ಮಕ್ಕಳ Gliding ಸಾಹಸಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳನ್ನು ನೊಡಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ
A funfilled gliding experience was organised at Southern Tablelands Gliding Club on 27/12/08. Located at Carrick airstrip, which is about 20 kms from the city of Goulburn. It is a good two hours drive from sydney towards the south. About 30 people had registered for this exciting program.Including kids who were above 10 years of age. So we all got together at liverpool at 0700 hrs in the morning and drove down from there towards Goulburn. Enroute we stopped for a quick break for breakfast at a rest area which was around 50 kms off Hume Highway. We all reached the Gliding Club around 0930 hrs, there everyone of us was briefed about the safety, rules and even about the glider's we were flying by the Chief Flying Instructor of the club.
The weather was favouring us, and was very good for going flying. There was not much cloud cover and even the winds were not gusting, or else these two factors would defenitely affect our flying. And then soon enough our first aviator was briefed about the flight and its controls. which is a Blanik 2-seater Glider. He then got into the cockpit and the canopy's were closed. soon he was cleared for Takeoff on Runway 240. But due to some snag the first two flights were not successful and the glider descended down rapidly immediately after takeoff and made a safe landing on the strip. Then all the club's pilot's got together and fixed up the snag, and then on all the remaining flights went on smoothly. Later in the day at around 1200 hrs the runway directions changed to 060 due to change in the wind direction, and we all moved to the other end of the runway and resumed our flying. By 1500 hrs some dark Cumulo Nimbus cloud started developing over the airfield and as expected there was a huge thunderstorm developing and it started raining very heavily. So few of the remaining flights got cancelled and eventually we all started heading back towards Sydney Overall it was a very pleasent, enjoyable and exciting experience for all of us.
Article by -Murali Mohan, (A Trainee pilot in Banks town airport)
Due to the bad weather all the people gathered could not fly on 27th Dec, an alternative day was booked on 18th January.Everyone were able to fly and enjoy on a beautiful sunny day.Please look at the pictures & read the opinion below.
Here are few kids & parents opinions after their landing from the ultimate 1000 feet high gliding experience.
Vishnu: I wanted to fly bit more higher !
Shravan: Wow! The nice part is when the rope gets disconnected oooh!
Pranav: Good that was really nice ride could have been little longer
Sagar: Beautiful! Want to go again.
Sonica: Never been to any rides,found bit nervous,excited while take off
Bharathi: Don't know what to say,thanks to the organizers.This is my first and best experience
Soumya: Very good,thought I can`t fly so high
Jyothsna: Wonderful ! felt bit sick at one stage but it was very nice experience.
Gouri: Felt bit tensed while landing
Monica:Wow! Too good, bit bumpy some times
Dakshina Murthy: Very nice...enjoyed the ride
Sanjay: I was allowed to control the glider for 3/4 of the journey.wow!
Eashan: Very good, ha excellent!
Basavaraj Matapathi: The acrobatic roller coaster part was really amazing!
Rajalakshmi: fantastic...like to go again if I had more $
Badri: good mite,nice experience,good to see when the glider takes turn
Nandini: 1..2..3..4...5...6 took off at last. 5 cable breaks! but finally its a fantastic experience
Narayana: I was bit afraid to take over the gliding controls....my flight....my flight ...said the pilot!
Pratibha:Enjoyed but could have been bit longer !
Shreevathsa: good....worth waiting
Ashok babu: `Lucky last' that is what they said when I landed, because I had a very long ride..... beautiful.....