Gliding Flight in Northamptonshire
Glimpse into the peaceful and somewhat diverse world of gliding with this aerotow flight in Northamptonshire. Following a discussion on the aircraft and flight safety, board a dual-controlled glider with an instructor ready for take-off. The glider is initially towed by a light aircraft to heights of around 2,000 ft, before the rope is detached and the craft majestically soars in a birdlike fashion in the thermal currents. Revel in the amazing views of the rolling countryside below and during the flight (at the discretion of the pilot), take charge of the controls to truly enjoy the unrivalled joys of flying.
- Take to the skies in in a glider
- Fly freely in the thermal currents
- Enjoy beautiful views of the countryside
- Take over the flight controls (at the pilot's discretion)
- Availability Description
This voucher is valid for one person. Available on selected Mondays, year round. For those who wish to book a weekend gliding experience, please discuss this at the point of booking – an additional fee will apply, payable directly to the supplier. All dates are subject to availability.
- Participant Guidelines
Minimum age: 11 years. Max weight: 16 stone. Minimum height: 4'11''. Maximum height: 6'4''. This experience is not suitable for those with the following health conditions, epilepsy, fainting or any condition that could endanger the flight. Disabled access is available for those willing to follow instructions and climb in and out of the glider unaided.
Gliding is weather dependent and conditions can affect flight duration and time. It is essential to call the venue for a weather check. For morning bookings call the day before, for afternoon or evening bookings call on the day before setting out.
Flight length depends on prevailing thermal conditions. As a guide, the flight should last for between 12 and 20 minutes but expect to spend a few hours on site. Please arrive a few minutes in advance and make your way straight to the clubhouse.
- Numbers on the Day
The briefing may be shared. The flight is held on a one-to-one basis with the instructor.
- Dress Code
Wear flat-soled shoes and bring a jumper in case it gets cold. Bring gloves in winter. Sunglasses are recommended all year round.
- Other Info
Please note, in an active airfield, aircraft always retain right of way. Please stay in notified areas unless accompanied by a member of staff and steer clear of craft and equipment at all times.