Jiayuguan Gliding Base

Jiayuguan Gliding Base, ranking the third largest gliding base in the world, is a comprehensive aviation club where the main business is gliding. Every July, an international gliding festival is held there.

It covers an area of about 100 mu (mu is measurement unit of area in Chinese; one mu is equal to 67 square meters), is the third largest gliding base in the world (the first two largest bases are in Australia and South Africa). It is an ideal place for gliding lover to carry out different activities. Now it has 8 gliders and other favorable conditions for gliding. For general tourists, they can ride in the glider flown by good glider pilots, fly in the blue sky at their wish, and enjoy the mysterious views in the Gobi desert and the spectacular views of the snow Qilian Mountain. Sometimes, gliding competition or rally is organized in this base.

Questions and Answers About Jiayuguan Gliding Base

Patrick Low 2011-03-13
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I am visiting Jiayuguan on 29 and 30 Mar. Is there any way that I can fly a glider and how much does it cost per hour. What is the opening and closing time of the base.
Hi Patrick The government was not allowed to fly personally in the arae of Beijing and around since 2008 Olympic Game, and it is a pity that there is no sign to show that government will open these areas. Could you visit other cities in China, I could help you to check if you could fly in these cities, and also help you arrange some tours. If you have query please feel free to contact me: william@chinahighlights.net William Travel advisor William replied on 2011-03-14
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