Introductory Lesson with Instructor


If you’re interested in learning to fly and want to really know what it is like to fly then this is a great place to begin your journey.

Lessons are aimed at those starting to learn or with previous flying experience to see if they want to take up gliding.

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A qualified BGA instructor will teach you the basic controls and allow you to take control of the glider. If you already have the aviation and flying bug then this is the best option. These flights are especially recommended for those who are interested in joining the club and learning to fly a glider.

Your BGA Instructor will explain to you the features of the glider, how you control the aircraft, the instruments and the controls before taking you up for your flights. After each flight they will discuss what you've learned and what you could learn in the next flight. The total flying time will be approximately 40 minutes (subject to weather conditions and operational requirements).

We include 1 month’s membership of the club, so you can return and fly at our normal members’ rates.

Please note:

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.

Additional information

Preferred Launch Method

3 Winch Launches or 2 Aerotows