Glide Freedom

Gliding for the Disabled

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Page Updated 21 Oct, 2014

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.

  • To introduce as many disabled people as possible to the joys of unpowered flight.

  • To train suitable disabled people to fly up to solo standard.

  • To make Gliding a sport accessable to all.

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 feet.

Glide Freedom flights have taken place at Drury [AGC home base], Matamata airfield and Norfolk Rd Taranaki airfield. 

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 by Invacare.

 

 Glide Freedom Brochure [Download]                    Glide Freedom Newsletter No 2 [Download]

 

 Glide Freedom Brochure V5.doc