Introduction to Gliding with Two Flights
Choose from multiple experiences
Spend up to an hour in the air over two terrific aerotow gliding flights (or a single, longer flight over the mountains if weather permits). Start with a safety briefing before boarding the dual-controlled glider with an expert instructor. Be towed to a height of around 2,000 feet by a light aircraft, at which point the rope is released allowing the glider to soar. Enjoy breathtaking views of the countryside below and the beauty of the infinite sky above. At the pilot's discretion, it's even possible to take over the controls of the glider.
- Enjoy an aerial adventure like no other
- Fly in a light aircraft from Devon, Powys or Northants
- Take the controls of the glider (at the pilot's discretion)
- Breathtaking views from the sky of the countryside
- Availability Description
Runs every Saturday and Sunday in Devon and every Saturday in Powys during the gliding season (March to October) and most weekends and banks holidays, with occasional weekdays during mid-summer in Northamptonshire. Weekends are particularly busy, please book several weeks in advance.
- Participant Guidelines
Maximum height is 6'4''. Maximum weight is 16 - 17 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 flights are cancelled because of the weather, they'll be re-booked for an alternative date.
The length of glider flights depends entirely on the prevailing thermals (currents of warmer air that provide the lift). As a guide time in the air should last for between 30 and 60 minutes but actual time on-site depens on the venue.
- Numbers on the Day
Briefings might be shared, flights are 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.