Gliding Flight in Northamptonshire
Glimpse into the peaceful and somewhat diverse world of gliding with this aerotow flight in Northamptonshire. Following a discussion on the aircraft and flight safety, board a dual-controlled glider with an instructor ready for take-off. The glider is initially towed by a light aircraft to heights of around 2,000 ft, before the rope is detached and the craft majestically soars in a birdlike fashion in the thermal currents. Revel in the amazing views of the rolling countryside below and during the flight (at the discretion of the pilot), take charge of the controls to truly enjoy the unrivalled joys of flying.
- Take to the skies in in a glider
- Fly freely in the thermal currents
- Enjoy beautiful views of the countryside
- Take over the flight controls (at the pilot's discretion)
- Participant Guidelines
Min age 11. Max weight 16st. Height 4' 11'' to 6'4''. You can't fly if you suffer from epilepsy, fainting or any condition that could endanger the flight. Disabilities need not be a bar if you can follow instructions and climb in/out of glider unaided.
Gliding is weather dependent and conditions can affect flight duration and time. It is essential to call the venue for a weather check: for morning bookings call the day before, for afternoon or evening bookings call on the day before setting out.
Flight length depends on prevailing thermal conditions. As a guide, the flight should last for between 12 and 20 minutes, but expect to spend a few hours on-site. Please arrive a few minutes in advance and make your way straight to the clubhouse.
- Numbers on the Day
The briefing may be shared, your flight is held on a one-to-one basis with the instructor.
- Dress Code
Wear flat-soled shoes and bring a jumper with you in case it gets cold at higher altitudes. Bring gloves in winter. Sunglasses are recommended all year round.
- Other Info
Please remember: in an active airfield, aircraft always retain right of way. You must stay in notified areas unless accompanied by a member of staff, and steer clear of craft and equipment at all times.