license. Ryan is also the Hamilton Airport Manager.

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James Carter

James is a potential CFI for our club. He is 23 and currently holds a CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI, IGI, and hopes to one day become a glider instructor. He is currently employed under

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