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If you are interested in becoming a glider pilot or would merely like to experience gliding, come and have a flight with us.  Most people find this is an exciting experience and want to learn more about it and become part of it.

The glider you will fly has dual controls and your instructor will sit behind you.  Your instructor will show you the control motions and, if you like, will guide you as you take the controls to have a go at flying the glider yourself.

Learning while flying is fun, a balanced mix of determination, flexibility and practice is necessary to achieve progress and get the most out of the sport. Once you have mastered the essentials and begin flying solo you will find the best is yet to come, as your skills and confidence become more highly developed you will learn to head out on cross country flights and perhaps enter soaring contests.

Requirements

  • To experience gliding you must first take out a short term membership with the Gliding Federation of Australia (GFA).  This is a legal requirement and will be organised with you prior to your flight.
  • All air experience flights are conducted with qualified instructors.
  • Gliders are weight critical. Flights may not be possible for people over 100 kg.
  • Airfields can be very hot in summer and extremely cold in winter.  Please ensure you wear appropriate clothing; including sunglasses, a narrow brim hat (the terry towelling type is ideal), and sunscreen.  Don't forget to bring your camera.

Costs

Introductory GFA Membership

  • $20.00.  Introductory GFA Membership allows a person to undertake gliding training for three consecutive days without necessarily being a member of the Beaufort Gliding Club.

Flying Cost

  • $200.00 for a tow to 3,000 feet (up to 30 minutes*). 
  • Longer flights may be arranged with your instructor, if conditions permit, and will usually involve payment of an additional fee.

Bookings/Enquiries

To arrange a flight, gift certificate or seek further information, please contact: -

Name:
John Gillman
Telephone
+61 3 9846 6525 or 0419 329 713
Electronic Mail
gillmanm@bigpond.com

Please note: all prices are in Australian Dollars and include GST.  The club reserves the right to change prices without notice.

*    Flight duration is dependant on weather conditions and may be lower than that advertised. 

 

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