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Enjoy the excitement as you strap into one of our dual-controlled gliders with a qualified instructor.
The powerful winch will lift you to over 1,000 feet in about half a minute.
Enjoy stunning views as you fly silently around this Area of Natural Beauty and maybe have a go at using the controls yourself!
Finally, glide back to the airfield, where the instructor will bring you in for a gentle touch-down.
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How a Trial Lesson Works
Trial lessons with a qualified BGA instructor are available on Saturdays and Sundays, all year round, in one of our two-seater aircraft. There are several ways to purchase a trial lesson:
a) A trial lesson voucher costs £75. You can redeem the voucher whenever it suits you within the next 12 months and with a phone call prior to attending the club, we will endeavour to make an appointment to fly you at a specific time, (or as near as the weather will allow.) A £75 voucher will give you 2 short flights or 1 extended flight, depending on weather conditions and at the discretion of the instructor on the day. You also get 12 weeks membership of the club – so you can come back as often as you like within that time and fly as a club member. If you like it and go on to join the club, then the cost of the trial lesson voucher is discounted from the joining fee.
b) Alternatively, if you are looking to organise an exciting evening out with friends or work colleagues, you can book a special group booking. We accommodate pre-arranged group bookings on Tuesday or Thursday evenings, (minimum of 6 participants). The price for block bookings is just £45 per head and still includes 12 weeks club membership for all participants. For group bookings, ring Pete Desmond on 07702 846123
c) You can, of course, just turn up on a Saturday or Sunday and ask to fly. The terms are exactly the same as for the voucher at (a) but turning up with no advance warning can often involve waiting for some time for an aircraft and instructor to come free. You will however be made most welcome and we will do our best to accommodate you.
How long does a trial lesson last?
The average time we aim to fly visitors to the club is around 20 minutes. However, gliding is a weather dependent sport and if we are unable to stay airborne for as long as we would wish, due to the weather conditions, we will offer two shorter flights as an alternative.