Hunter Valley Gliding Club > Extended Air Experience Flight
- For 1 Person
- 12 month validity
- Instant electronic delivery
- Organise timeslot after purchase
Air Experience Flights are intended for your first experience of flight in a glider.
An extended air experience flight lasts approximately 30 minutes, depending on conditions in each case.
The flight will be under the command of a GFA rated gliding instructor so you will be permitted and indeed encouraged to have a go on the controls yourself during your flight. It is a tremendous experience to be able to ascend using only the energy in the air without the noise and fumes of an engine.
You will fly in one of our two-seater gliders. The instructor sits in the back and you get the front seat. Both seats have a full set of flight controls so the instructor is in complete command of the flight at all times. You get a better view from the front seat and this is the seat you will sit in if you continue your gliding experience and eventually fly solo. During your flight you will fly over coal mines, lush dairy farms and vineyards with the mountains of the Wollemi and Barrington Tops National Parks on the horizon.
- Briefing from your instructor
- Approximately 30 minutes air time
- Opportunity to have a go on the controls
What to bring/wear:
Please wear secure shoes; not thongs. You will need a hat and sunscreen, even on a cloudy day. The best kind of hat is one with a soft brim that goes all the way around to cover your ears and the back of your neck. A baseball hat is only just better than nothing. Ladies, you may find it awkward if you wear a tight or long skirt. The glider cockpit is quite warm so you don't need warm clothing.
We fly every weekend and public holiday, weather permitting, and air experience flights are available on most days on which we fly however as these flights require the services of a qualified gliding instructor, please contact us via email or mobile to confirm that we will be able to accommodate your preferred day.
The gliders are certified for a maximum passenger weight of 110kg. This cannot be exceeded, even by 1kg. There is also a minimum weight but we have extra ballast weights to make up the difference as long as you weigh at least 55kg. If you weigh less than 55kg you will be required to sit in the back seat Please do not be offended if the instructor asks you how much you weigh. Other than weight, if you can fit comfortably into the glider you can fly in it.
CompanyWe are a gliding club located in the scenic valleys of South Australia.
Phone: 02 9534 2884
Mobile: 0412 015 632