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Gliding Introductory Flight - 3000ft

Gliding Introductory Flight - 3000ft

Code: GLV731
  • $200
  • Location: Benalla, Northern VIC
  • For: 1 person
  1. Valid for 12 months
  2. Free exchange

Enjoy the unique experience of silent flight from 3,000 ft in a glider. Fly the glider yourself and bask in the wonderful Victorian countryside below you. This is an experience so serene, you'll be wishing that you never have to land.

You'll start your gliding adventure with your friendly instructor. After some safety instructions and demonstrations you'll take the front seat of your sleek glider. Your instructor will be seated behind you.

This is the time to ask all those questions! After a smooth take off, the glider is released at 3,000 feet to enjoy the unique thrill and tranquillity of silent flight that only gliding can provide. You will take in the magnificent views of the Great Dividing Range (and its stunning mountains including Mt. Buffalo and Mt. Buller) to the south and east and the great plains to the north.

Then, when it's safe to do so and if you are keen, you can fly the glider 'hands-on' and take control after we demonstrate the basics to you in the air. And don't worry: your instructor is always sitting behind you and will not let you do anything unsafe. As the experience comes to a close, you will gently glide to a smooth and short landing, ready to jump off the glider with a huge smile in your face.

This experience voucher is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

Venue:

Benalla - approximately 2 hours north of Melbourne on the Hume Highway.

Session Length

Flights are available weekends only and are 22-30 minutes in duration. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Guidelines:

You must weight 105kg or less, with a maximum height of 6'4. Please advise if you have any severe medical condition. There are no restrictions on pregnant women flying.

Numbers:

Only you and the qualified instructor will share the flying: it is strictly a one-on-one experience.

Spectators:

Spectators are welcome to watch you, under supervision from the runway while you fly, or from sheltered spots within the airfield. There will be plenty of photo opportunities!

Weather:

Subject to weather conditions. If the day is cancelled, your flight can be rescheduled for another day.

Other Info:

You will fly a training two-seater glider with a qualified instructor in the back seat, to give you a clear view from your front seat. You will have to sign an indemnity form prior to your flight. Some limited aerobatics may be performed if requested and at extra cost in some cases.

Rated 5 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Incredible experience!! I purchased this experience for my boyfriend. He absolutely loved it and cannot wait to get back up in the air with these guys! 4 March 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful, would do again. The overall experience was great. Flight instructor was very thorough and explained everything in detail which allowed me to fly the glider without any hassles. Only draw back a long trip from Melbourne. On hind thought we should have stayed overnight. 25 February 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome experience - would highly recommend it !! 15 July 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by My dealings with RedBalloon were very positive; the person I spoke to was helpful and efficient. The Gliding experience was great. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't co-operating and there were no good thermals, but the instructor made me feel at ease and did what he could to keep us in what little lift there was. Overall, a very positive experience. 13 November 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by The guys at the gliding club are all very professional and friendly, they made me feel comfortable about going into the air and explained everything in detail. Thanks for the wonderful experience. 1 November 2011
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