|Sometimes one flight is just not enough for you to make up your mind whether soaring is for you. To overcome this dilemma we offer a flight package which provides you with five tows to 2000 ft. or five tows to 3000 ft. These do not have to be taken on the same day. Take one or two flights and come back another day or two to complete the rest. We will give you some basic instruction and let you fly the glider as much as you wish, with the exception of the take-off and landing, of course. For the price please see the 'Rates' page under the 'About Us' menu.|
|York Soaring is also the home base of Youth Flight Canada. YFC provides bursaries to deserving young people who cannot on their own afford to fly. YFC pays all but $5.00 of each flight.|
YORK SOARING is also home of FREEDOM WINGS CANADA a Canadian Charity Organization providing Inspiration flights.
F.W.C. programs offer people with disabilities the chance to experience the freedom of sailplane flying.
F.W.C. in partnership with YORK SOARING provide complete flight training aboard one of its sailplane fitted with a set hand controls.
Eventual certification is possible. For more information just click on the Freedom Wings logo under 'Connections' on the Home page.
We would love to have you as a guest and fly with us. You can either come to the gliderport or book a flight directly. All flights are done in certified, two-seat aircraft, by Transport Canada Licensed pilots, and you can choose from a gentle gliding up to a 'hands-on' instructional experience.
You can also buy a gift certificate for yourself or a friend.
The flight starts with a briefing by your pilot about the glider, normal flight procedures, and safety. Then you will be escorted to one of our two-seat gliders and secured in the front seat. Your pilot will sit in the back and perform pre-flight checks to get ready for your launch. The pilot alone will be doing the flying during the takeoff, landing, and launching phases of flight. However, after the release, if you like, you can get some experience in how the aircraft is controlled.
A normal aerotow will take you to 3,000 feet (900 metres) above ground level. Depending on the prevailing weather conditions, you climb to altitudes above that. Your flight will typically last between 20 and 30 minutes.
If you have any questions, call our Club office at 519-848-3621 or email Ivor David's 'Contact form' in the 'About Us' menu.
Don't forget to bring a hat and sunglasses!