A Gliding Experience consists of a single winch launch leading to a soaring flight of approximately 8 to 10 minutes. Time in the air is very dependent on the time of year and the weather conditions at the time of the flight.
Gliding Experience flights must be booked in advance. Bookings are available from April to October, normally on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Upon booking you will be advised of the time you should arrive at the airfield, BUT this will not necessarily be the time you will fly. The club is often busy and Gliding Experiences may be slotted in with other flights; therefore you should be prepared to be at the club for at least an hour or so.
Gliding is very much a co-operative sport where everyone helps each other. If you want to participate in these general activities during your Gliding Experience, please speak to your instructor who will brief you. Your flying tuition will be in one of the club’s two-seater gliders with a British Gliding Association qualified instructor, who will give you a full briefing before take off.
For safety reasons, all members and visitors who fly with us must meet or exceed certain minimum medical requirements, and be neither too heavy nor too light for correct ballasting of the aircraft. The majority of people will meet these requirements with ease. For full details please see Medical and Weight Issues. Terms and Conditions are available here.
For just £55.00 you can have a Gliding Experience day membership, a winch launch and a flight lasting between 8 and 12 minutes.
After completing the purchase you will receive your voucher including information on how to book in the post.