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Gliding in Buckinghamshire

High Wycombe Air Park, Marlow   
REF: GLBHW1

• Glider flights at Wycombe Air Park (ex. RAF Booker)
• Large fleet of sailplanes make up this active club
• Good range of flight durations available
• Delightful on site restaurant & bar for spectators
 
 
One Aerotow

Price

£109.00

What's Included

• Experience the joys of soaring over the local countryside
• All flights include a ground briefing and are carried out by a BGA qualified instructor
Opportunity to take the controls during your flight
• Lengths of flights are weather dependent and can last longer

One Aerotow
• Flights usually lasts 15-20 mins, with an aerotow to 2,000ft

Two Aerotows
• Two flights usually lasting 15-20 mins each
• In the event of your first flight lasting in excess of 45 mins, you may not be taken up again for a second tow, or you could take your flights as one aerotow to 4,000ft weather permitting

Introductory courses
• Sessions last half a day and include up to 3 flights (around 45 minutes plus of flying in total) as well as a months membership to the Gliding Club

What Can I Expect

Going gliding in Buckinghamshire is sure to be an exciting day out, as this airfield near High Wycombe is very active! With British Airways training schools, a helicopter and two fixed wing aero clubs all on site, there's always lots going on, so get stuck in to the aviation mix here in High Wycombe.

Officially known as Wycombe Air Park, many still call the airfield 'Booker', harking back to the days of RAF Booker, which opened for operations in 1941. Making the transition from Air Force to civilian aerodrome in the early 1960s, this High Wycombe site has grown in popularity to the busy little place it is now, with many types of aviation on offer including the gliding you'll be doing.

Indeed, you'll be taking your experience at one of the foremost gliding clubs in the country, with a full fleet of aircraft, including several two seater planes such as the ASK13, 21 and Duo Discus. Single seaters include the Pegasus, K-18 and the Junior gliders. And to get each glider up in the air over High Wycombe, the club has a Robin, a Piper Super Cub and a Piper Pawnee as tug aircraft.

With so much going on around you, your glider flight is bound to be full of excitement. As you're being towed by one of the tug planes, keep your wits about you and you'll see some rather fine vintage aircraft based at the same airfield. You may even strike lucky and spot High Wycombe's resident Spitfire from your privileged viewpoint inside the glider's cockpit!

We are offering a variety of gliding vouchers for you in Buckinghamshire. If it's your first time, the one or two aerotow experiences are both perfect choices. Anyone really interested in learning more about how to fly a glider will love the half-day experience that'll see you enjoy three trips up in the glider.

Whichever glider experience you book, Buckinghamshire's friendliest club is the ideal take off airfield for enthusiasts to experience the serenity of powerless flight. Friendly, welcoming and passionate about gliding, you're sure to have fun at Booker!

Availability

• Usually available seven days a week throughout the year
• Dates are subject to availability and weather conditions
• You must call on the morning of your flight to check that weather conditions are suitable

Location

• Buckinghamshire, the airfield is two miles from Junction 4 of the M40

Suitable For

• The minimum age for all glider flights is 14
• Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
• Weight restrictions: minimum 7 stone, maximum 16 stone
• Height restrictions: minimum 5ft , Maximum 6ft ins

Spectators

• Spectators are welcome to come and watch as you take your glider flight

Anything Else

• Glider flights are under the approval of the British Gliding Association
• Excellent facilities on site including a restaurant and bar
• There are also good viewing and picnic areas, to make for a fun day out for all the family

Reviews

Average Rating 4
Total Reviews 8
Recommend to Friend 7
about 4 years ago
A bit quick only 10 to 15 mins in air
Gary Reardon
about 4 years ago
Staff at the airfield were amazing. Mark let me take control of the glider on several occasions. I will be back for more.
roy
about 5 years ago
Despite having to cancel the experience first thing, they/we managed to fit it in later in the day between breaks in the rain. Really enjoyed the experience and the guys were friendly and helpful. Might consider doing it again!
Keith
about 6 years ago
It was a exhilerating experience which I can't recomend enough. The staff were very helpful and the instructor Mark very informative. I am seriously taking up gliding.
John Williams
about 7 years ago
The core activity was great and the instructor (Mark) very good. The ground reception was uninspired and uninspiring - the office didn't know their postcode on the telephone and we were left to our own devices before the activity. Tea, coffee, a bit of chat about gliding, a briefing (whether necessary or not), hype even, would have made it more of an experience.
R Wiggins
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Gliding in Buckinghamshire
One Aerotow
Total Price£109.00
 
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