What is Glide Freedom?
Glide Freedom is a project undertaken by the Auckland Gliding Club to
provide fun glider flying, and glider training for the disabled.
We have the following aims.
introduce as many disabled people as possible to the joys of
train suitable disabled people to fly up to solo
make Gliding a sport accessable to
Glide Freedom Glider
Glide Freedom use an Schleicher ASK-21. It is a tandem
cockpit glider with flying controls in both front and rear cockpits.
In addition to the standard flying controls this glider has hand
controls for the rudder in the front cockpit. The hand
controls enable a pilot to fly the glider if they are not able to
use the standard rudder controls that are normally operated by the
Freedom flights have taken place at Drury [AGC
home base], Matamata airfield and Norfolk Rd Taranaki
Who Can Fly?
Almost everyone with a disability can fly in a glider. Weight is limited to 110 kg.
We have a patient lifter to
assist people into the cockpit if required.
Patient lifter donated
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