Gliding Discovery Flight

Product code: 1048223

Both peaceful and exhilarating, gliding is a truly unique way to fly

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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
  • Gloucestershire - Available on weekdays only
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.

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
5.0 out of 5 – 21 reviews
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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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