Geelong Gliding Club > Rapid Climb 10 Minute Glider Flight
- For 1 Person
- 12 month validity
- Instant electronic delivery
- Organise timeslot after purchase
The Rapid Climb flight uses a rapid climb launch system to get you to 1500 feet [500m] or more very quickly. The glider is attached to the launch system by more than 1km of wire which - when you’re ready - is wound in. Rapid climb launching involves fast acceleration and a steep climb which many people find very exciting. The launch height depends on wind conditions and the flight duration will typically be around 10 minutes. It’s so much fun we keep it for special occasions.
Winch launching is carried out on scheduled weekend days 2-3 times a month subject to weather conditions and club members attending. You can check our latest club roster to see when the next winch day is planned!
Flights are provided on the basis of “first come, first served”. No prior bookings are necessary but you are advised to check in advance that flights will be available on the day you choose (phone John on 0409 212 527). The club operates on most weekends and public holidays.
- Day membership of Geelong Gliding Club
- Gliding Federation of Australia introductory membership
- Instructor briefing
- 10 minute glider flight (approximately)
- Souvenir flight certificate
What to Bring
- Hat, sunglasses, enclosed shoes
- A picnic and some friends
- Your flight voucher
Rapid Climb Flights are available from 10am to 5pm on 2-3 weekend days per month. Be sure to check our latest club roster to see when the next winch day is planned!
Maximum passenger weight is 110kg.
Due to our reliance on nature, we cannot guarantee specific flight start/end times. Weather conditions or other traffic at the airfield may mean a rapid launch flight cannot take place at short notice.
GGC has been Australia’s Premier gliding club since 1929. Based at Bacchus Marsh Airfield, less than one hour west of Melbourne. We offer a range of Air Experience Flights (AEFs) to people wishing to discover the thrill of gliding. Flights are provided in two-seat gliders with fully qualified instructors. During your flight, you should be able to see Melbourne’s city skyline to the east, the picturesque You Yangs to the south and the rich farmland below. If you keep a sharp lookout, you might even see an eagle flying along beside your glider.
Why not make the most of your trip? Bring friends, bring a picnic, and after your flight, you can visit the attractions of Bacchus Marsh or just soak up the friendly atmosphere with our enthusiastic club members at the airfield.
Mobile: 0438 385 803