See the amazing Glasshouse Mountain range from the vantage point most people
can only dream about. Our Glasshouse Mountains Glider Joy Flight will place
you amongst these amazing extinct volcanic formations. You will fly close to
Mt Beerwah, around Crookneck and Mt Tibrogargan in the fabulous Glasshouse Mountains.
An absolutely amazing experience so close to Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast.
On the day of your Glasshouse Mountains glider joy flight, you’ll
be met by your experienced glider pilot and you’ll be introduced to the
glider. You will climb aboard one of our latest model Super Dimona motor gliders.
These gliders are the most reliable and comfortable motor gliders available
and feature excellent visibility through a one piece canopy with no door or
windscreen pillars to block your view.
Depart from Caboolture Airfield or Maroochydore Airfield (optional)
As you depart from either Caboolture Airfield or Maroochydore Airfield, you
will cruise out to Mt Beerwah, around Crookneck and Mt Tibrogargan in the fabulous
Glasshouse Mountains. You will then climb over Cairncross Park on the edge of
the Blackall Range, out over Maleny and Lake Baroon in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland
where the engine will be shut down and you will then begin the magic experience
of gliding while taking in magnificent views of the Sunshine Coast down to Caloundra,
the Pumicestone Passage, Bribie Island and out to Moreton Island in Moreton
During the Glasshouse Mountains glider flight you'll be sitting next to your
pilot in the front seat of the glider. You will have plenty of opportunities
to take photographs and discuss the flight with your pilot on the flight radio.
If you choose to, you can have a go at flying the glider under the watchful
instruction of your experience glider pilot. You’ll discover just how easy it
is to fly! Your pilot is a qualified motor glider instructor and will be more
than happy to explain how this state of the art glider flies and the techniques
used by glider pilots to fly long distances using just the natural thermal energy
in the atmosphere.
PRICE shown is for 1 Adult.
Flight Duration: Approximately 1 hour
Location: We fly from Caboolture Airfield
(45 minutes north of Brisbane) but we can also fly from Maroochydore Airfield
on the Sunshine Coast. Choose below in our "options" area. Default
is Caboolture Airfield.
How many passengers can you fly?
Each of our motor gliders carries a pilot/instructor and passenger. We are the
only operator with two motor gliders which allows you the unique opportunity
to enjoy your gliding adventure with a friend or partner on a Formation Flight.
What type of motor gliders do you have?
We have the two most modern motor gliders in Queensland. Both are the current
model HK36 Super Dimona. They are the most reliable and comfortable motor gliders
made and feature excellent visibility through a one piece canopy with no door
or windscreen pillars to block your view - a big advance on older motor gliders.
Click this link to view specs
What happens if the day I am booked to do my flight the weather is
No problems we will not expect you to fly, we want you to really enjoy your
flight and will be more than happy to move your booking to a more suitable day.
Are there any weight restrictions?
The maximum weight limit is 110kg. Don’t forget to bring your camera as
there are plenty of spectacular photo opportunities!
When do we fly?
We fly 7 days a week (excludes some public holidays) from 8am – 4pm. Bookings
are essential and are subject to availability. You will be required to complete
a waiver prior to participating in the experience.