Join the ESA

The best way to get started is to contact a Club instructor (Instructors: PittsTailwheelGlider) and schedule an introductory flight.

If you like what you see, you and your instructor will fill out the membership form to have you join the Club. Alternatively, you can join us at one of our many meetings that are posted on the website. At the meeting members can answer any questions that you may have.

The Eagle Sport Aviation Club is a non-profit volunteer organization. It is our volunteers and sponsors that permit this club to meet it’s goals. By joining the club, you are not just another pilot who flies the aircraft, but you are becoming part of this club. Participation in the club opens up a large number of opportunities that cannot be found in any other club. “You get out what you put in.”

Why Join?

Welcome! The Eagle Sport Aviation Club (ESA) is a group of recreational aviators from the greater Daytona Beach area. Our members range from college students to airline pilots and everything in between. We fly some very unique, antique aircraft in various segments of sport aviation. Please feel free to browse the website and refer to the quick reference section below. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Eagle Sport Aviation at (386) 227 6085 or email info@eaglesportaviation.org.

Aerobatics

Our 1989 Pitts S2-B is what we consider a “brand new Pitts”. Having its fuselage and bottom wing recovered in late 2009 and the top wing and engine overhauled in 2007, this Pitts is in top form.

Capable of achieving over 200mph, 6 positive and 3 negative G’s, our Pitts will take you on the ride of your life. Imagine a roller coaster, that you control!

Our members fly for fun and in competition; most recently securing the highest placing collegiate competitors for the 2008 contest season!

Contact the Pitts Vice President for more info at pitts@eaglesportaviation.org.

Tailwheel

Our 1946 L-16A Grasshopper is the essence of sport aviation. The same type of aircraft used to train literally thousands of pilots several decades ago, our antique cub can provide fun and education from the most elementary to advanced pilot.

Our members have the availability to receive training for an FAA tailwheel endorsement and solo the aircraft thereafter.

Our members are our flight instructors and every member has the ability to earn a Cub instructor position.

For more information about the Cub contact the Tailwheel Vice President at cub@eaglesportaviation.org.

Gliders

The closest you can get to feeling like a bird. Our gliders range from the basic 2 place trainer to the most high performance aerobatic and cross country soaring machine!

The club owns and operates a 2 seat Schweizer 2-33, single seat 1-26, 2 seat ASK-21 Aerobatic/Cross country glider, and single seat Std. Cirrus cross country glider. We also operate our own 1968 Piper PA -25-235 Pawnee as our towplane.

Our members compete at the National level in glider aerobatics recently securing the 2nd and 3rd place trophies at the 2009 U.S. Nationals in the Sportsman Glider category.

For more information about gliders, contact the Glider Vice President at glider@eaglesportaviation.org.

Rates & Fees*

Our rates and fee schedule is listed below. Please compare us to any other operation in the United States and truly realize what our club has to offer. To experience three different segments of sport aviation under one club is simply unparalleled.

One time membership fee – $300 collegiate/ $200 all others

Current Rates
*Prices subject to change

Advantages of Joining

• Sport aviation is the essence of aviation
• Diverse aviation experience
• Résumé builder
• Fun flying!
• Competition Aerobatics
• Competition Soaring
• Tailwheel Endorsement
• Glider Ratings (PVT, Comm., CFI-G)

Eagle Sport Aviation

1500 Old NDB Rd
DeLand, FL 32724
(386) 320-9443

Tax exemption application and annual filings are available from the club secretary upon request.

The ESA Club is a Florida not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation