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Trial Flights

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Flight options
All trial flights are by aerotow, unless part of an organised group session. Aerotows generally give much more time on the flight than a winch launch and give a better first flight experience.

Prices
Aerotow to 2000 ft £93
Aerotow to 3000 ft £128
Aerotow to “1 Mile High” (4600ft above airfield) £175

All of these include 30 days full club membership, enabling the recipient to fly at normal member rates, either by winch or aerotow launch.

The vouchers are valid for 24 months from the date of issue. They are purchased through this website and paid for on line using PayPal or a card. They make ideal gifts.
 
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Availability
Flights 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.

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?
Your pilot will explain to you what is happening on the flight and you will have time to enjoy the views and see how a glider is flown.

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When can I fly?
Flying is available every weekend and bank holiday throughout the year.

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.


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

Bookings
Please see Trial flight bookings on contact us page

FAQ
Questions?
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Online voucher purchase
Would you like to buy a voucher?
Please click here

Groups
We have discounted rates for weekday group flying with groups of 10 or more.