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First flight

 

In response to the COVID-19 emergency we are taking measures to protect our staff, members and visitors.  We have reluctantly had to postpone all First Flights.  If you are the holder of a First Flight voucher and have already booked a day and time within the next three months we advise you to call the club office on 01588 650206 and reschedule your flight for a later date.  If you hold a voucher and have not yet booked a slot we advise that you wait until after the end of June to call when we will have a better idea when the club may get back to normal operation.  The expiry date on your voucher will be extended from 12 months from the date of purchase to 18 months.  Should the situation change we will update this page with details.

 

Gliding-Experience

Looking for a gliding experience for yourself, or as a gift for a friend? Our First Flight Experience is for you. We offer two versions, dependent on how much flying you want on the day.

You get:

  • 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

Prices:

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

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

Please note that during the winter the office is open Friday through Monday.


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 or lower age limit but you must be able to get into and out of the glider. 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.