First Flight Experience
JULY 2021 UPDATE – We are still waiting to resume experience flights following the relaxation of covid rules. We hope to be in a position to take your booking soon!
Take to the skies in a Glider for an amazing flight with breathtaking views over our local countryside.
Let our Introductory Pilots guide you into the sky. We have two different ways of launching, Aerotow and Winch, which we can use. we’ll discuss these with you during booking and on the day of the flight.
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Our First Flight Experiences are aimed at those with little or no experience of flying. It provides an introduction to the delights and sensations of flying in a glider as an ideal ‘taster’. A BGA qualified Introductory Flight Pilot will take you for your flight(s) after a safety briefing. You can expect to spend around 20 minutes in the air, depending on the weather.
We have two different ways of launching, Aerotow and Winch launches, we'll discuss with you the best way to get you in the air when you book your flight and on the day of the flight.
These flights are recommended for those who just want a one-off experience, or a taster session before deciding to learn to glide with us.
We include 1 month’s membership of the club, so you can return and fly at our normal members’ rates.
There are no age limits on being a passenger in a glider. However you must be between 5ft (152cm) and 6ft 5 (195cm) and under 16 stone (100kg) with the minimum weight being 6.5 stone (40kg).
You must be capable of climbing into the glider and not suffer from any illness likely to cause a sudden change in your condition (such as epilepsy). Please call the office should you have any concerns or special requirements.