Gliding Discovery Flight

Product code: 1048223

Feel your spirits soar as you glide effortlessly through the sky!

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Try gliding and experience the extraordinary sensations of speed and silence that come from flying in one of these spectacular and graceful craft. Your trial lesson will last between 15 and 30 minutes depending on the weather conditions in which time you will learn how to turn and manoeuvre the glider and perhaps even have a go at taking the controls yourself.
The activity takes place in a dual controlled glider accompanied by a fully qualified instructor. Please note that at the Warwickshire location a self launching glider is used. On arrival at the venue you will be given a safety briefing then it 's up, up and away! The glider will be towed into the air by a powered aircraft or winch up to a height of around 2000ft and then released to soar over the beautiful countryside. Your instructor will demonstrate the controls of the glider and you may have a go at flying it yourself if you wish. Please note that gliding is extremely weather dependent; it is impossible to predict the length of your flight but it should last between 15 and 30 minutes. Every effort will be made to ensure that you get the best and safest flight for the conditions.

This experience is available at 9 Locations:

  • Clwyd (Wales) - Denbighshire
  • Devon (South West) - Umberleigh
  • Essex (South East) - Colchester
  • Gloucestershire (South West) - Stonehouse
  • Norfolk (South East) - Diss
  • Northamptonshire (Midlands) - Nr. Hinton in the Hedges
  • Oxfordshire (South West) - Banbury
  • Powys (Wales) - Brecon
  • Warwickshire (Midlands) - Stratford Upon Avon
Your voucher is valid for ten months. Please note that this experience is weather dependent; please contact your chosen location on the morning of your flight to check that it is still going ahead. Trial lessons are 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. Spectators are welcome. Please note that at the Gloucestershire location this experience is available on weekdasy only. The Oxfordshire gliding club has a converted glider to allow the physically disabled to learn to fly - please ask for further details.
Gliding Discovery Flight 4.8 5 13 13
Very exciting experience This was an excellent experience, which I would recommend to anyone. The winch launch was better than any big dipper! Lucky to have ideal weather and a really nice pilot at the Essex and Suffolk Gliding Club. It can be difficult getting the flying day as it depends totally on the weather. You just have to go with the flow... 19 June 2014
Wonderful experiance I was very impressed by the whole day. The instructor was very informative and gave his instructions very clearly. 16 June 2014
Glider Flight over Brackley Something I've always wanted to do and extremely pleased i did it. A wonderful experience even though it only lasted 13 minutes due to the low cloud at the time. Only achieved 1800 feet and hope for more next time. Hinton in The Hedges is reported to be one of the cheapest glider clubs in the area and has four gliders available, some for members and some for new potential members. They share the airfield with a Sky diving club and therefore something is going on all the time. Laurie, my instructor was brilliant, very thorough and extremely knowledgable. All the members were very helpful and friendly. 16 June 2014
Fantastic experience!! Brilliant gift, superb instructor and very helpful staff at the Shenington Gliding Club. It was a great insite into the world of gliding and great fun too!!! 31 May 2014
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