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Sport of this week – Gliding!

Have you ever had the wish to fly like a bird?

The ACLO, in collaboration with the North Netherlands Gliding Club (NNZC), offers you the opportunity to experience what it is like to soar like a bird.

Fly with us
Your seatbelts are fastened, an explanation on the instruments follows and that time is there… Launch! The cable is tightened and there you go. Within seconds you ascend with a speed of approximately 100 km/h and at around 500 meters the plane unhooks. It’s faster and more intense than a rollercoaster! From that moment you fly. An experienced instructor explains how it is possible the plane keeps soaring, while you enjoy your view.

You learn gliding by experience. Every time you go up in the air with an instructor you will become a step closer to flying solo and the Glider Pilot License (GPL). Apart from flying you will experience how flying is organized. To be able to fly there is collaboration between the pilot, the wingtip-man, the signaler, the administrator and the winch launcher.

In order to qualify for the GPL you will have to learn theory like meteorology, aerodynamics and construction, apart from the exam flights. Often the trainee pilots do not find the theory difficult, but interesting! Visit for the current student rates and more information!

There are not so many requirements you will have to meet if you wish to fly with us, except you do not weigh more than a 100 kg. Also, flying with a heavy cold is not recommended due to some pressure differences you are going to experience even though they are reasonably small.

Data 2017-2018

Period 4A: 18 May & 15 May
Period 4B: 15 June, 29 June & 13 July

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