Past Meetup

Gliding for Beginners - Come Fly the Wicklow Mountains

This Meetup is past

10 people went

Price: €20.00 /per person
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Hi Folks,
We are putting together a Gliding experience package for July 6th in Gowran grange Airfield. Soaring above the Wicklow Mountains for a day.

Arriving at 9 am we will have a Tea /Coffee reception and then into our Safety and Weather briefing. This will outline all that we can expect with the days lesson.

After meeting your instructor and viewing the glider you will prepare for your Aero-Tow.

The club Airplane will tow your glider up to a heigth of 3,000 before they waggle the wings and release the tow cable , sending you and your instructor off on your first lesson.

You will fly the glider throughout the lesson with your instructor seated in the back guiding you. You will learn to control the aircraft in vairous stages of flight , turns , stalls and searching for more lift (very important !)

All of this takes place over some of the most stunning scenery of Ireland as the backdrop , and keep an eye our for the racecourse as you come in to land.

Flights from 3,000 feet take about 20-25 minutes to land , unless you find more lift :-)

This day out costs €80 for lesson , equipment and insurance.

After everyone has had their turn gliding and if there is sufficent light left in the day we will provide extra flights at a cost of €30.

Photo's on the day will be taken and uploaded to the site for you to collect

I'll post any more info as I think of it , and I'll be leaving from Parnell st early on the day if you care for a lift.

If you can give lifts please post in the comments section.

Places are limited to 10 people so please book early to avoid dissapointment.

and sorry but Places CANNOT be guaranteed unless you have paid the €20 deposit. this is required due to the number of no shows in the past.

Thanks a mill , see you in the Sky !