Sightseeing flights, flight camps and more

Do you want to experience the beauty of Czech nature and history from above? Please check the section about sightseeing flights!

Are you a glider pilot looking for the right destination for your gliding camp/vacation? Keep reading!

Info summary

The Hodkovice airfield is located in a hilly area on the borderlands of Izera Mountains and plains of Central Bohemia with great accessibility (just 5 min form highway – Liberec 10 km, Prague 100 km, Dresden 150 km). Sapcious grass surface runway has 100 x 1000 meters with directions 19 and 01, 450 m AMSL. Both aero tow and winch launch are available.

We hosted several gliding competitions over last years , e.g. Czech Regional Gliding Championship in 2015 with racing tasks over 500 km (Soaring Spot) and we host gliding camps from various European clubs every season. Our airfield offers flying opportunities for the pilots and, because of the good location, also beautiful surroundings for family trips.

We are able to accommodate up to 50 people in the main building and spacious tent/caravan camping site (other types of accommodation are available in the nearby area). The premises are equipped with sanitary facilities, kitchen, briefing room, wifi, etc.

For more information, please check sections below. For reservation, pricing and questions please feel free to contact us at info@hodkovice.info or directly our clubmember Mila Moudra - mila.moudra@hodkovice.info, English/Deutsch. We are looking forward to you!

Soaring

The airfield is located on a plateau 50 m above the surrounding countryside. There are Jizera mountains in the North and Giant mountains further to the East. Early thermals are one of the advantages of being close to the mountains. The position of airfield far from prohibited and restricted airspaces ensures comfortable crosscountry gliding experience.

There is Jested ridge only 4 km far from the airfield where you can fly along the ridge using southwest winds. In a suitable weather, wawe flying is also possible.

We operate Zlin Z226, Zlin Z142 and WT9 Dynamic (see our fleet) for aerotows. Or if you prefer, you can use our Herkules 4 winch but only with lighter gliders (singleseaters, ASK-13 and similar doubleseaters). We also offer renting a glider (more in pricelist) and some space in hangar for a limited number of planes or gliders (please check the availability in advance but usually there's a place for a couple of singleseaters and one or two doubleseaters).

Accomodation

On our airfield you can find grass camping area with electric connection for tents and caravans. There is also possibility of accomodation in our clubhouse bedrooms (double-bed and multiple bed rooms, up to 24 places). Sanitary facilities are shared. Please contact us for recommendation of other nearby accommodation in hotels/apartements - however early (winter) reservation for summer is required because the locality is in high demand for summer vacations.

There is a possibility to use our club room with projector screen and whiteboard. The main building is covered with WiFi.

In the main building is situated a self-service "bar" with basic cold and hot drinks. Kitchen can be freely used for cooking (equipped with six stoves and enough cookware for 40+ people). The nearest restaurants are in Hodkovice nad Mohelkou (2 km), some also offer delivery service.

Leisure time

In the neighbourhood there are enough interesting places for trips by car, walking or cycling.

Some of the most interesting are the following:

Sightseeing flights

Position of the Hodkovice airfield in the vicinity of Czech Paradise, Izera Mountains and offers unique setting where you can enjoy both nature and history of our country. We offer sightseeing flights for 1-3 passengers with duration of 20 minutes or more. Some examples:

  • 20 minutes:
    1) Sychrov - Rohozec - Valdštejn - Hrubá Skála - Trosky - Malá Skála - Frýdštejn
    2) Ještěd - Liberec - Jablonec - Černá Studnice - Javorník
  • 30 minutes:
    3) Sychrov - Rohozec - Valdštejn - Hrubá Skála - Trosky - Malá Skála - Frýdštejn - Kost
    4) Ještěd - Liberec - Černá Nisa - Josefodolská přehrada - Souš - Černá Studnice
  • 40 minutes:
    5) Combination of 1+2
    6) Černá Studnice - Harrachov - Rokytnice/Vysoké nad Jizerou - Ještěd - Liberec - Hejnice
  • 60 minutes:
    7) Combination of 3+4
    8) Bezděz - Ralsko - Ještěd - Liberec - Jablonec - Javorník

Of course you can also change these routes and visit another places, just talk to us. Please be aware that the flight execution depends on the weather (no raining in the area, no low clouds, no strong wind). For prices check our pricelist. Please reserve your flight in advance via info@hodkovice.info (preferred) or SMS at 604 257 553.

However, if there's a nice weather and you are around only for a limited time, you can try your luck and stop at the airfield - during the weekends, there might be a slot for your flight even if you haven't reserved the place.