Introduction to Gliding with Three Flights for One
Gliding is perhaps the most elegant way that humans can get airborne. It's a breathtaking way to fly, soaring on the same rising currents of air that the birds use. This experience includes around an hour in the air over three flights, plus expert instruction. Start with a briefing session, before climbing aboard a dual-controlled glider with an expert instructor. The glider is then towed into the air by a light aircraft and once at a height of around 2,000 ft the rope is released, the aircraft peels away and it's time to soar lazily in the thermal currents. Enjoy breathtaking views of the countryside below and the sky around. And at the pilot's discretion, take control of the glider. This experience is truly unforgettable.
- Get towed into the air by a light aircraft then released at 2,000ft
- Use the thermal currents to circle upwards
- Expert instruction from a qualified pilot
- Take the controls of the glider during around an hour of gliding
- Availability Description
This voucher is valid for one person. Available on selected weekends, year round. We recommend allowing several weeks advance booking notice, even earlier during summer. Flights are usually less frequent during winter. All dates are subject to availability.
- Participant Guidelines
There is no formal minimum age, however anyone under 16 must be accompanied by either a parent or guardian whilst at the airfield. Maximum height: 6'4''. Maximum weight: 16 stone. Not suitable for anyone who suffers from epilepsy, fainting or certain other physical or mental disabilities – please check when booking.
Gliding is weather dependent. It is crucial to call the venue between 10am and 10.15am for a weather check before setting out. If the flights are cancelled because of the weather, they'll be re-booked for an alternative date.
The duration of this experience can vary. Please arrive a few minutes early to ensure the flights start promptly.
- Numbers on the Day
Briefings might be shared. The flights are held on a one-to-one basis with the pilot.
- Dress Code
Wear flat-soled shoes and bring a jumper in case it gets cold at higher altitudes. Bring gloves in winter and sunblock and a hat in summer. Sunglasses are recommended all year round.
- Other Info
All our vouchers are fully flexible and can be redeemed against our huge range of experiences. The venue operates as a non-profit-making club and visitors may be asked to help others launch and retrieve their gliders while waiting for their turn to glide. Spectators are welcome. A camera or a pair of binoculars will come in handy.