SES Club Information

The mission of Southern Eagles Soaring is to provide economical and fulfilling access to the sport of recreational soaring for all club members.

Southern Eagles Soaring is a private club located in western Georgia at the Butler Municipal Airport. Southern Eagles is made up of members from both Alabama & Georgia. SES has a Towplane and a fleet of club Gliders. Several members own their own glider either alone or in partnerships. The central Georgia area has proven to be an ideal site for inland thermal flying. SES is within a reasonable commuting distance from metro Atlanta, Auburn Macon, & Columbus.

SES presents an economical way to start or continue your soaring career. We are a volunteer based organization, all members are expected on contribute to make us a success. Several categories of membership are available to meet your individual needs.

We are now flying Saturdays 10-6 & Sunday 12-6 when the weather is good (Usually just 1 weekend day during Winter). We operate both weekend days as often as we can get a full crew. (Contact us ahead of time to know a specific day's plan for certain). See our Operations Schedule.

We invite you to visit us in historic Butler GA. Take a Sightseeing Ride, help crew, or just observe, but above all, come prepared to have fun!!

Rides cost $100 [price subject to change -see fees].

Click here to Purchase a Discovery Ride online now.

If you don't use the above link in-person payment must be by cash or check. No credit cards are accepted at the field.

Flying a glider - soaring - is fun, safe, educational, and a beautiful experience. The central Georgia area is an ideal site for inland thermal flying - just north of Cordele known as one of the best soaring location in the eastern US. Because of the convenient commuting distance from Atlanta, Auburn, Columbus, and Montgomery, our club is comprised of members from Alabama and Georgia. The Butler Municipal airport also offers other types of aviation activities. Each and every activity cooperates to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all.

join us!

Fill out both the
Electronic Membership Application
+ Electronic Release Waiver

OR print & Mail the PDF Membership Application & Release .pdf

Also see:
Membership Categories
Membership Fees

Become a Gliderpilot SES trifold brochure.

Glider Pilots & Instructors Wanted Poster .pdf

SES Club Fleet
k7 page
Scheibe SF-34
2-seat trainer #1
2-seat trainer #2
ka-8b page click for green k8

Single Seater #1

Single Seater #2
cirrus tow
Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus
Single Seater #3
Piper Pawnee
  L-13 Blanik
2-seat trainer in storage

Click on aircraft for more details

SES Private Fleet
Coming someday, details on the Discus 2, ASW-20, 304CZ, Libelle 301, JS-1, Mosquito, L-33, ASW-27, K-6, Ka-8...

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Club Information

Operations Schedule
Membership Categories
Membership Fees
Membership Application & Release .pdf
SES Bylaws .pdf
SES Articles of Incorporation .doc
SES Member Login Page
Become a Gliderpilot brochure .pdf
Glider Pilots & Instructors Wanted poster .pdf

Tow Fees
Tow Log Sheet Pawnee .pdf
Club History
Club Photos page
1 2 3 4 5 6
Soaring Stories
Web Links

- K-7
- Ka-8
- Ka-8 (2nd green one)
- L-13
- Cirrus
- SF-34
- Pawnee

Map & Directions
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Soaring Forecast Page
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Soaring Seminars
Cross Country Soaring Discussion & Questions
Intro to Cross Country Soaring by Kai Gertsen
Off Airport Landings by Kai Gertsen
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Takeoff & Landing Checklists

FAA Glider Flying Handbook 2013 edition

FAA Instructors  Handbook
FAA Form 8710 Airman Application
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AirNav Info:Butler Municipal Airport 6A1

Skyvector info on Butler Municipal Airport 6A1

SkyVector Aeronautical Chart Butler

Georgia State Soaring Records older data archive
Georgia State Soaring Records Stories

GTA Race Series - Georgia, Alabama & Tennessee - local events


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