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	Albuquerque New Mexico Glider Sailplane Ride

Albuquerque New Mexico Glider Sailplane Ride for One

Dreaming to fly is fun, but figuring out how and where to start is tough. A glider ride gives you the chance to experience flight without the need for feathers and wings. All you need is Thrillant and our access to glider rides nationwide.


Before your adventure begins, here’s some general information to keep in mind. Gliders are also known as “sailplanes” and they offer the purest form of flight. They are engineless aircrafts that rely on solar power, thermal ridges, and air currents to stay aloft and modern sailplanes are designed with high lift-to-drag ration, enabling extended flight.


There are two common methods for launching sailplanes: aerotow launching and winch launching. In aerotow launching the glider is towed behind a powered aircraft and they take flight together. Once your pilot reaches the desired altitude, the rope from the powered aircraft is released and the sailplane begins its journey and your solo flight is underway. Winch launching involves a powerful stationary engine located on the ground. The glider is attached to one end of a cable, the winch quickly winds it in, and then the glider is launched skyward and your amazing adventure begins.


No extensive classroom instruction or prior experience is required for a glider ride. All that’s necessary is a spirit of adventure and a little extra time for pre-flight instructions from a certified pilot. You’ll cover general flight and safety information and have the opportunity to ask questions. Then you and the pilot will be safely secured in the cockpit and fully ready to experience the enchantment of silent flight.


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Albuquerque New Mexico Glider Sailplane Ride for One

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This experience is good for one (1) person.


Albuquerque New Mexico Metro Area


Flights are made at this location year round Mondays through Saturdays.


Plan to be at the airport for half a day. This flight could last anywhere between 20-60 minutes depending upon thermal conditions.


Guests are welcome to come and watch you fly from the ground. Who knows, maybe they'll decide to take flight themselves!


Weather can be a factor as aerial activities become too dangerous with high winds, heavy rain, fog, or other inclement weather. Rescheduling several times may be necessary as pilots may have to postpone your flight due to inclement weather.


Dress comfortably for outdoor activity-wear appropriate footwear for walking in fields. Early mornings can be cool and damp- waterproof shoes will add to your comfort. Dresses, shorts, or sandals are not recommended.


This experience is good for adventurers of all ages.


Approximately 220 lbs.



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What is the secondary date for? All of the activities offered through Thrillant have a set amount of slots, per day, that can be filled. The secondary date is to give Thrillant a backup reservation in the event that your first choice was not available. If your preferred date and secondary date are not available, Thrillant will contact you to set an appropriate date for your reservation. [ Questions? ]


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