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Gliding Flight in Northamptonshire

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20 mins
1 person
Valid for 12 months
Brackley - Northamptonshire
£135
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Overview

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.

In a Nutshell
  • 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)
Key Info
  • Availability Description
    This voucher is valid for one person. Available on selected Mondays, year round. For those who wish to book a weekend gliding experience, please discuss this at the point of booking – an additional fee will apply, payable directly to the supplier. All dates are subject to availability.
  • Participant Guidelines
    Minimum age: 11 years. Max weight: 16 stone. Minimum height: 4'11''. Maximum height: 6'4''. This experience is not suitable for those with the following health conditions, epilepsy, fainting or any condition that could endanger the flight. Disabled access is available for those willing to follow instructions and climb in and out of the glider unaided.
  • Weather
    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.
  • Duration
    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. The flight is held on a one-to-one basis with the instructor.
  • Dress Code
    Wear flat-soled shoes and bring a jumper in case it gets cold. Bring gloves in winter. Sunglasses are recommended all year round.
  • Other Info
    All our vouchers are fully flexible and can be redeemed against our huge range of experiences. Please note, in an active airfield, aircraft always retain right of way. Please stay in notified areas unless accompanied by a member of staff and steer clear of craft and equipment at all times.

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Reviews
5 / 5 [based on 4 reviews]
Joel
Age: 45-54
Occasion: Wedding
07 June 2022
Great Experience
All my companions who also flew thoroughly enjoyed the experience! All the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. We felt safe and reassured. Instructions were clear and the event/system was organized. Really can't find a single fault.
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Joan
Age: 45-54
Occasion: Birthday
06 June 2022
Great experience!
The gliding team at Banbury Gliding Club were great. Very helpful with booking arrangements and keeping me up to date with weather conditions. On the day it became obvious they had loads of experience which help eradicate my nervousness. The flights were thrilling, in a gentle way and the views were fabulous. A thoroughly enjoyable experience, highly recommended.
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Emma
Age: 45-54
Occasion: Birthday
22 May 2022
Amazing Flight
Arrived early and was escorted by car to the runway area. Thorough safety talk and shown the controls and dash. Smooth take off and landing. Hit a thermal which took us to 2800ft. Was asked if I wanted to take over the controls which I did. Absolutely amazing views and a great pilot. Wanted to go straight back up and do it all again. Fantastic present for my 50th Birthday year!
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John
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Birthday
09 May 2022
Fantastic experience
Well organized club and friendly people and the experience was second to none
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Gliding Flight in Northamptonshire
£135