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On your gliding course, You’ll get close personal attention from one of our qualified instructors and as much hands on flying as we can give you. In fact – with a course gearing of only 4 pupils to 1 instructor and glider – you’ll get lots of time in the air. We will teach every aspect of being a glider pilot, from flying to supervising the launch and driving the retrieve tractors, to completing the flying logs as well as your own personal pilot’s log book .
Power to Silent Flight
We assume you can fly and will quickly help you get to grips with a glider’s performance and handling Characteristics. Then we will hone your skills as a pilot in some of the key areas of difference between power and glider flight. In a glider, the angle of bank in a turn can exceed 45º and the turn rate will be around 20 seconds for a full 360. Extra drag must be avoided at all costs. Effective use of the rudder in maintaining accurate flight aerodynamics at all times will be a key element of this transition course.
Even if you subsequently opt to stay with power flying, you will leave the course a better pilot for having had the experience.
Weight Shift to Stick Shift
Designed for Hang and Para Glider pilots who are familiar with ridge and thermal soaring, We assume you can fly and will quickly help you get to grips with a glider’s performance and handling Characteristics. One of the key areas we will need to work on is how to turn the glider by using the joystick rather than shifting your weight, so in addition to your time in the air we will also proved extended time on our simulator to help “retrain your brain” With good weather, we should have you soaring the hills or thermaling in what should be very familiar territory on no time at all. Of course, taking off and landing a glider is also a whole different ballgame so we’ll put some time in on this aspect of glider flying too.
This course is very suitable for those hang and paragliding pilots who are considering transitioning to some other form of aviation sport. Our experienced cross country pilots (750K is our club record) will be on hand to bend your ear and regain you with stories of their epic flights. We’ll be trying to convince you that with the skills you already possess, Fixed Wing Gliding is the way to go.