Looking for a gliding experience for yourself, or as a gift for a friend?
Our First Flight gliding experience is for you.

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You get:

  • A comprehensive pre-flight briefing
  • Approximately 20 minute flight time or two launches, depending on the conditions on the day, with an experienced pilot
  • After your First Flight, you can upgrade to our Introductory Membership package at a discounted rate if you’d like to continue learning to glide with us. Just pay the difference if upgrading within 14 days of your First Flight


Weekends throughout the year and Monday-Friday by arrangement. However, these flights are in great demand and there may be a considerable delay before we can find you a suitable booking slot.

Autumn & Winter

In the winter months, from September onwards, good flying days are severly reduced and we may not be able to find you a slot until the following year.

Gliding is very weather dependant and we may have to rearrange your slot at short notice if the weather becomes unsuitable, due to high winds, low cloud or rain for instance.

Standby list

This year we are introducing a standby list, so that if you live reasonably locally we can let you know at short notice, sometimes during weekdays, that there is availability. Our intention is always to prevent you having a long and possibly unrewarding jourmey.

However ...

If you are considering or have already decided to take up gliding, download our 'Your Gliding Journey' brochure or take a look at our 'Learn to Glide' section

Price: £115.00

How to purchase a First Flight:

To place your order go to our online shop or telephone the office on: 01588-650206

Terms and conditions of sale are available here
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Good to know

Due to the flight limitations of our gliders, there is a weight limit of 16 stones (102 kilos) and a height limit of 6’3″ (1.9m). There is no upper age limit but you must be able to get into and out of the glider. There is no minimum age to fly P2 in a glider and you can legally solo at 14 years. If you are under 18 years old we will require a parental consent form to be signed. If in doubt please contact the office for advice.

We will always do our best to get you into the air

All flying is subject to the availability of aircraft, launch equipment, instructors and the weather. We offer no guarantee to be able to fly on any particular day even if previously booked, but we will always do our best to get you into the air.