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If you are looking to try Gliding in Melbourne or have a Glider joy flight, Beaufort Gliding club offers Gliding gift vouchers and Gliding experiences at Baccuhs Marsh, a short distance from Melbourne CBD. Come and have a Gliding flight with us.

Scenic flights

Gliding experience at Bacchus Marsh can be a scenic flight experience, the local Brisbane Mountain range and Lerderderg Gorge amongst viewing highlights.

Aerobatic flights

Aerobatic Gliding rides are also available to the more adventurous, try loops or experience freedom in 3 dimentions.

Instructional rlights

Instructional Glider flights with hands on instruction to safely experience being in control of the Glider. Most people find this is an exciting experience and many want to learn more and become part of the Gliding community.

The glider you will fly has dual controls and your instructor will sit behind you.  Your instructor will show you the control motions and, if you like, will guide you as you take the controls to have a go at flying the glider yourself.

Learning to fly while Glider flying is fun, a balanced mix of determination, flexibility and practice is necessary to achieve progress and get the most out of the sport. Once you have mastered the essentials and begin flying solo you will find the best is yet to come, as your skills and confidence become more highly developed you will learn to head out on cross country Glider soaring flights and perhaps enter soaring contests.

Learning to fly in gliding can be an invaluable skill for a career in aviation.

Requirements

  • All air experience flights are conducted with qualified instructors.
  • Gliders are weight critical. Flights may not be possible for people over 100 kg.
  • Airfields can be very hot in summer and extremely cold in winter.  Please ensure you wear appropriate clothing; including sunglasses, a narrow brim hat (the terry towelling type is ideal), and sunscreen.  Don't forget to bring your camera.

Costs

Flying Cost

  • $250.00 for a tow to 3,000 feet (up to 30 minutes*).  Includes 30 day membership for future flights.
  • Longer flights may be arranged with your instructor, if conditions permit, and will usually involve payment of an additional fee.

Bookings/Enquiries

To arrange a flight, gift certificate or seek further information, please contact: -

Name:
Robert Hocking
Telephone
0459 527 646
Electronic Mail
treasurer@beaufortgc.org.au

Please note: all prices are in Australian Dollars and include GST.  The club reserves the right to change prices without notice.

*    Flight duration is dependant on weather conditions and may be lower than that advertised. 

 

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