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Gliding Discovery Flight

This gliding experience offers you the chance to take the controls and fly amongst the clouds with a qualified instructor as your co-pilot.
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In Brief

  • Your flight will begin with you and your instructor being towed/winched up to heights of around 2000ft.
  • You'll be shown how to control the glider and have the option to have a go yourself!
  • Flight lasts 15-30 minutes, depending on weather conditions.
  • The glider is dual-controlled.
  • At Warwickshire the glider used is self launching.

What happens on the day?

Gliding is a simple activity but a pleasurable one; there’s no engine noise to disturb you and the lightweight craft is incredibly fast and agile. You’ll receive a flight and safety briefing before the glider is towed by a powered aircraft or winch up to 2000 feet, then released. The instructor will show you how it’s flown before offering the controls up to you.

The views are phenomenal, though of course gliding is dictated by weather conditions so you could be in the air from 15 minutes to half an hour. Once you've experienced the grace and peacefulness of glider flight, a normal plane just won’t compare.

What else do I need to know?

  • Voucher valid for 10 months for one person.
  • Adverse weather conditions may result in the flight being cancelled, all participants are advised to contact the venue on the morning of the flight to confirm it is going ahead.
  • Minimum age 14 and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Minimum height 4'6" and maximum height 6'3", maximum weight 15 stone.
  • Oxfordshire has a converted glider and so can accommodate the physically disabled.
  • The experience at North Devon Flying Club lasts 15-20 minutes.
  • Spectators welcome.


Where can I do it?

East: Essex (Colchester)

East: Norfolk (Diss)

Midlands: Northamptonshire (Nr Hinton in the Hedges)

South East: Oxfordshire (Banbury)

South West: Devon (Umberleigh - Eaglescott Airfield)

Wales: Clwyd (Nr Denbigh)

Wales: Powys (Brecon)


Great Gliding!Review by Matt-Puddington, Somerset
I would leave plenty of time to get to the airfield as my husband and I found it a fair trek to get to. It was worth making the trip though- the flight was spectacular, with some awe-inspiring views and a first class instructor. You got the impression that everyone working there absolutely loved their jobs and I have to say, we found their enthusiasm to be highly infectious! A great day out :D

Location: Umberleigh
Brilliant giftReview by Jack and Jill, East midlands
Gliding was amazing, you get to witness some amazing views and even take part in some of the controls yourself! It was a brief flight and I would have liked longer up in the air, but for a first time flying experience it was exceptional.

Location: Midlands
We have lift off!Review by Nolly, Colchester
Better than any rollercoaster I have ever been on by far! The takeoff is amazing, there is no rush quite like it! The weather was amazing so we had clear views for miles around! Not to be missed if you are an adrenaline seeker or keen flying fan!

Location: Colchester
So relaxing with amazing viewsReview by Richard Thomas, Reading
My darling wife treated me to this great experience and I can't speak highly enough about it. Although airplanes are great, they can be so noisy, whereas the glider is near silent making the whole flying experience so tranquil and even more special. I loved being in control of the aircraft and listened to the great advice and guidance from my co-pilot. There's something truly spectacular about gliding between the clouds, you simply have to experience it for yourself to really know what I mean. A very special day and a top notch experience.

Location: Banbury

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