Pilot Grant Davies (left) and visitor Ron Jones glide in for a smooth in for a smooth landing at Maryborough aerodrome yesterday.
Pilot Grant Davies (left) and visitor Ron Jones glide in for a smooth in for a smooth landing at Maryborough aerodrome yesterday. Nat Bromhead

Eagle eye view of Heritage City

GLIDING enthusiasts soared to new heights in the skies over Maryborough yesterday.

Hosting the "Come And Try Gliding Day", event organiser Janet Neisler of the Maryborough Aero Club said she was thrilled with the public support on the day.

With about 100 people in attendance and only two available gliders, she said the main challenge was scheduling flight times.

Initially planned to run all weekend, Saturday's flight's were cancelled due to weather forecasts and a tug plane being stranded in Boonah.

"It was a shame we couldn't fly on Saturday but today's turn out is great," Mrs Neisler said.

"Everybody who has been flying has absolutely loved it, they are all coming back with smiles. And it's so good to see the field in use - there's an airport here and we've got to use it," she said.

Gold Coast based visitor Ron Jones said he wasn't sure what to expect when being towed high above the heritage city skyline.

"I was unsure at first, a little unsettled, but when the tow plane released us I relaxed and really enjoyed the flight."

Aero club members said they looked forward to running the event again next year and hoped to make it a permanent fixture on the club calendar.