Glider activity Merritt BC Photo KDG

Glider activity Merritt BC
Photo KDG

There have been a couple of days this week when gliders were seen in the skies above Merritt. Gliders are mostly used for recreational purposes,however they can be used for military as well as commercial activities in hostile places.

Learning to soar is one of the least expensive ways to learn to fly. The gliders are club-owned and are simple to maintain, compared to powered aircraft. Because fuel is only consumed during the launch, the cost of flying a glider is much lower per-hour than flying a motorized aircraft. Training costs are kept low because our instructors are unpaid volunteers who simply enjoy the rewards of introducing new people to the joy of soaring. At a gliding club, everyone pitches in to hel


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