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Glider Aircraft Thermal Lift Flight (sailplane) is probably the closest thing any human will come to feeling like a bird. Powered only by gravity and air currents, these gliders move silently through the sky, often for hours at a time. Because they have no engines, gliders or sailplanes can be thought of as pure flying vehicles, staying aloft by balancing the forces of gravity, lift, drag, and thrust.

Glider Aircraft Thermal Lift Flight

AVAILABILITY Reservations at least 24 hours in advance
LEAD BY   FAA certified Flight Instructor
MEETING TIME   Passenger please arrive at least 15 minutes before departure
DURATION   From 30 minutes up to 1 hour flight (depending on season and temperature)
INCLUDED Greeting, registration and pilot briefing
Professional pilot
About 30 to 60 minutes flight (depending on thermal winds and season)
BRING WITH   Comfortable clothing
  Sport shoes or sneakers
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Your experience starts with the qualified instructor giving you a pre-flight briefing which will enable you to understand how the glider is capable of stay airborne for long period of time. Lift, the force that directly opposes gravity, comes from the force of the air on the underside of the wing. In a sense, a sailplane is very similar to a roller coaster.

Both are towed up high and released. They begin to fall and the force of gravity gets them going. Unlike a roller coaster, which continuously loses height, a sailplane can also gain elevation by riding rising currents of air.

Known as thermals, these localized updrafts are caused by air being heated by the warm ground below. When a glider hits a thermal,  it can fly for hours at a time. We suggest Glider Aircraft Thermal Lift Flight also to make a wonderful gift. If the weather is unsafe for any reason, the experience will be postponed. For more information and booking details please contact us.

Participants Guidelines

Minimum age: 18+

Max height: 1.90m

Max weight: 100 kg

Spectators are welcome to watch the preparation and take-off

Those who are pregnant, or have recently undergone major surgery or heart problems are unable to participate

In case of bad weather conditions, the activity will be postponed

Bookings with Alpsndown are valid for 6 months from the date of issue. For more information check terms and conditions policy.


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My 10 year old son had a blast. Staff was great. Thank you!


Had a great time in my first glider flight. Everyone was very professional and helpful. A great instructor too, very informative, supportive and a pleasure to talk with.

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