Fly a Glider

Gliding allows you to soar with the birds, without the noise you’d get from a powered aircraft (so you don’t need to wear a headset). Not only will you be able to take in the breathtaking views, but you will also get to try out the controls for yourself. It’s a great experience for anyone at any time of the year, but at its best in the summer months, when thermals (rising columns of warm air) are plentiful and give you a longer flight. We offer winch launch and aerotow gliding experiences, as well as mini courses, so browse our gliding experiences below to find the perfect voucher for you or a friend.

More than just a gift!
If you enjoy your lesson and decide to continue to learn to fly, your first flight will count towards the training time needed to be able to fly solo. Even better, with all our gliding experiences you get three months’ FREE temporary membership to the gliding club you fly at, allowing you to continue to learn to fly at preferential member prices. What more excuse did you need?

Choose from three locations:
Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Wales (the Black Mountains).

Gliding Winch Launch

An exhilarating and affordable introduction to gliding, with exciting acceleration and a steep take-off angle.

Oxfordshire Flying Experience – 20 minutes

Can’t decide between powered aircraft or gliding? Why not try both all in the same flight!

Gliding Aerotow – 2,000ft

A sedate flight, pulled into the air by an aeroplane to 2,000ft for a gentler experience.

Oxfordshire Flying Experience – 30 minutes

Can’t decide whether you’d prefer a powered flight or gliding? You can do both and be airborne for longer!

Gliding Aerotow – 3,000ft

Get more time in the air and more hands-on flying time with this higher aerotow option.

Gliding in the Mountains (mini-course)

Enjoy gliding in the stunning landscape of the Black Mountains in Wales. And learn to fly too!

Gliding Course

Enjoy half a day of gliding and plenty of time at the controls with this gliding mini course.