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Trial Flights

Flight options
1. Winch launch £46
2. Aerotow to 2000 ft £88
3. Aerotow to 3000 ft £120
4. Aerotow to “1 Mile High” (4600ft above airfield) £164

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 credit or debit card if you wish, or you can send a cheque in the post. They make ideal gifts.

Availability

They are available any weekend or Bank Holiday. Be prepared to spend around half a day at the club and allow plenty of time for your visit.

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What do you get?
After a pre-flight briefing, you will be launched either by a ground based winch to around 1000 feet or 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 winch launch flight is the more exhilarating option but the flight could be as short as 5 minutes, 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 are on a first come first served basis. Due to the nature of gliding we are unable to offer a booked time for a flight.

Weight and age 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. The minimum age is 13 years old. There is no maximum age.

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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
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FAQ
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