This Herefordshire gliding school is small and very friendly, with around 20 members who are passionate about flying. The club is nestled in the spectacular countryside of the Welsh Borderlands, sharing a former RAF airfield (at which military glider pilots were trained prior to the well documented D-Day Landings), with helicopter, microlight and fixed wing flying schools.
Flights in the club owned gliders are available at weekends up until sunset, offering a superb way to see the setting sun from the sky. Two types of glider lessons are offered - either two aerotows or a full day course. If you go for the two aerotows, you'll be winched up to around 2000ft and then released by the tug aircraft, then your pilot will teach you all about lookout and flight controls. A single glider flight usually lasts 15 mins and is taken in a Twin Astir aircraft or similar.
The one day course gives you three flights and more time to get a real understanding of the glider's controls during your time in the air, as well as getting to know how the club works and runs too. A really fun and interesting day out for anyone interested in gliding.
Both activities include a three month membership to the club, so you can continue with the glider flights if you're really taken with powerless flight!
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