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Gliding in Warwickshire

Bidford Airfield, near Bidford upon Avon   
REF: BGFC20

• Soar away from Bidford Airfield in Warwickshire
• Glide over the stunning Vale of Evesham
• Choose your launch height
• Just sightsee in the air, or pilot the glider

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2000ft Glider Flight

Price

£90.00

What's Included

• Experience the joy of silent gliding with a qualified flight plot
• Welcome introduction and safety briefing
• Choose from a 2000ft lasting around 15 minutes, a 3000ft flight lasting approximately 25 minutes or the 5280ft mile high flight giving around 35 minutes
• Your choice of an experience flight or an instructional flight with an opportunity to take the controls
• Spectacular view of the Cotswold Hills and surrounding countryside

What Can I Expect

This small and friendly club offers gliding out of Warwickshire's Bidford Airfield, right in the heart of the Vale of Evesham. With easy access from Birmingham, Worcester, Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon, it's an excellent choice of airfield for those wanting to soar in the skies coming from anywhere in the Midlands.

On a clear day your views from the glider can span from the Severn Estuary to the Cotswold Hills. But however far you can see when you go up, you will be awestruck by the beauty and silence. What's more, going gliding in Warwickshire is a little different from most...

That's because these flight vouchers are not for a certain duration, but a specific launch height. You'll be pulled by a tug plane and you can choose to be launched from either 2000ft, 3000ft or even a mile (that's 5280ft!) above the ground. Once you've reached your chosen altitude, you'll be released by the plane and you'll enjoy the delight of silent glider flight.

Of course, what's rather fascinating when you're released, is that you can find 'lift' in certain air conditions. That's to say, you end up gaining height above and beyond the level you were released at, so even though you have no motorised power onboard, you can go up.

This all means that a 2000ft flight can last around 15 minutes, a 3000ft one in the region of 25 minutes and a mile high glide around 35 minutes, but it can often be even longer depending on gliding conditions. That's why we like the fact that this club in Warwickshire goes for altitude rather than time.

As with most training gliders, the ones here in Warwickshire are tandem, which means the student gets to sit in the front cockpit and the pilot instructor behind. Clearly this means you get the best seat in the house, with an unobstructed view of the River Avon, Bidford and Evesham below.

You are sure to enjoy the atmosphere of this active owner-operated club for gliding at Warwickshire's Bidford Airfield. Whilst gaining a deeper understanding of glider flights, ground handling and glider launch procedures you get to have a go at the controls too.

Availability

• Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
• Please note this experience is weather dependent

Location

• Bidford Airfield in Warwickshire

Suitable For

• The minimum age is 10
• Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
• Maximum height 6'3"
• Maximum weight 16 stone

Spectators

• Spectators are welcome to come and watch

Anything Else

• All instructors are BGA approved to teach gliding experiences at this airfield
• Annie's cafe is available on site providing a range of refreshments, snacks and meals
• There are plenty of local amenities and attractions for you and your family nearby and many local B&B's within easy reach of the airfield
• With the beautiful Cotswold villages nearby and Stratford just minutes away, why not make a weekend of your glider experience?

Reviews

Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 23
Recommend to Friend 23
about 3 years ago
Avery enjoyable flight experience, with a welcoming group of people who clearly enjoy sharing their interest with others.
Tony Critchley
about 3 years ago
Fantastic experience, couldn't have been made more welcome by the club members. The flight was great, launched at 5250 ft and flew around thermalling for just under an hour before returning to the airfield. A bonus on this experience is that you also get 28 days membership to the club, meaning that you can have additional flights at club rates. I took advantage of this offer and a few days later had a second fantastic flight with loads of thermalling and again managed a full hours flight. For the majority of both flights I was actually flying the glider under instruction from the pilot in the rear seat. It was a real hands on experience. A must for anyone who has a love for flying.
Stephen Kennedy
about 3 years ago
Wonderful experience. The people at the airfield were very friendly and helpful which made the day one to remember
Janet
about 4 years ago
A very positive experience. The staff were very friendly and efficient, the airfield easy to find and the flight extremely enjoyable.
Dianne Jones
about 4 years ago
A great way to celebrate my 40th Birthday. Having previously gone solo over 20 years ago, it was a fabulous refresher and has reignited my passion for gliding.
Elspeth Brimley
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Gliding in Warwickshire
2000ft Glider Flight
Total Price£90.00
 
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