Air Experience Flights
Soar like an eagle using the skill of your pilot and the energy from Mother Nature!
Your instructor will explain the features of our two-seater dual-control glider in a ground briefing before strapping you in for the ride of your life. Our powerful tow-plane will then tow you up to your release height, from where your instructor will release the tow rope. From then on you become a true soaring being and will seek out rising air current (thermals) to climb on solar energy. Often an eagle will also join you in the thermal.
A qualified flight instructor will perform the takeoff and landing, but between times you will have the opportunity to take control of the glider under the guidance of your instructor.
What is included
- Briefing from Instructor
- Aerotow launch to 2500 – 3000ft
- Continued instruction throughout your flight
- Approximately 20 minutes of flight time
- Passenger can fly the aircraft under the guidance of an instructor
- Spectators are welcome.
What to Bring
- Depending on the weather you may need to bring a hat, sunscreen, and a bottle of water.
- Bring your camera to capture all the action.
- Enclosed footwear for while you’re in the glider and on the field.
Introductory Glider flights can be arranged for most Sundays but are weather dependent. We would prefer that you contact the club a few days before planning to have a glider flight.
Gliding is suitable for people of a wide age range (i.e. 7 – 75). Due to the size restrictions in the cockpit, we cannot fly people who are heavier than 110kg.
Gliding Tasmania provides an enchanting and fun gliding experience in central Tasmania. Situated halfway between Launceston and Hobart, visitors can get great views of the midlands and the western tiers during their glider flight.
We provide Air Experience Flights (AEFs) to allow you to understand what gliding is all about. This takes place in a dual controlled glider with a skilled instructor. We also offer training for anyone wanting to learn how to fly and how to be able to stay aloft like the eagles by only using naturally occurring currents of air.
Terms and Conditions and Exclusion of Liability
The passenger must read the Terms and Conditions and the Exclusion of Liability and then fill out and sign the Gliding Federation of Australia (GFA) Introductory Membership form before the flight. This form will be provided to the passenger for signing prior to their flight and is a mandatory requirement.
The Introductory Membership lasts for 30 days and starts on the day of the Experience Flight. The member may then return and fly at club rates within the 30 day period as conditions allow. To ensure a flight, the temporary member should contact Richard Doyle (details below) several days prior so we can allocate time for a flight.
Phone: 03 6225 2561
Mobile: 0419 992 264
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