Introductory flights are available to the public whenever there is flying at our field, subject to the availability of a pilot and a club owned glider. It is best to call ahead to schedule your flight to avoid long wait times. Late mornings on weekends and holidays are the best time for visitors to come for flights. We sometimes schedule a block of time during the week for the purpose of accommodating guests.
To fly at the Winnipeg Gliding Club, a person must be 12 years of age or older. Guests are asked to become a "one-day" members of the Club and sign a waiver before taking a flight.
*GST is included in all prices. We have a Square at the flight line to allow payment by credit card, however, we do prefer cash or check payments. The closest ATM is at the Credit Union in Starbuck.
The Classic Discovery Flight $155
You and your qualified pilot will be towed to 3000 feet above ground level where you will release from the tow plane and experience the silent freedom of soaring as you glide back to the airport. (approximately 15 to 20 minutes).
The Hands On Flight $180
You and your instructor will be towed to 3000 feet above ground level with the opportunity to have hands-on instruction for your first flight as a glider pilot. If atmospheric conditions permit, you may experience the thrill of thermal soaring and stay aloft for a longer duration. If you choose to sign up for lessons, this flight may be logged as your first training flight towards earning your license, and the cost may be applied towards the Introduction to Gliding Package. (you must purchase the Package within the same season as your Discovery Flight in order to credit your Discovery Flight towards it).
The High Flyer $225
You will be towed up along with your pilot to an altitude over a mile high, and release from the tow plane. If rising air currents (thermals) are present, this flight could last for up to 30-45 minutes - without an engine! It will be tailored to what you want to experience, from your first lesson to a fast-paced thrill ride, or gentle, relaxing glide back to the airport. The duration of this flight will vary depending on the type of flight you choose and the atmospheric conditions.
The High Flyer Duo $500 for 2 people (*Note: currently unavailable but will return for 2023)
Take advantage of this special package designed for 2 which provides a great opportunity for some air to air photography while sharing the experience of silent flight and the thrill of soaring with a friend or family member.
This flight offers the same things as the High Flyer except that it involves taking 2 passengers up at the same time, with 2 pilots, 2 gliders and 2 tow planes! You will each be towed up along with your pilots in separate sailplanes to an altitude over a mile high, and release from the tow planes in close proximity to each other. The duration of this flight could last up to 30-45 minutes. but will vary depending on the type of flight you choose and the atmospheric conditions during the flight.
*The duo flight must be booked in advance to ensure we have the necessary resources available to create this unique experience.
Group rates (by advance booking only and may be on a weekday afternoon or evening)
We offer the Classic Discovery flight to groups of 5 or more people at a reduced rate of $140 per person, or $135 per person if you have a group of 10 or more people (Note that the maximum number of flights we can accommodate in a single day is around 14). Groups are welcome to take advantage of our club house facilities and BBQs if they would like to prepare meals for their group.