In continuation with the seeking of thrilling adventures, this week we explore Plane Gliding. Plane Gliding is an aviation activity or sport performed with the use of an unpowered aircraft, which is called a glider. Gliding can be a sport, but it is also an a fun activity, which can be enjoyed in varying ways. There are gliding clubs all over the world, including clubs in South Africa.
An experienced Glider Pilot knows that perfect blue sky weather is best for developing the best glide. The pilots travel all over the world looking to meet these conditions. South Africa is by no means an exception to this.
South African Gliding Club ‘Soaring Safaris’ is an excellent choice for your first experience gliding in the sky. It has good weather for gliding, with the average cloud base between 11,000 to 14,000 ft AMSI. Also, a third of the days that are most likely to be blue; are the perfect opportunity to go gliding.
South Africa’s best gliding location is based in the heart of Bloemfontein where the flying conditions is near perfection, it also offers many local attractions as well, including Golf courses, Squash, Tennis Courts, Theatres and Cinemas.
‘Soaring Safaris,” clubhouse has a swimming pool, bar and restaurant facility to serve light snacks during the day and suppers on the dining in nights. The surrounding trees create a pleasant atmosphere for dining out under the clear Freestate skies.
Pilots have access to a vast flying area, with minimum restrictions, giving you the perfect opportunity to fly South into the dry areas the Northern Karoo or North-West right up to South Africa’s border with Botswana.
The magnificent views are not just for the expert pilots out there, ‘Soaring Safaris’ is available to glider pilots with varying levels of experience from starters to pro’s.
The team at Bloemfontein provide top-notch guidance and training so that you can enjoy the excitement of gliding in South Africa safely.
Experience this unique flying adventure in the best location in the world, South Africa. The closest sensation to flying in a paper plane. There is no higher high than exploring nature from the big blue sky.
Photo Credit: Soaring Safaris