Fly in a Sailplane for 90 minutes in a very long flight. July.

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Fly in a Sailplane for 90 minutes in a very long flight. July.

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My client orders me the 90-minute flight on Sailplane! It’s a very long flight.

The 90-minute Saliplane flight is the longest flight I offer and is suitable for passengers who want to fly far or stay in the air for longer.

My client is a paragliding pilot and wants to do a performance flight with a Sailplane. We are going to make a custom flight, so we choose the best day, according to the weather forecast, to carry out this special and demanding flight.

fly with xirli in a Sailplane

My proposal is that the passenger can enjoy the same sensations as when flying a paraglider, but flying at a speed 4 times higher than that of the paraglider, even piloting the Sailplane on some occasions, always supervised by the instructor pilot, who flies on the same aircraft as my client.

Fly with Xirli in a Sailplane

The day of the flight has finally arrived!

My client comes with his wife, who will see all the activity from the airfield, strolling the runway, the hangars, and having a drink at the airfield bar, while enjoying the constant takeoffs and landings of other Sailplanes.

Fly with Xirli in a Sailplane
Fly with Xirli in a Sailplane
I tell the passenger that it is essential to wear a cap, wear sunglasses, and wear comfortable clothes.

 

To carry out this flight it is not necessary to be a pilot but it is advisable to take some medicine to prevent motion sickness since thermal currents sometimes shake the Sailplane.

The scheduled time to fly is 2 pm. We arrived at 12 pm to see the flight environment at the airfield.

We eat some sandwiches at the aerodrome bar, while we watch the Sailplanes fly and land.

At 2 pm we go to the aerodrome office to check that we have the flight booked.

The passenger fills in a digital form with his data. It has a full coverage of Sailplane activity.

Among other advantages of filling in the form, the passenger becomes a member of the flight club.

Once the bureaucratic part is completed, we move to the hangar where our glider is located.

The passenger receives a briefing, in which the operation of the levers, ailerons, and pedals of the Sailplane is explained.

The briefing takes approximately 40 minutes.

Fly with Xirli in a Sailplane
Fly with Xirli in a Sailplane

The passenger puts on the parachute, receives an explanation of its operation, and enters the Sailplane.

The seat belt is fastened, the pedals are adjusted to the feet.

We close the cockpit and tie a rope that goes from the tow plane to the Sailplane.

The tow plane is placed in front of the Sailplane, turns until the rope is taut, accelerates to the maximum, and begins to roll on the track.

A helper walks holding the wing of the Sailplane until the speed of the Sailplane does not allow the wing to touch the ground.

The Sailplane takes off when the speed exceeds approximately 90 kilometers per hour.

Fly with Xirli in a Sailplane
Fly with Xirli in a Sailplane
Fly with Xirli in a Sailplane
Fly with Xirli in a Sailplane

You have already taken off!

Tow plane goes around looking for thermals. Once the Sailplane is at the programmed height, the rope that connects the tow plane with the sailplane is unhooked and it flies autonomously.

During the flight, the passenger takes control of the Sailplane and the pilot corrects the passenger’s decisions, raising or lowering the nose of the Sailplane, etc …

The instructor pilot constantly asks the passenger if he is feeling well during the flight.

Fly with Xirli in a Sailplane
Fly with Xirli in a Sailplane
Fly with Xirli in a Sailplane
Fly with Xirli in a Sailplane
Fly with Xirli in a Sailplane
Fly with Xirli in a Sailplane
Fly with xirli in a Sailplane
Fly with xirli in a Sailplane

When the sailplane returns to the runway, it turns on the head of the runway, to lose altitude. Makes a 90 degree turn perpendicular to the runway, and faces the runway to land.

Fly with Xirli in a Sailplane
Fly with Xirli in a Sailplane

The total duration of the activity has been 2:30 or 3 hours.

 

FLIGHT DATA:

 

The flight has met expectations and lasted more than 100 minutes!

They have traveled a distance of 215 kilometers.

On the flight track, you can see the thermal currents that have risen.

They have managed to ascend to a height of 3,400 meters above sea level.

The Sailplane has reached a speed of 130 kilometers per hour.

The experience has been incredible!

You can’t imagine how happy am I to see that my customer has enjoyed this activity!

See you!