Introduction to Gliding with Two Flights
Soar to the same rising currents as the birds on a gliding experience with two aerotow flights. Take two flights lasting half an hour each, or a single extended flight over the mountains (weather permitting). Safety is paramount so after a detailed briefing from an experienced instructor, climb aboard the dual-controlled glider. The glider will be pulled to a height anywhere up to 2,000 feet mid-air by a light aircraft, at which point the rope is cut and the glider unconfined is able to climb the skies. The 360 degree views of the sky and beautiful countryside are stunning and at the pilot's decision - take the controls of the glider. Truly memorable.
- Get towed 2,000 feet into the air
- Expert instruction from qualified pilot
- Use the thermal currents to circle upwards
- Take the controls of the glider
- Availability Description
Monday to Saturday from March to October and every Saturday from October to March. Weekends are particularly busy, please book several weeks in advance.
- Participant Guidelines
Maximum height is 6'4''. Maximum weight is 16 stone. You can't fly if you suffer from epilepsy, fainting or certain other physical or mental disabilities - check when booking.
Gliding is weather dependent. It is crucial that you call the venue for a weather check before setting out. If your flights are cancelled because of the weather, they'll be re-booked for an alternative date.
Your experience begins in the morning (normally around 11am), please allow for much of the day at the club. As a guide you'll spend between 40 minutes and an hour gliding. There'll also be on-ground briefing sessions and you have to wait your turn to fly
- Numbers on the Day
Your briefings might be shared, your flights will be held on a one-to-one basis with the pilot.
- Dress Code
Wear flat-soled shoes. Bring a jumper in case it gets cold at higher altitudes, and waterproofs if it has rained recently. Bring gloves in winter and sunglasses are recommended all year round.
- Other Info
The venue is run as a non-profit making club and you may be asked to help others launch and retrieve their gliders while you wait your turn to glide. Hot drinks facilities are available. Your experience includes one month membership of the gliding club.