Glider Rides

Experience a magical time in the skies while flying in a glider plane!

Sailplanes can soar effortlessly in the air for extended periods of time. As the plane glides in the clouds, you will be taken back from the amazing views beneath you.

Come experience the excitement of flying with the birds!

Call 1-800-611-1298 to reserve your Glider Ride today!

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Detroit Michigan Glider Sailplane Ride for One

Detroit Michigan Glider Sailplane Ride for One

 

Will some altitude help your attitude? If you’re in need of a change and ready to try something totally new, you’ve landed in the right place. A glider ride could be the boost you need and Thrillant can help with our access to glider rides nationwide. Are you ready? Before your adventure begins, there are a few things to keep in mind. Gliders are also known as “sailplanes” and they offer the purest form of flight. They are engineless aircrafts that rely on solar power, thermal ridges, and air currents to stay airborne. Today’s sailplanes are designed for extended flights and allow you to soar effortlessly among the clouds taking in beautiful vistas below.

 

There are two common methods for launching sailplanes: aerotow launching and winch launching. Aerotow launching involves the glider being towed behind a powered aircraft as they take flight together. Once your pilot reaches the desired altitude, the rope from the powered aircraft is released and your independent glider ride is underway. Winch launching involves a powerful stationary engine located on the ground. The glider is attached to one end of a cable, the winch quickly winds it in, and then the glider is launched skyward as its journey begins.

 

No extensive classroom instruction or prior experience is required. All that’s necessary is a spirit of adventure and a little time for pre-flight instructions from a certified pilot. You’ll cover general flight and safety information and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions. Then you and the pilot will be safely harnessed in the cockpit and ready to go.

 

Your feet will land on the ground once your glider ride is complete, but your spirit will soar as you fondly remember such an enchanting experience. Consider it a spa treatment in the air and call us today.

 

Information to Know for
Detroit Michigan Glider Sailplane Ride for One
WHO

The price for this experience is good for one (1) person.

LOCATION

Detroit Michigan Metro Area

WHEN

Flights are made at this location April through October mainly on weekends.

DURATION

Plan to be at the airport for half a day. This flight could last anywhere between 20-60 minutes depending upon thermal conditions.

GUESTS

Guests are welcome to come and watch you fly from the ground. Who knows, maybe they'll decide to take flight themselves!

WEATHER

Weather can be a factor as aerial activities become too dangerous with high winds, heavy rain, fog, or other inclement weather. Rescheduling several times may be necessary as pilots may have to postpone your flight due to inclement weather.

WHAT TO WEAR

Dress comfortably for outdoor activity-wear appropriate footwear for walking in fields. Early mornings can be cool and damp- waterproof shoes will add to your comfort. Dresses, shorts, or sandals are not recommended.

AGE LIMIT

This experience is good for adventurers of all ages.

WEIGHT LIMIT

Approximately 220 lbs.

ITEM / ADVENTURE SKU NUMBER

RGASC100001

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Secondary Date :    

What is the secondary date for? All of the activities offered through Thrillinger have a set amount of slots, per day, that can be filled. The secondary date is to give Thrillinger a backup reservation in the event that your first choice was not available. If your preferred date and secondary date are not available, Thrillinger will contact you to set an appropriate date for your reservation. [ Questions? ]

$84.99

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