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. Even better, you get to enjoy this three times!
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 to the south, 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. And best of all, you get to do it three times in one day!
Please note, this experience is available on weekends only.
Flights are available weekends only and are 22-30 minutes in duration. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Only you and the qualified instructor will share the flying: it is strictly a one-on-one experience.
Subject to weather conditions. If the day is cancelled, your flight can be rescheduled for another day.
Casual clothing is fine. Take care to apply sunscreen since you may be exposed to the sun, and bring small hat, sunglasses and some water to drink if it is hot. Bring your camera.
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.
Benalla - approximately two hours north of Melbourne on the Hume Highway.