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Gliding, Introductory Glider Flight - Melbourne

Gliding, Introductory Glider Flight - Melbourne Gliding, Introductory Glider Flight - Melbourne Gliding, Introductory Glider Flight - Melbourne

Do you know someone that has always wanted to be a pilot? The perfect mix of flying, gentle exhilaration and friendly atmosphere at the gliding club makes for an unforgettable experience.

Bacchus Marsh (Melbourne)
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  • Description

    Do you know someone that has always wanted to be a pilot? Send them on an introductory gliding flight with a qualified instructor over Melbourne.

    Gliding Flight

    Gliding is one of Australia's fastest growing activities, and it's easy to see why. The perfect mix of elegant flying, gentle exhilaration and friendly atmosphere at the gliding club makes for an unforgettable experience.

    After an introduction with your qualified flight instructor you will be towed to your chosen release height by one of our tow aircraft (normally around 2-3,000ft). Once the required height has been reached the instructor will release the glider from the tow aircraft and the wonderful experience of "silent flight" commences. 

    You will be soaring on the thermals in the same way as birds. In fact, with no engines to scare them away, don't be surprised if you are joined mid-flight by a local Sea Eagle! At his/her discretion, the instructor may also allow you to have some "hands on" flying experience and teach you the basics of flying the glider. 

    This adventure flight is an excellent gift for any thrill seeker, with the option for time at the controls for someone who has always wanted to be a pilot.

    Intensity: 4.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 4.0 Intensity
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  • Reviews
    26 Reviews
    4.7 out of 5

    The booking process was a little awkward in getting a date & time. This may have been due to the company running the activity itself.

    Garry   5 out of 5

    Great experience coupled with a great team at the gliding club.

    Chris   5 out of 5

    The gliding club members were extremely welcoming and inclusive - terrific people all round. The flight was fantastic in every respect.

    Don N   5 out of 5

    it was a great adventure, the chaps at Bacchus Marsh were fantastic too

    allan b   5 out of 5

    Great Glider flight! Totally recommend to anyone looking for a great experience!

    James N   5 out of 5

    Loved this experience it was exciting but at no time did I feel scared because the crew were so confident and experienced wow thanks

    Lynn M   5 out of 5

    As far as the staff is concerned they were friendly and helpful, but gliding is not my thing, but maybe for other people.

    Sarvesh   4 out of 5

    I like to thank everyone involved for there professionalism & friendliness

    Bernie C   5 out of 5

    Very happy with experience

    Antonette G   5 out of 5

    The guys at the VMFG Gliding School were absolutely accommodating and friendly. I had an experience of a lifetime. Being very tall I was concerned about me fitting into the glider but they brought out a glider that tendered to my needs (but only just). To be up there gliding around seemingly effortlessly and in silence was an absolute buzz. Get out to Bacchus Marsh and do it! Well done and fully recommend the adventure as a bucket list experience.

    John D   5 out of 5
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  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • You must be fit enough to climb in and out of the glider cabin unaided
    • Minimum age 15
    • Maximum weight 99kg
    • Maximum height 195cm

    What to Bring/Wear

    • Parts of our airfield are grass and can be soft and wet at times, so bring shoes that are suited to that environment
    • Sunglasses are recommended
    • Wear flat-soled shoes and bring a jumper with you in case it gets cold at higher altitudes
    • Bring sunblock and a hat in summer
    • Camera for before and after shots (cameras are not recommended inside the aircraft)
    • BYO snacks and drinks, there are no cafe facilities at the airfield

    What is Supplied

    • Introductory Gliding flight of up to 20 minutes (the length of glider flights depends entirely on the prevailing thermals - currents of warmer air that provide the lift).
    • All instruction and safety equipment

    More Information

    Gliding venues are run as non-profit-making clubs and operate on a first come first served basis - you might be asked to sign onto a flight list and wait your turn to glide.

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