Anyone can experience the thrill of glider flight as long as they are 16 years of age or older and weigh less than 105 kg.
In fact, the Aero Club Adele Orsi of Calcinate organizes promotional flights on the club’s two-seater gliders, in which the passenger will be accompanied by one of our experienced pilots or an instructor.
In the two-seater glider, the passenger sits behind the pilot, but he too can enjoy the splendid aerial view of the Varese valleys through the fully transparent canopy.
The ACAO has two offerings for promotional flights, which differ in the altitude at which the glider unhooks from the tow plane and begins the actual flight.
A promotional flight with tow at the 1000-meter altitude costs € 170.00 and lasts about half an hour, while the one at 750 meters lasts about 20 minutes and costs € 140.00.
Flight activity is subject to weather conditions and the availability of means and pilots: for example, flights are not conducted when it rains and when there is wind, fog or low clouds. Cloudy days with clouds at a sufficient altitude, however, can be suggestive and not be negatively affected by sport flying. Therefore, it is not possible for us to assure you that the flight will take place on the day you have booked, but we will always try to accommodate requests as far as possible and safe.
We suggest that you call the office in advance, before going to the airport, to make sure that the weather conditions allow for the flight.
Promotional flights are operated only from Wednesday to Sunday and it is advisable to call (0332 310073) a couple of days in advance to check flight slot availability. On Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, flights are normally made during the morning, in the off-season (September-February) it is also possible between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays preferably by 10:30 a.m. or late afternoon.
People with disabilities can also fly as long as their disability does not interfere with the controls. However, our staff is available to assess each individual situation.
Finally, it is recommended to bring a pair of sunglasses and a hat to shield yourself from the sun.