- Rentals and Training
Soaring Instruction & Glider Rental
For Ab-initio (New) Students &
Holders of Private Pilot Licenses
Want to learn how to fly gliders?
Learning to fly is a rewarding experience.The actual mechanics of learning to fly is easy, the challenge lies in utilizing your skills, knowledge, senses and judgement to continually analyze the terrain and weather conditions in order to stay aloft, gain altitude and fly further distances. At Pemberton Soaring Centre, the scenery and soaring conditions are unbeatable and our staff are trained in giving our clients safe high quality flight and ground training. No previous aviation experience is necessary. Lessons are scheduled at your convenience. Keep in mind that the closer together the lessons are, the easier it is to build on the knowledge gained from previous lessons, and the faster you will learn!
Due to our recent change in acquiring and operating a Stemme
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We operate 7 days a week, giving a lot of our clients the opportunity to fly during the week when it's less busy, and the ability for those who wish to do so to devote one or two weeks to flying, making their training time lessen, and therefore saving money.
Pemberton is an ideal location for learning to fly gliders. We operate from a 4,000-foot runway, which is located at the base of a 8,600' mountain. The incredible landscape in Pemberton produces thermal, ridge and sometimes wave types of lift. Long soaring flights are common in Pemberton, there have been flights to Squamish, Lillooet, Salmon Arm (don't forget these flights were obtained with motorless planes!).
Learn about Glider Pilot Training Requirements or Visitor Pilot Information.
Training schedules will be tailored to fit your personal priorities and can include Mountain flying checks for qualified pilots. Advanced Soaring Training is available as well. Techniques include finding and sustaining flight using thermals, ridge and wave lift, as well as cross-country training, which can lead to attainment of internationally recognized badges.
Lessons are conducted in Stemme S10VT Motor Glider, one of the world's best gliders.
About Pemberton & Whistler
There are numerous B&B's, hotels and other camping
sites available as well. Check out Whistler/Pemberton accommodation &
activities options as there are a multitude of other activities
to do while in the area.