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Tug Retrieves from Southdown Gliding Club
Aerotow retrieves back to Lasham or Ringmer £93.50
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England
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South East
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West Sussex
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Southdown Gliding Club Aerotows
Groups of 5 or more who have arranged introductory flights to fly together on the same day – £110 per…
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England
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Europe
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South East
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West Sussex
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Glider Aerotow From Dorset Gliding Club Up To 2,000ft
Pay for your 2,000ft aerotow online. If you would like to be towed above 2,000 feet, please head here once…
Price:
£33.00
Location:
Bournemouth
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England
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Dorchester
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Europe
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Dorset
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South West
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UK
Glider Aerotow Fees from Dorset Gliding Club For Each Additional 1,000ft over 2,000ft
Pay your aerotow fees online for Dorset Gliding Club at Eyres Field. Use the + button to add each thousand…
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£10.00
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Bournemouth
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England
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Dorchester
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Europe
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Dorset
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South West
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UK

Glider Aerotow Fees on AvPay
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Glider aerotow on ground

The main difference between a glider aerotow, a glider winch launch, and a glider bungee launch off a hill lies in the method used to launch the glider into the air. In a glider aerotow, the glider is connected to a powered aircraft, usually a towplane, using a towline or tow rope. The towplane takes off from the runway, and the glider is towed behind it. Once the desired altitude is reached, the glider pilot releases the towline, separating from the towplane, and continues soaring independently. Aerotow launches allow gliders to reach higher altitudes and cover longer distances, making them suitable for cross-country flights. A glider winch launch involves using a winch, which is a powerful mechanical device, to rapidly reel in a cable attached to the glider. The winch is typically stationed on the ground or mounted on a vehicle. As the winch rapidly reels in the cable, the glider is accelerated along the ground and into the air. Winch launches provide a quick and economical way to get gliders airborne, but they generally result in lower launch altitudes compared to aerotow launches. A glider bungee launch, also known as a hill launch or slope launch, is performed from an elevated location, such as a hill or a ridge. The glider is positioned facing into the wind, and a bungee cord or elastic rope is attached to the glider’s nose. The other end of the bungee cord is anchored to the ground or held by a group of people. When the bungee cord is released, it rapidly recoils, propelling the glider forward and upward into the air. Hill launches are suitable for sites with favourable wind conditions and offer a cost-effective method of getting gliders airborne. Each launch method has its advantages and considerations. Glider aerotows provide flexibility in altitude and distance, winch launches offer quick and affordable launches, and bungee launches off hills provide a natural and accessible option for glider flight. The choice of launch method depends on factors such as the available infrastructure, local conditions, and the goals of the glider pilot or the gliding club operating at a specific site.