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Gliding Discovery Flight

Product code: 1048223 5 out of 5 (based on 39 reviews) Write a review »
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  • Minimum age 14 years
  • 8 Locations
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Gliding is like no other form of air travel. Soaring high above the clouds reaching heights of up to 2000ft you’ll feel like a bird, with nothing but the sound of the wind rushing past the cockpit. Although most definitely a thrill ride, it is probably the most tranquil thrill ride you’ll ever experience. On arrival at one of the nine locations available across the country, you will meet your fully qualified instructor who will run through a short safety briefing before getting you accustomed to the controls of the glider. Then it’s time for takeoff as you are hauled into the air by a powerful plane before you are detached to fly along solo. You will even have the chance to take controls yourself, should you wish. Your flight will last from between 15-30 minutes depending on the weather, as safety is of most importance
What's included?
  • Full safety briefing
  • Tutoring by a qualified instructor
  • 15-30 minute flight in a glider with an instructor
  • You will have the opportunity to take control of the glider during your flight
Any restrictions?
  • Your voucher is valid for 10 months for one person
  • This experience is available to those over 14 years of age (although under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Minimum height restriction 4ft 6, maximum height 6ft 3 and maximum weight 15 stone
What do I need to know?
  • This experience is weather dependent; please contact your chosen location on the morning of your flight to check that it is still going ahead
  • Spectators are welcome
  • Oxfordshire gliding club has a converted glider to allow the physically disabled to learn to fly - please ask for further details.
  • The experience at North Devon Flying Club lasts 15-20 minutes
Gliding Discovery Flight - £89

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 39 out of 39 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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A different way to fly!

5 out of 5 24 August 2015
Location: Warrington Age: 35-44 Bought For Partner Occasion: Birthday
A great team well organised. Well instructed before, during and post flight. Had 3 flights in total with my voucher, I even took over the controls when in steady flight. 1 flight extra free due to a lack of thermals on my 2nd flight! A good alternative to flying at a cheaper price! Would pursue a gliding licence but for living 1.5hrs away and not being able to fly at weekends due to work. Take off and landing is a thrill! Climbing and descending at such a fast rate is great! Be prepared to reorganise another day to fly, due to weather conditions being poor gliding conditions. Overall, really enjoyed the experience!!
What would you improve for next time? Weekdays as an option to fly, for people who work shifts and can't fly regular weekends.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Amazing experience

5 out of 5 20 August 2015
Location: Manchester Age: 18-24 Bought For Myself Occasion: Birthday
Bought this voucher for my boyfriend for his birthday. He had an amazing time! He got 3 launches as the conditions weren't the best for gliding. The staff at North Wales Gliding Club were very helpful and friendly. They showed him all the controls and let him have a go at flying the glider when he was up in the air! Fantastic experience and would definitely recommend!
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

5 out of 5 11 August 2015
Location: Cranfield University Age: 55-64 Bought For Myself Occasion: Other occasion
It is a very enjoyable experience with only the wind and the aerodynamic forces sustaining the glider
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

amazing Experience

5 out of 5 04 August 2015
Location: LLandudno North Wales Age: Over 65 Bought For Colleague Occasion: Other occasion
Gliding is not something I had on my bucket list, it seemed quite sedentary and tame. How WRONG was I. It was absolutely AWESOME !!!!! Launched by a winch was a nail biting couple of minutes then quiet and spectacular views. We reached approx 1800 feet and 70+ miles an hour. Definitely encourage any adrenalin junkie to give it a go. You do need to be fairly agile as getting in and out of the glider is fairly challenging. I won this as a prize from work for going above and beyond.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Back in the cockpit after 52 years

5 out of 5 23 July 2015
Location: Frome, Somerset Age: Over 65 Bought For Son Occasion: Birthday
This gift was given to me to celebrate my 70th birthday earlier this year. I qualified for my Gliding Certificate as an A T C cadet in 1962 and had not flown a glider since 1963. My afternoon at Shenington was brilliant and brought all back. I was made very welcome at the club and would love to go back.
What would you improve for next time? Nothing!
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Gliding in Norfolk

5 out of 5 23 July 2015
Bean 13
Location: Essex Age: 55-64 Bought For Wife Occasion: Christmas
Had gliding experience in Norfolk at the Norfolk gliding club Very good staff the instructors were very helpful and informative gave a very good safety briefing The flight lasted 37 min's and was a brilliant experience had hands on and took control of the aircraft and was flying myself with very good instructions from Paul the pilot Spot on would recommend to anyone The tea from the bar was 1st class that all helps !! Thanks Norfolk flying club
What would you improve for next time? Nothing
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Great trip and fabulous location

5 out of 5 16 July 2015
Location: Shropshire Age: 18-24 Bought For Dad Occasion: Christmas
The glider site is in some fantastic scenery and sat nav took me straight to the door, Staff and members of the club where very welcoming and great company. The glider trip was great experience which I would like to do again.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Tremendous experience

5 out of 5 12 July 2015
Location: Berkshire Age: Over 65 Bought For Son Occasion: Birthday
Very friendly people - good instruction beforehand and great instructor in the glider. The flight, itself was marvellous and I was able to control the plane for short periods. A bonus was the free 3-month membership of the club - which means that you can have further flights for around £30 a time during that time. Would recommend this experience to anyone. Wing Commander Biggles
What would you improve for next time? Nothin
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Try Gliding - its brilliant

5 out of 5 07 July 2015
Location: Essex & Siuffolk Gliding Club, Wormingford, Essex Age: 55-64 Bought For Daughter Occasion: Christmas
just the best ever experience you could ask for. From the moment I stepped into the Essex & Suffolk Gliding Club everyone was so friendly. The instructor gave us a safety briefing before the flight, very professional but at the same time put everyone at ease. The take off is something else. Pulled by a winch its 0 - 60 in about 2 seconds, much better than a roller coaster. Then at the release point its silence and you just sit back and enjoy the ride. You even get to have a go at the controls. I enjoyed it so much that 2 weeks later I joined the club
What would you improve for next time? It would have been helpful if I had known beforehand that you may not get to fly at the time booked as other people are booked in the same time slot. I had a 10:00 am booking but did not get to fly until around 12:00. But for me personally this gave me more time to get to know the club members and learn a little about gliding. probably one of the reasons why I joined the club
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

high flyer

5 out of 5 06 July 2015
Location: gloucestshire and bristol Age: Over 65 Bought For Relative Occasion: Birthday
amazing experience I would recommended this to anyone . so silent with wonderful sights and no noise .
What would you improve for next time? nothing
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Gliding Discovery Flight - £89