First flight


Looking for a one-off experience?  Try a First Flight!

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

Our popular “First Flight” gliding experience flights are now available to book. For more details go to MGC Covid-19 Update


We offer two versions, dependent on how much flying you want on the day.

You get:

  • A beautiful voucher, brilliant to give as a gift
  • A comprehensive pre-flight safety briefing
  • All Flying Instruction
  • Standard First Flight – approximately 20 mins flying time or two launches
  • Premium First Flight *** – approximately 40 mins flying time or four launches
  • After your First Flight, further flying is available by arrangement at club rates
  • One months’ complimentary membership of the Club including access to all the Club’s facilities.
  • At the end of your one month’s complimentary membership, you have the option to upgrade your membership at reduced prices.

Availability: Weekends throughout the year, and Monday-Friday by arrangement


  • Standard First Flight – £95.00
  • Premium First Flight – £165.00

*** To help clear the backlog caused by the pandemic, we are offering holders of Premium First Flight Vouchers the opportunity of redeeming their voucher with a 30-minute flight in our motor glider. There is currently a much shorter waiting list for these flights. Please enquire with an email to

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

Terms and conditions of sale are available here (First Flight Terms & Conditions)

During the pandemic, the office is working irregular hours.  So it is best to email the office

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 16 years old we will require a parental consent form to be signed. If in doubt please contact the office for advice.

All flying is subject to 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.