Fault Line Flyers is a non-profit flying club that operates a glider-specific airport in Briggs, TX, about 45 minutes north of Austin on Hwy. 183. The first Saturday of each month we open our operation to the public and offer rides in our gliders to anyone who is interested. The next "demo day" is coming up on Saturday, December 7th! Gliders are also known as sailplanes, and are towed into the air by powered, single engine aircraft. Once in the air, the glider releases and continues to fly using rising air. All demo day flights are flown by pilots with hundreds of flights who hold FAA commercial pilot ratings. The gliders are American and German-made with FAA certifications and can accommodate passengers up to 220 pounds. Flights are calm and quiet, with only the noise of the air, typically last about 25 minutes and cost $70 or $90 (cash preferred, no cards) depending upon the glider. All you have to do is show up between 11a and 4p and put your name on the list - flights will take place in the order of arrival.
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From Austin: Go north on Hwy 183 toward Lampasas. From Seward Junction (at 183 and Hwy 29) continue north on 183 for 16 miles to CR210. The turnoff for CR210 is marked with yellow flashing lights over the highway as you enter Briggs. Turn left onto CR 210 and follow the paved road for 2.7 miles to Fault Line Flyers on the left.
You can also search for “FLF Gliderport” using either Google Maps or Apple Maps and you will be directed to the correct location, although it notes the town as Bertram rather than the closer Briggs.
Sodas and water are available at the clubhouse. Bring your own picnic lunch and visit with us on the porch. We will typically cancel if it looks like rain or has rained enough the night before to be muddy, so feel free to call the clubhouse and see if we are flying: show contact info