Enjoy the unique experience of a silent gliding flight from 3,000 ft. Fly the glider yourself and bask in the wonderful Victorian countryside below you. The best part of your gliding adventure is that you will get to do it three times.
Glider flights commence with the glider being towed to your chosen release height by a powered "tug" aircraft.
After some safety instructions and demonstrations you'll take the front seat of your sleek glider, with your instructor seated behind you.
Once the required height is reached your qualified instructor releases the glider from the tow and the wonderful experience of "silent flight" commences.
You will take in the magnificent views of the Great Dividing Range (and its stunning mountains including Mt. Buffalo and Mt. Buller) to the south and east and the great plains to the north.
Then, when it's safe to do so and if you are keen, you can fly the glider "hands-on" and take control after we demonstrate the basics to you in the air. As your first flight comes to a close, you will gently glide to a smooth and short landing.
Before reality hits you will be up in the air again and again.
Aerobatics may be available on the day for an extra $30 subject to strict conditions.
NOTE: The 2013 - 2014 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2013 to the 31st March 2014. The 2014 - 2015 season rates commence on the 1st April 2014.
Benalla - approximately two hours north of Melbourne on the Hume Highway.
Flights are available seven days a week and are 30-40 minutes in duration. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
MINIMUM / MAXIMUM NUMBERS
Only you and the qualified instructor will share the flying: it is strictly a one-on-one experience.
Gliders are weight critical. Special arrangements may not be possible for people over 100 kg, with a maximum height of 6'4.
DRESSCODE / WHAT TO BRING
Casual clothing. Be sure to wear sunscreen and sunglasses and bring along your camera.
Your three flights are taken on the same day. You will fly a training two-seater glider with a qualified instructor in the back seat, to give you a clear view from your front seat. You will have to sign an indemnity form prior to your flight. Some limited aerobatics may be performed if requested and at extra cost in some cases.
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