Experience the unique thrill and tranquility of a silent gliding flight at 3000ft in the air. You will have the opportunity to 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!
Your introductory flight begins with a safety briefing and practical demonstration before you jump in the front seat of the glider, with your instructor seated behind you. After a smooth take-off, the glider will begin climbing to 3000 feet and you will experience the unique thrill and tranquillity of silent flight that only gliding can provide. 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 eager, you can fly the glider hands-on and take control after the basics are demonstrated to you in the air. As your flight experience comes to a close, you will gently glide to a smooth and short landing, jumping out of the glider with a huge smile on your face!
Flights are available weekends only and are 22-30 minutes in duration. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them, according to their policy.
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 a hat, sunglasses and drinking water if it is hot.
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.
This experience is located in Benalla, approximately two hours north of Melbourne on the Hume Highway.