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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 10:32
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Week in Brisbane. Flying ?

I will have a week in Brisbane later this month, with a couple of spare days. I am some 20 hours into my PPL and I thought it might be fun to take the chance to do something different.
I'm guessing that it will be difficult/expensive to do anything powered** but does anyone know if it is possible to have 'joyride' or 2 in a glider, with a chance to try the controls? Without any paperwork?

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**unless any of you chaps would like a totally unqualified 'assistant' in the right seat?! I can make the coffee and read the checklists!
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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 12:45
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Have a chat to the folks at the Caboolture Glider Club if that's your cup of tea.
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 07:53
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Probably cheaper to do an hour in 172.

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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 21:38
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https://www.gcsfc.org.au/club-hire-aircraft/

You could always go down to heck field on the Gold Coast where we have an aircraft for hire for $145 wet. I'm sure we can find you a pilot to fly you around
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 08:53
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Thanks for 2 great suggestions. I booked a gliding session at Caboolture before I saw mcoates interesting idea - I may not have time for both.......
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Not gliders, but something different also at Caboolture Holiday Camp
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 11:44
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Hmmm. That didn't go too well. I booked a glider flight at Caboolture but it was cancelled because their tug was down for service.


However, I did also speak to a flying school, that said that all I need to fly with them is a medical - no such thing as a student licence. Even for flying solo. Can that be right? I will be spending a lot more time in Brisbane over the next 6 months and if so I might try that to keep my hand in. It's certainly a beautifully quiet circuit compared to the ATC mayhem I am used to.
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