There are many reasons why people love to fly gliders. It is a natural form of flying, just the sound of wind in the background as you look at the view and chat with the pilot. It is surprising and wonderful to be able to stay up for so long just on the solar power from warm bubbles of rising air. It is exhilarating, circling in air currents like an eagle, seeing the landscape from above, and maybe taking control yourself for the first time.
It is a personal challenge that is a kick for anyone, young or old, looking for that special something!