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Motor Gliding Swindon

Shrivenham, Swindon   

• Motorised gliding from Sandhill Farm near Swindon
• Fly in a Scheibe Falke self-powered glider
• Choose a 30 or a 60-minute flight
• The chance to take the controls yourself
30 Minute Flying Lesson


RRP: £95.00

What's Included

• Welcome introduction and safety briefing
• Fly in a motorised glider with hands on flying time
• 30 and 60 minute flight durations are available
• Enjoy spectacular views of the Uffington White Horse on the Berkshire Downs and Cotswold villages such as Lechdale

What Can I Expect

This is gliding near Swindon - but with a difference. You've got power! There's no tug plane and no winch either, because in motor gliding you get airborne under the aircraft's own power. Then, when you're high enough, the engine can be turned off and you'll glide elegantly and silently.

Motor gliders are just that - gliders that have an engine and propellor. This means motor gliders self-launch out of this airfield just outside Swindon. Rather than being released at a certain altitude, you simply fly up to the height you want to achieve, switch off the engine and get soaring. This is a brilliant moment in the experience, as you change from manmade to natural, with just the swirling noise of the wind that carries you.

And once you're up there what can you expect to see? Well, this is another reason why this airfield at Sandhill Farm is a popular place. When you're soaring in your motor glider you are literally minutes away from the North Wessex Downs, with the likes of the Vale of White Horse and Dragon hill just beyond.

It's so refreshing to see the best of the county from the air. You get to look down on any traffic jams (rather than be in them for once), whilst you glide gracefully at a few thousand feet above the towns and villages below.

Unlike most standard gliders, a motor version has a side-by-side cockpit, so when you go gliding out of this friendly airfield near Swindon, you will be sitting next to your instructor. This gives you the advantage of being able to see everything that the pilot is doing, which we think helps you feel more secure, comfortable and at ease.

We are offering 30 and 60-minute motorised glider experiences out of Sandhill Farm near Swindon. And don't forget, if you fancy having a go at the controls for yourself you can do, as these aircraft are dual control.


• Weekdays and weekends throughout the year
• All flights are subject to availability and weather conditions


• Sandhill Farm Airfield, near Swindon
• Conveniently located between Shrivenham and Highworth

Suitable For

• The minimum age is 14
• Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
• Maximum height 6ft 4ins
• Maximum weight 16 stone


• Spectators are welcome to come and watch

Anything Else

• Onsite club house with toilet facilities
• Complimentary tea and coffee with soft drinks available to purchase
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

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* 93% delivered next working day

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Motor Gliding Swindon
30 Minute Flying Lesson
Total Price£75.00
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