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Gliding Introductory Flight - 3000ft Gawler (Adelaide)

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Adelaide Soaring Club

Gliding Introductory Flight - 3000ft Gawler (Adelaide)


  • Try your hand at gliding at 3000ft
  • Enjoy a peaceful flight over lush countryside
  • Qualified and experienced instructor

Flying in formation behind your launch aircraft you reach 3000 feet, pull the release, peel off and trim to cruising speed. Experience the wonder of gliding, learning how to control the aircraft, banking left and right. This is flying in its purest form.

What's Included?

  • 15-20 minutes flight time
  • Qualified instructor

To start your gliding introductory flight, you will be met by the Duty Instructor and be shown around the glider and explained the controls. The fleet consists of modern two seat fibreglass sailplanes.

You are strapped in the front seat, with a qualified instructor in the rear and launched by a power plane to about 3,000 feet. The instructor conducts the launch and release and then (if you like) it will be your turn to try your hand at gliding.

Shallow and sharp turns, slow speed and high speed runs or just enjoy a peaceful flight over the countryside. The choice is yours. When it is time to land, see what it is like to join the circuit and do a pinpoint landing!

This will be followed by a debrief and your friends and family will be able to photograph your adventure.

Session Length

  • The flight lasts from 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the weather
  • If you wish to stay airborne longer, extra time will be charged at club rates on the day
  • Available every weekend and with limited operation on weekdays


  • Minimum height 135cm and maximum height 198cm
  • Maximum weight 110kg


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

For groups, please book your flying day in advance so extra aircraft can be made available. Due to the popularity of these flights there may be a waiting time of 4 to 6 weeks when you book.


In the event of rain or inclement weather, your experience will still go ahead unless contacted by the experience provider. If the experience is cancelled due to poor weather, you will be rescheduled by the experience provider directly.

Dress Code

It is recommended that you bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Other Info

Customers will need to fill out and sign an Introductory Membership Application to the Gliding Federation of Australia and abide by those conditions.

This experience takes place in Gawler, SA.

For 1 person
$364 each
$364 each
$364 each

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