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 scholarships to deserving young people who cannot on their own afford to fly. YFC pays 50% of their nominal membership fee and all but $5.00 of each flight.

 

Don't wait, buy a Introductory Flight voucher for yourself, or to give as a memborable and unique gift.  For further information go to the About Us - Contacts section.

 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.

 

Introductory Flights

Be our guest and fly with us.  Either come to the gliderport or book a flight directly.  All flights are done in certified, two-seat aircraft, by Transport Canada Licensed pilots.  Choose a gentle glide or a 'hands-on' instructional experience.  You can also buy a gift certificate for yourself or a friend.

Flights start with a briefing by your pilot about the glider, normal flight procedures, and safety.  Then you are escorted to a two-seat glider and secured in the front seat.  Your pilot sits in the back and performs pre-flight checks before launch.  The pilot does the flying during the takeoff, landing, and launch phases.  However, after the release point, if you like, you can get some experience controlling the aircraft.

A normal aerotow takes you to 3,000 feet (900 metres) above ground. Depending on the weather conditions, you may climb above that.  Your flight typically lasts between 12 and 30 minutes.

If you have any questions, call our Club office at 519-848-3621 or via the 'About Us-Contact' menu item.

Don't forget to bring a hat and sunglasses!