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Learn the basics of gliding with this one-day course. During this introductory day you will fly 2 times under the guidance of an experienced pilot. You will be towed up by a tow plane. A one-day course is a good stepping stone to getting acquainted with gliding.
Your day begins at 10:30 in the morning at the gliding club's hangar. You will begin with the briefing. This is how the gliding operation is always started. The weather conditions, flight planning and all other relevant things for the day are gone over. Before you start flying you get theory on the basics of flying. Then you go to the aircraft for inspection.
After the inspection you will step into the aircraft together after which your first take-off will begin. With a tow plane you will be pulled up far above the landscape. You will rise about 500 meters into the air. During the first flight you experience how it feels. On a day with little or no thermals you will be towed higher into the air so you can still gain enough flying experience.
Between flights there is plenty of time for all your questions. Before each flight there is a briefing and after each flight a debriefing. In addition, you will discover the club life of the gliding club and see if this world is something for you. Who knows, maybe this is a nice step towards a multi-day course or even the complete training to become a glider pilot?
During the second flight you get the chance to try out the controls yourself. With your hands loosely on the control stick you will feel what the pilot is doing. Of course everything goes at a pace you feel comfortable with. It is very quiet in a glider, so you can hear the pilot well while he tells you more about flying and the environment.
After the second flight you can leave, but if you like you can chat with the rest of the crew.
The course is held at the airport in Weelde. This is located in Belgium, near Turnhout and the Dutch border. Weelde airfield is a popular field for glider pilots from Belgium and the Netherlands. At the bottom of this page you will find a map with the location.
During the course you will not only discover how much fun it is to fly yourself in a glider, but also how sociable the team is among themselves. You might not expect it, but gliding is a real team sport. You'll be surprised how many people it takes to get you to glide.
|Persons||1 - 2|
|Season||April until october|
|Only available during in its season. Please check the validity of your voucher.|
|Age||Min. 14 years|
|Max. length||2.00 m|
|Maximum height of the participant|
|Max. weight||100 kg|
|Maximum weight of the student, including clothes. For safety.|
|How you participate: is it a flying lesson or do you fly along.|
|Indicates whether the time periods listed are block times or flight times. Flight time is the time in the air. Block time means from engine on to engine off, thus including taxiing.|
|Valid for||2 year|
|How long the voucher is valid after issue. Dit geldt alleen voor nieuwe bonnen.|
|1 person||€ 129|
|2 persons||€ 258|
|Cost Glider flying day course tow start|