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Gliding Discovery Flight 1048223

5 out of 5 (based on 79 reviews)
Location: Umberleigh - Devon
For 1 person
Valid for 12 months
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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 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 take off 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 12–20 minutes depending on the weather, as safety is of most importance.

What's included?
  • Full safety briefing
  • Tutoring by a qualified instructor
  • 12–20 minute flight in a glider with an instructor
  • You will have the opportunity to take control of the glider during your flight
What do I need to know?
  • All our vouchers are fully flexible and can be redeemed against our huge range of experiences
  • Your voucher is valid for one person
  • Available on selected Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays throughout the year
  • Minimum age: 14 years
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum height is 4'6"
  • Maximum height is 6'3"
  • Maximum weight is 15st
  • 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
  • All dates are subject to availability


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Customer Reviews
5 out of 5 (based on 79 reviews)
Great experience
23 August 2022
A great experience made even better with a friendly team.
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Birthday
Great 70th birthday present
09 May 2022
Found the aerodrome easily due to sat nav. Nice friendly people. I actually got to fly the glider as I had flying experience. I see they do parachute jumping there too, so might try that next.
Occasion: Birthday
Amazing experience
02 May 2022
We chose eaglescott airfield near Biddeford This airfield is run by volunteers, experienced and enthusiast is providing an excellent gliding experience You do have to help in pushing the glider before take off but I took the controls and thoroughly enjoyed
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Birthday
15 August 2021
A super activity and the venue and people on sit were so incredible
Age: 25-34
Occasion: Birthday
What a experience
28 August 2019
Had a very good Sunday afternoon,I had the chance to fly the glider myself under the guidance of a very professional and friendly member of the Shenington Gliding club.
Tony willshire
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Birthday
27 August 2019
Friendly, welcoming staff and a great location. Would probably not booked the flight myself - but it was such a great experience I shall arrange another flight. Tony the pilot was very patient with my rather clumsy attempts to fly the glider but it was great to try.
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Birthday
Glider experience
26 August 2019
Amazing experience with a fab instructor and friendly club in. Brecon. Blues and fabulous views.
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Christmas
Best gift to date
26 August 2019
Had a fantastic experience with Stan (pilot) and all the club members at Shenington gilding club, they were excellent and extremely helpful and accommodating. Would like to say a big thank you to everyone on the day ,15 August .
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Birthday
26 August 2019
Brilliant. Excellent advice and coaching from the instructor. Very friendly staff
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Birthday
Nice experience
21 August 2019
If you like flying you will enjoy it.
Age: 35-44
Occasion: Birthday
Gliding Discovery Flight