Flight Experiences

A flight experience is a great introduction to gliding. Our flight experience vouchers make great gifts, or why not simply treat yourself? 

Depending on the package you choose, the number of winch launches will vary. Winch launching gets you airborne in just a few seconds allowing enough time to admire the view and experience gliding. Your instructor with demonstrate basic flight manovers, then if you wish you can take control and fly like a bird.

You can purchase a voucher online below. Your voucher  will be sent by email along with a list of vacant slots from which to choose. To make a booking or if you have any questions regarding our flight experiences, please contact bookings.

Latest:  Please note that the lead time for visitor flights is currently 10 - 12 weeks.

Taster Experience £65

One flight

Get winch launched into the skies of Oxfordshire to experience silent flight. Flying with an experienced pilot from our club, you’ll get the chance to enjoy the stunning views that the Oxfordshire countryside provides.

Trial Lesson £105

Two flights

For those who want to experience what learning to glide is all about, this package includes two separate winch launches giving you time to start learning how to control the glider. Our qualified instructors will guide you step by step at your pace and will tailor it to your needs.

Vintage Experience £80

One flight

This enables you to fly in our vintage, open top and British-built Slingsby T21.  With the closest possible link to you and the birds, this aircraft not only lets you experience aviation in its truest form, but allows you to feel the wind in your face.

Our experienced instructors will show you how to fly this special piece of aviation heritage, all above one of the oldest airfields in the country.

What to Expect

The experience starts when you arrive at the airfield; you'll be met at the launch point by some of our members, where you'll have the chance to ask any questions you have whilst your aircraft is prepared.

Then you'll meet the instructor who'll take you up into the skies, and you'll be given a thorough pre-flight briefing. Your aims for the flight, be it to take control of the aircraft or to just look out over the skies of Oxfordshire, will be discussed at this point.

Flight time varies depending on the weather conditions, with typical training flights ranging 8-12 minutes. 

Of course, once you've had a go, you may want to learn to fly with us! Check out this page to see what we can offer you.

Vouchers are digital and will be emailed to you, including more details about the experience and how to book in.

Please check our terms. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate visitors under the age of 12 or who weigh over 104kg.