Anybody know anything about flying a glider? There is a Gliderport close to me and I was thinking about checking it out. How safe or dangerous is it, and most importantly how much fun is it?
No doubt it's a lot of fun (unless you're about 800' AGL, 200+ miles from where you want to be and all the other gliders you're competing against seem to be still in the air at 10,000' )
Out of curiosity how much $$ do you spend on an average flight. At a local soaring club its $70 a tow to 3,000 (including everything) which could either be cheap or expensive depending on the thermals.
Glider time doesn't apply for total time requirements, does it?Your right, a $30 and 2,000 foot tow, in my glider, and I am gone on a 6 hour flight, ends up being a pretty cheap way to build total time, and possibly a lot of cross country time if I end up landing more than 50 miles away.