Community members invited to learn how to hang glide

Get a taste of flight and learn to hang glide at a free introductory session.
Get a taste of flight and learn to hang glide at a free introductory session.

While pilots may not have taken to the skies earlier this year as Forbes Flatlands Hang Gliding Championships didn't go ahead as planned this year, community members are invited to get a taste of flight in a free training session.

Experienced instructors and hang glider pilots will be at the Forbes Aero Club from April 2 to April 5.

Event organiser Vicki Cain said they're looking forward to coming back to Forbes and are hoping that the weather will be kind to them over the four days.

The instructors will be hosting a morning and an evening session on Saturday, April 3.

The sessions are designed for people without flying experience and everyone is welcome.

While it is free to take part in the training sessions, registrations are essential via their website at https://moyes.com.au/intro-hang-gliding-forbes.

The morning session will run from 10am to 12pm with participants asked to arrive at the Forbes Airport by 9:30am. The afternoon session will run from 1pm to 3pm, with participants asked to arrive by 12:30pm.

No experience is necessary to take part in the training sessions, though participants are asked to wear comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for running.

Ms Cain said the event is aimed at promoting an increased participation in hang gliding and encourages locals to come and give it a go.

Along with hosting the free training session, Ms Cain said they are expecting around 30 hang gliders for a team challenge and an aero-tow endorsement course.

The team challenge and the aero-tow endorsement course is aimed at experienced pilots.

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