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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Glider Sailplane Ride for One in Salt Lake City Utah

Glider Sailplane Ride for One near Salt Lake City Utah

Flight has fascinated man for centuries and a glider ride gives you the opportunity to experience it for yourself. Our access to glider rides nationwide puts you in the cockpit and on your way to discover the thrill of flight.

 

Before you get started, here’s some general information 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 aloft and modern sailplanes are designed with a high lift-to-drag ratio, enabling extended flights.

 

There are two common methods for launching glider planes: aerotow launching and winch launching. In aerotow launching the glider is towed behind a powered aircraft and they take flight together. Once your glider pilot reaches the desired altitude, the rope from the powered aircraft is released and the sailplane begins independent flight. 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 prior experience or extensive classroom instruction is required for a glider ride. All that’s required is a spirit of adventure and a little time for pre-flight education. Before takeoff a certified pilot will cover general flight and safety information and answer any questions you may have. Then you and the pilot will be safely secured in the cockpit and fully prepared for takeoff.

 

A century ago engineless flight was considered impossible. Today it’s a wonderful reality and something within your grasp. Call us today for more information on glider rides and discover what it feels like to fly.

Information to Know for
Glider Sailplane Ride for One near Salt Lake City Utah

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WHO

This experience is good for one (1) person.

LOCATION

Salt Lake City Utah Metro Area

WHEN

Flights are made at this location May through October any day of the week.

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

RGSUT100001

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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? ]

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