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Trial Flights

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Please note that Trial Flights need to be booked with the administrator by email.

Flight options

All trial flights are now aerotow only, unless part of an organised group session. This gives generally much more time on the flight than a winch launch and allows for a better first flight experience.

1. Aerotow to 2000 ft £92
2. Aerotow to 3000 ft £126
3. Aerotow to “1 Mile High” (4600ft above airfield) £172

All of these include 30 days full club membership, enabling the recipient to fly at normal member rates. The vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of issue. They can be purchased through this website and paid for on line using PayPal or a card. They make ideal gifts.

Availability

They are available any weekend or Bank Holiday. All visitors, both those with or without a voucher, wishing to take a flight please contact the Trial Flights administrator for a flight booking.

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What do you get?
After a pre-flight briefing, you will be towed up to 2000 feet, 3000 feet or 1 mile above sea level (1 mile is 4600 feet above our airfield) by a powered aircraft. Weather conditions will dictate how long the flight lasts, but if we can extend it using thermals we will do so. As a guide a 2000 ft aerotow about 15 minutes, 3000 ft about 20 minutes, and Mile High 25 to 30 minutes.

What happens on the flight?
After the launch you will have time to enjoy the views and take the opportunity to learn how to fly the glider. Your instructor will brief you on what to expect on the flight and give you demonstrations of how to control the glider. You can then practice flying it yourself if you wish


When can I fly?
Flying is available every weekend and bank holiday throughout the year. Flights must be booked and please to do that here.

Age limits
The minimum age is 13 but there is no upper age limit.

Weight limits
To ensure we are able to fly you within the loading limits of the glider there are weight limits in the club two seaters.
Minimum weight 98lbs (7 stone/44.5Kg) Maximum weight 224lbs (16 stone/102Kg)
If you are over 15 stone you should contact the club beforehand to check availability of instructors.

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Car insurance
Most policies exclude liability when airside on an airfield. Your insurance company may consider the whole site to be airside

Presentation
Like to see a slide presentation of what to expect?
Click here

Bookings
Please see Trial flights on contact us page

FAQ
Questions?
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Online payments
Would you like to buy a voucher?
Click here

Groups
We have discounted rates for weekday group flying. Groups of 10 or more can fly from just £36 each.