Air Experience Flights: currently unavailable due COVID-19
We offer two types of air experience flights, standard and deluxe. If the flight is for you, you can pay at the airfield on the day of your flight. If you want to give a flight as a gift to someone then you can purchase through our PayPal page. After payment an email will be sent to the club, a voucher will be raised, and a letter and the voucher will be mailed out to you, or to the recipient, according to the details you enter at the time of purchase. The link to PayPal is at the bottom of the page.
An Air Experience Flight can offer a basic lesson in the controls of a glider and allows the passenger to have a go at flying the glider under the guidance of an instructor. The passenger must sign the Gliding Federation of Australia introductory membership form.
Standard ($170) - aerotow launch to 2,500ft and typically about 15 minutes in the air, depending on both weather and the flight manoeuvres undertaken by the student pilot;
Deluxe ($230) - higher aerotow launch to 4,000ft with up to 30 minutes in the air, offering more initial flight instruction and introductory experience. Flight duration is dependent upon both weather and the flight manoeuvres undertaken by the student pilot.
Flight duration is weather dependent. The above durations are indicative only. When weather conditions permit, we will try to prolong your flight but sometimes there is no rising air for us to use. Some flight training sequences may also reduce flight duration.
Note: There is a 105kg max weight limit for the passenger or student, so please do not proceed if the intended recipient weighs more than this. For safety reasons, the total weight of passenger/student and instructor is also subject to a limit.
Passengers weighing up to 85kg can attend on any flying day without booking; but
Passengers who weigh between 86kg and 105kg must be matched with an instructor of appropriate weight. Intending passengers in this weight range are strongly advised to contact the club for advice on a suitable date to fly. Please call Stewart May on 0418 622 597 or Greg Schmidt on 0412 747 894.
Note: Cameras should be used with a neck or wrist strap, to ensure they do not impede use of controls or drift loose around the cockpit. This is important to flight safety.