Welcome to CSA...
CSA is an close-knit collection of soaring enthusiasts whose arms are always open to new members and to those who may just be curious about what soaring is all about.
Who We Are
The Coastal Soaring Association (CSA) is a private, 501(c7) non-profit organization that's dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of the sport of soaring.
CSA is an affiliate club of the Soaring Society of America (SSA) and everyone operating CSA equipment is required to have a current SSA membership. Some of our pilots are novice students who've just started in aviation. Some are expert pilots with decades of aviation experience behind them. We currently number around 40 members.
The CSA is dedicated to training and advancing pilots beyond the basics of soaring. Whether this is your first flight or your thousandth, you're welcome in our midst.
Find us at Elsanor Airport, AL: - 30 minutes away from downtown Pensacola and 15 minutes off of I-10 Exit 5 at 21810 Koier Rd, Robertsdale, AL 36567
IMPORTANT - We currently operate from the small building shown here. Please park near it when you come to visit. The airfield owners who live in the house at the end of the driveway are not part of the club, so please do not disturb them.
The private airfield we operate from (1AL4) belongs to a gracious couple who understand the value of having the only glider club within easy reach of Southern Alabama and Northwest Florida. Although it is their airfield, they are not involved in the day to day operations of the club. It is important that we take steps to minimize any disruptions to their daily lives. Please follow the above procedures when visiting the club for your first time.
NBC's Lester Holt shares his experiences of his first ever glider flight...
Considering flying into 1AL4?
If you're interested in learning what flying gliders is all about -- or know someone who is -- this is a great opportunity to experience the thrill of soaring like an eagle. CSA offers introductory flights that will take you through preflight, launch behind a tow plane, 20 to 30 minutes of flying, and, of course, a safe and exciting approach and landing. Learn more on our "Fly With Us" page - Click Here
To view the flying schedule Click Here.
Members will be able to log in from there and make scheduling requests and/or modifications.
Non-members will get a glimpse of what our flying schedule looks like.
Our Aircraft:• One Grob G-102 Standard III single-seat fiberglass sailplane
• One Grob G-103 Twin Astir two-seat fiberglass sailplane
• One Schweizer SGS 2-33 two-seat fabric/metal sailplane
• One Piper Pawnee tow plane
Random Club Video:Gene’s Bumpy Landing
We have a standing invitation to all - come fly with us and see how close you are to an affordable and exciting activity that we guarantee will set you apart from your peers. At the CSA we offer first rate training in the safe and simple art of flying gliders.
If you think you have to be an adult with an extensive background in aviation to be successful - consider this: The FAA has set the minimum age for flying solo in a glider at 14-years-old. That in itself says it all...
All you have to do is contact us and schedule a $95.00 introductory flight. After that, if you find yourself "hooked" - and you probably will... all you do is join the Coastal Soaring Association and we'll take it from there - working with you to schedule training in all the facets of club membership and airfield operation and flying..
Members of CSA come from all walks of life, young and old, and from all over the panhandle of Florida and southeast Alabama such as Panama City, Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Crestview, Ft. Walton, Foley, Mobile and even farther afield...
Our Mailing AddressCoastal Soaring Association
21756-A Koier Road
Robertsdale, AL 36567