If you are a pilot and own an RV, take a look at Turf Soaring RV Park. This is one of the only RV parks on an airport in the country. Even if you are not a pilot, you may want to consider this. Many people have found the joy of gliding. The Pleasant Valley Airport happens to be the home of Turf Soaring School. You can walk to your glider from your RV and take advantage of the perfect weather any day of the week. Additionally, you are only minutes from many attractions, such as Lake Pleasant. If you haven't checked out this RV park in Peoria, Arizona, try it today.
As an RV owner and permanent resident of an RV park in Arizona, many people wonder what the allure of this lifestyle is. Why do people live in RV parks? I guess for a number of reasons. It is a cheap way to live if you are on social security, or another fixed income. Electric is cheap for RV's because they use tiny lights and use very little energy on electrical items and appliances. You get cellular service, including internet, and even satellite TV.
If you are on a fixed income, and you own an RV, I highly recommend an RV park. It's inexpensive, relaxing, and if you decide on a park in the mountains, it is just beautiful! Our entire family recommends RV living, it's a great way of life.
Soaring offers a sense of freedom unique in sports. As a soaring pilot you are no longer earthbound; as your pilot skills increase, you will learn to venture away from the airport in a sailplane, relying on your own skills and judgment in analyzing the terrain and weather. Instead of passively enjoying the countryside or the sky, you will actively look for lift clues in the air, such as birds and the maturity of cumulus clouds; and you'll gain respect for areas on the ground that can help or hinder you in meeting the continuing challenge of staying aloft.
The intellectual challenge of soaring is its main appeal to many glider pilots. Gravity tells you that you and your machine, which together may weigh 500 to 2000 pounds, have no business staying aloft and that your place is on the ground since you have no engine to stay airborne. You know that the sun and the wind are providing an invisible force frequently far stronger than the force of gravity, but it's up to you to make the most of that force through your interpretation of it and of your own pilot skills. The best combination brings the longest flight, the highest altitude gain, or the fastest speed in a contest.
For sheer beauty, the sport of soaring is unsurpassed. Sailplanes may vary widely in design but they are all graceful - especially when moving through the sky.
- Courtesy ssa.org