Why I became a glider? I think Leonardo da Vinci put it best: "Once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return." As a glider pilot you get to see a lot: from relaxing Alpine panorama flights, flights over 4000m, turbulent thermalling and situations where you ask yourself whether you should land in this field or that one? It is the most interesting sport I have ever come across. You learn a lot about the aircraft, weather/meteorology, camaraderie, responsibility and decision-making. If you want to fly and get some great training, Akaflieg Graz is the perfect place to go.