Glider trial flight
The sheer beauty and pleasure of silent flight in this special experience with a trial gilding lesson from a Collection Pilot at Banbury Gliding Club – more than just a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Each flight involves an aero-towed launch to 2,000 feet above the ground and lasts for up to 25 minutes.
Your instructor will brief you on the ground beforehand about the glider, the flight, and what to expect; you fly in the front cockpit of the two-seater glider and the instructor flies from the rear cockpit, which has full dual controls. After release from the tug aircraft, the instructor will, if you wish, show you the effects of the controls on the glider’s path, and you may take control under their guidance. In favourable conditions, the instructor may be able to guide the glider into rising air and you may climb in the ‘thermal’ up to the bottom of the clouds – giving you longer to take in the stunning Northamptonshire countryside. Once closer to the ground, the instructor will explain how they are setting up for the approach and landing, for which you, in the front, have a grandstand view, bringing your gliding trial lesson to a close. The Trial Lesson makes an ideal present, particularly for Christmas, Birthdays, Mother’s Day & Father’s Day, as well as a taster for those wishing to experience flight or try something new. All Banbury Club instructors are fully qualified British Gliding Association instructors and are also volunteers. They are fully passionate about this activity and love sharing their enthusiasm with their guests.
Please note: If bidding to purchase as a Christmas present - In order for a gift certificate detailing this lot to arrive with you in time for Christmas (UK mainland only), the winning bid must be paid for, and funds cleared, by noon, Monday 21st December, 2020.
Usual flight restrictions that apply: You must be relatively fit and able to get into and out of the glider unaided. There is a weight limit of 100kg, and a height limit 193cm. Banbury Glider Club website also stipulates that “You must not suffer from faintness, giddiness, fits, a serious heart condition or anything that could endanger the glider in flight. If you have a disability, that may not be a problem provided you can get out of the glider unaided.”
Your Lot includes a £15 voucher towards Banbury Gliding Club’s Introductory Membership package.
Monday Summer Specials – a little bird tells us that, if you are happy to use your weekend voucher on a Monday, instead, you’ll get an extra flight!
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