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Gliding over Dartmoor

Brentor Airfield, Tavistock   

• Gliding club at Brentor Airfield near Tavistock
• Stunning views of Dartmoor as you glide
• Day course gives you a total of six glider flights
• A friendly, professional set up in South Devon
2 Winch Launch



What's Included

• A gliding lesson over Dartmoor
• All experiences start with a pre-flight briefing and safety checks

Winch Launches
• Between 6 to 20 minutes of gliding time per winch launch depending on the weather conditions
• At the end of your experience you will be presented with a certificate

Gliding Day
• 6 winch launches with a qualified BGA instructor
• You will gain a good understanding and knowledge of flying techniques and procedures including log keeping and signalling, cable retrieve procedures and winch driving
• You will receive a completed training record and certificate
• 3 months free membership to the gliding school allowing you to fly as often as you like at membership rates

What Can I Expect

For a new way to discover Dartmoor, gliding offers a fantastic airborne view of the stunning South Devonshire countryside. This small and friendly club near Tavistock boasts two twin-seat training sailplanes (the proper term for gliders) and three single-seaters, all launched into the skies above Dartmoor using the winch system.

The Dartmoor club offers gliding to suit everyone, no matter what you hope to get out of the experience. For a tantalising taster session try the voucher for one winch, which gives you one glider flight with a trained instructor. But mark our words, when you've been up there once, you'll want to go again, so that's why we've also got a voucher for two winch launches too.

If you're interested in taking an in-depth look at gliding, the full-day Dartmoor glider experience is the one to go for. Here you'll spend quality time with an instructor, who'll talk you through the theory of piloting a sailplane as well as the technical aspects of flying, before you take to the skies in a dual control aircraft to have a go for real. Your pilot will demonstrate everything to you first and if you don't get things quite right they're always on hand to keep things safe and steady. On this most comprehensive glider day in Dartmoor you get to enjoy six flights, giving you maximum training time, as well as a full explanation of the various procedures involved in gliding.

Whatever option you choose, you are assured of a warm welcome over tea or coffee, followed by your ground-based safety briefing. You'll be introduced to your instructor, before heading out to see the glider you'll be flying. On the grass runway, the controls of the glider will be shown and explained to you; then without further ado, it's your turn to be launched skywards. Just how high the winch will be able to tow you depends on the weather and the winds, but you can go several thousand feet up before being released to gracefully fly over Dartmoor with just the wind to power you.

On all these glider lessons over South Devon, you will have time (in between taking in the picturesque views from the cockpit) to have a go at the controls of the sailplane. If you're on the full glider day, you'll also take home a completed training record and certificate to celebrate your achievement and for all visitors the friendly team at the Dartmoor gliding club will make sure you have a silent, elegantly breath-taking day to remember.


• Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year
• Dates and session times are subject to availability and weather conditions
• Day courses run from 9am to 5pm with a break for lunch


• Brentor Airfield, 3 miles north of Tavistock in Devon

Suitable For

• The maximum height is 6ft 3 inches
• Maximum weight is 16 stone
• Participants are required to declare they have no medical conditions that would stop them from flying
• Warm clothing and sturdy footwear in recommended

Anything Else

• Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided in the clubhouse
• Participants of the one day course are advised to bring along a packed lunch


Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 4
Recommend to Friend 4
about 4 years ago
I thoroughly enjoyed my glider experience at the Dartmoor Gliding Club. All the staff and members were extremely knowledgeable and made you feel very welcome. The experience itself was exhilarating and exactly what I'd hoped for. Well done to all at Dartmoor Gliding Club. I'd happily go back. Their organisation in advance of the day was also first class.
Harry Martin
about 4 years ago
It was a lovely gift and a great experience. Everyone was welcoming and informative and relaxed.
about 4 years ago
Thoroughly enjoyed my glider flight, although i was disapointed that i didn't get a tempory mmbership to the club to enable me to have further flights as i was lead to believe. Would like to have done more flightsas the weather wasn't that good on the day as my 2 winches only lasted a total of 9 minutes.
James Inchley
about 4 years ago
An alround great experience.
Christopher Brockway
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

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Premium Gift Pack includes a brushed metal steel tin which will hold your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Premium Choice.

(incurs a £4.99 shipping charge)

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Standard Gift Pack

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Vouchers are usually valid for 23 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 23 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
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Gliding over Dartmoor
2 Winch Launch
Total Price£99.00
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