$147 for a 30-Minute Valley Glider Flight with a Personal HD Video from Vancouver Island Soaring Centre ($245 Value)


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In a Nutshell

Gliders are towed to 4,000 feet before being set loose over Alberni Valley's mountains, lakes, and farmland

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Reservation required; subject to availability. 235 lb. weight max. Subject to weather conditions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

$147 for a glider-flight package (a $245 total value)

  • 30-minute ridge flight (a $195 value)
  • HD video of flight with a 4GB reusable USB key (a $50 value)<p>

A certified pilot tows a two-seat glider up to 4,000 feet in the air before cutting ties and letting the craft gently float along the ridge line of the scenic Alberni Valley, soaring far above Vancouver Island’s rugged coastline. A Transport Canada–licenced pilot controls the craft from the back seat, allowing the passenger to lie back and enjoy views of the lakes, farmland, and mountains dotting the valley. An HD camera mounted in the aircraft records the entire journey, offering a plane’s-eye view or a recording of the passenger. Flights last approximately 30 minutes.<p>

Vancouver Island Soaring Centre

While man has not yet mastered a bird's ability to fly, we can approximate their effortless motion and unrivalled views through the glider airplane. Nestled in the Alberni Valley, the Vancouver Island Soaring Centre leads passengers on elevated journeys across the mountainous natural scenery. The VISC's fleet of PW-6U and PW-5 Smyk gliders are made of composite materials, making them light and ideal for sneaking up on cumulonimbus in the morning while they are still busy gluing on fresh cotton balls. In a Piper Pawnee plane, a pilot certified by Transport Canada leads each flight to a height of 2,000–6,000 feet before releasing the glider into the blue expanse. A separate certified pilot directs the craft from the back seat as the craft is kept aloft by thermal energy. Vancouver Island Soaring Centre can also record each blissful flying experience onto a take-home USB drive.

Customer Reviews

It was like flying with the eagles. curious eagles were keeping a safe distance but were inspecting every inch of the glider such a unique feeling hard to describe. Pilots expertise made for a wonderful relaxing experience all round. Certainly recommend it.
Lynda B. · June 11, 2014
I would love to go back and take a longer flight. I would recommend it to anyone who has ever thought about trying it.
Ole J. · September 25, 2013
It was a unique and wonderful experience made possible by great people.
Dave G. · August 26, 2013

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