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Coasting : Issue 5 Nov 2009
9 www.coastingtoday.com.au · Are you are going on holidays and need to board your pet? · Does your four legged best friend need a couple of weeks at our training school or boot camp? Offering five star pet accommodation and training services, Pet Resort Australia has the ultimate solution for you and your pet! Select from our luxury suite accommodation featuring television in an air-conditioned, fully furnished room. Alternatively our comfortable standard care option includes daily exercise and affordable shared accommodation with under floor heating and private courtyard access. Treat your pet to a lagoon walk, fun on the commando course, a dip in the pool or a perfectly pampering time in the day spa. With so many choices to stimulate the mind, body and soul we cater to all pets, big and small, shy and boisterous and our highly qualified team will ensure you rest easy whilst your best friend has the experience of a lifetime at Pet Resorts Australia. Introducing the new level of pet care BOOKINGS 02 4365 1225 | 171 SERPENTINE RD, TERRIGAL, 2260 | WWW.PETRESORTSAUSTRALIA.COM A8640621-5Nov COASTING ADVENTURE By DAVID STEWART Look, Mum, no engine What is it? Flying in a glider with Central Coast Soaring Club. The gliders are launched by a powerful winch mounted onto a Bedford truck chassis. There is no engine in a glider, but club members reckon that's a good thing. "It's one less thing that could go wrong!" they joked. Where is it? The club airfield is on Bloodtree Road, off George Downes Drive, at Mangrove Mountain. The club operates on Thursdays and Sundays (and some Saturdays). Scariest bit? The silence. It can be unsettling at first. But once you get over the fact that the silence doesn't mean that your engine has cut out, you can relax and go with the flow. Who can do it? Anyone over the age of 10 years, and there is no upper age limit. But you must be in reasonably good health. The maximum weight for passengers is 105kg. Who really should do it? The hard of hearing (they won't miss the roar of the engine), and people who really need to loosen up and be reminded that it is a thrill to be alive. Who really shouldn't do it? Anyone with a dodgy ticker or wobbly constitution. Sticks in the mud. And those who think that standing on a chair to change a light bulb is high enough, thank you. A punter's verdict: "It's an amazing, peaceful experience," Ryan Lawler, 15, of Lake Munmorah, said. How much? An air experience flight costs $80. You'll join an accredited instructor/ pilot in a two-seater for a winch launch and a brief sample of the exhilarating views of the Central Coast and parts of Sydney. Gift vouchers are available (they make a cool Christmas present). Twelve- month membership of Central Coast Soaring Club starts at $350 per adult. Phone president Wayne Page on 4367 6944 or 0412 844 074. Scream rating: LIKE A BIRD: Central Coast Soaring Club president and pilot Wayne Page takes Coasting for a ride. Pictures by Aaron Brown. EXHILERATING: An air experience flight costs $80. LIFT-OFF: A powerful winch does the grunt work.
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