Canterbury Gliding Club

Flying from Springfield and Omarama

Trial Flights

We currently offer two options for an introduction to flight training:

Single Trial Instructional Flight

  • The Trial Instructional Flight is an introduction to gliding. 
  • After a briefing on the glider, you and your instructor will take an aero-tow to 4000 feet above ground.
  • The flight will last approximately 25-60 minutes depending on what you want to do and what the weather conditions are like. Your instructor will give you the opportunity to take the controls.
  • We have an information sheet explaining the essential items to help you enjoy your Trial Instructional Flight.
  • The Trial Instructional Flight costs $250. Payment by cash or cheque can be made at the Springfield airfield when you fly.
  • If you wish to purchase a Trial Instructional Flight Voucher as a gift for someone, we offer a "mail order service" as we do not sell Vouchers from any business outlet: please leave a message on our club answerphone (3) 318 4758 or send us an email. As we are a voluntary organisation, it may take a few days to respond to your message so we can arrange payment and posting you the Voucher.

A Six Flight Course

  • This course covers the essential "basics" and lays the foundation for controlling the glider.
  • You and your instructor will take six aero-tow launches to 2500 feet above the airfield.
  • Each of these flights will last about 15 - 20 minutes.
  • The syllabus for the six flight course is given below.
  • The six flight course costs $750. Payment by cash or cheque can be made at the Springfield airfield when you fly.

There are some airfield rules to abide by and some items to bring.

And continuing

Now that you are ready to continue your flying, we ask you to join the club and complete our Membership Form, or if you are under 19 years of age, our Youth Glide Canterbury Membership Form.  We hope to see you at the airfield.