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Chilhowee Gliderport

Have you ever wanted to soar among the clouds without the loud engine to distract you? 


It’s possible here in your backyard! 


Experience the thrill of motorless flight along the Appalachian Mountains and Tennessee Valley, admire the Hiwassee and Ocoee Rivers from the air as you go up like a hawk. On some days you can fly the ridgeline at awesome speeds, other times you can take hold of the controls with your pilot and feel what it is like to fly a glider through the various air currents that sustain free flight. These are all the joys of soaring at the Chilhowee Gliderport.


Their powerful towplanes can tow most any type of glider year round and rides are provided by FAA certified glider flight instructors. If you have the particular bug to learn to fly gliders, ask them about primary glider instruction for the new pilot or transition training for the current power pilot.


Chilhowee is open year round. They are open weather permitting, from approximately 11:00 AM until Sunset Friday through Sunday.


Click here to learn more about the Chilhowee Gliderport, and click here to learn about where to stay if you’re visiting the region!

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