Winch-launch glider flight

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Key Points

  • Take the controls at 1000ft
  • Safety briefing and 7 – 12 minutes flying time
  • £53.10 per person


Until you've tried gliding, it's difficult to imagine the exhilaration it provides. Soaring effortlessly and almost silently through the skies is an experience not to be missed.

Those who experience a flight for the first time often describe the experience as breathtaking. Climb into your aircraft and take to the skies to witness those panoramic views and, with a little help from your instructor, you could be flying one of these dual-controlled gliders.

What's included?

• Safety briefing
• 7 – 12 minutes flying time
• Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card
• Cancellation indemnity

What happens on the day?

When you arrive at your chosen location, you'll meet your instructor and receive a pre-flight briefing. This will cover all aspects of your experience and you can ask any questions you may have. You will then take to the air for this extraordinary experience.

The winch launch will take you to approximately 1000 ft in a matter of seconds, before releasing the glider from the tug so your flight can start. You can either sit back and enjoy the ride or take the controls under expert instruction to get the most out of your experience.


Please see map below for locations



Who is the experience suitable for?


• Minimum age: 14 (Under-18s must have written parental consent)
• Minimum height: 5 ft
• Maximum height: 6 ft 4 in
• Maximum weight: 15 stone
• These are guidelines only and can vary with location, please check at your time of booking
• Spectators are welcome


When can I do this?


Most centres operate all year round although some do fly less frequently during the winter months. Some centres operate at weekends and others midweek.

We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.

You should expect to spend approximately one hour at the airfield. The flight itself will last 7 – 12 minutes.


Where can I do this?


• Dover, Kent
• Shenington, Oxfordshire
• Grantham, Lincolnshire


What additional information is there?


The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary according to location.


How does this work?


All you have to do is pay for the experience and we’ll send a voucher through the post, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.


What about insurance?


The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.


How much is postage?


Postage is charged at £2.45

Terms and Conditions

By purchasing this product you agree to our Terms and Conditions. If you have any queries please contact us

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