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Nationwide Gliding Experience

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• Voucher valid for glider clubs around the country
• Enjoy the sensation of silent flight
• Have a go at the controls during your flight
• An explanation of glider flight included
Nationwide Gliding Experience



What's Included

• Enjoy a gliding experience at your choice of location
• Flights last between 15-20 minutes, allow spending an hour on site
• Most venues operate aerotow launches as standard (winch launch sites are indicated below)
• The opportunity to take the controls during your flight
• All flights are preceded by a briefing and explanation of glider flight

What Can I Expect

Our nationwide vouchers for gliding at UK clubs give you maximum flexibility. Valid for your taster flight at glider training schools and clubs around the country, these vouchers are the best answer to the question 'where can I go gliding near me?'.

They're flexible because when you buy this voucher there's no need to choose a location. With UK-wide aero clubs accepting Into The Blue vouchers, you can order your voucher today and let the lucky recipient choose where they go for their gliding experience.

Most sessions last approximately an hour in total, including a safety briefing and explanation of the basics of gliding. You'll enjoy either one or two flights, giving you an overall flying time of around 15 minutes. During this time you'll have the opportunity to take some stunning snapshots of the Great British scenery below, as well as the option to take over the glider's controls for a short period of time.

Our hand-selected range of UK gliding clubs offer either winch and/or aerotow launches, or self-launching gliders, depending on the site. The full details of locations and what sort of glider flying they offer is in the 'Where can I do this experience?' tab.

Winch launches are via a ground-based cable, which pulls the glider forwards at a fast enough pace to create the lift needed to get the sailplane off the ground. For aerotow launches, the glider is towed into the air by an aeroplane. These tows allow you to reach a higher altitude and offer a smoother, more sedate ascent, but a winch launch has its own thrill as you are dragged into the air with some speed.

Once the winch or tug plane detaches, you'll begin to feel the eerily exciting sensation of gliding across the UK skies in an utterly silent motor-free machine, relying solely on air currents and 'lifts' such as thermals to keep you aloft. It's a similar story for motorised glider flights, except you'll be getting airborne under your own power, before switching the engine off and going into full glide mode.

No matter how you get up there, the views are guaranteed to be spectacular, especially on clear days. Buy your voucher to go gliding in the UK and see where your thermals will take you!


• Weekdays and weekends throughout the year, subject to availability and weather conditions
• Some venues are only open on selected days/months - please see the venue list below for details if different


  • Essex Sudbury - Ridgewell Airfield Wed/Sat/Sun Apr-Nov (a) (w)
  • Leicestershire Lutterworth - Husbands Bosworth Airfield May-Oct (a) (m) (w)
  • Lincolnshire Grantham - Saltby Airfield (m) (w)
  • Oxfordshire  Bicester - Bicester Airfield (m)
  • Oxfordshire Shrivenham, near Swindon (m)
  • Peterborough Crowland - Crowland Airfield (a)
  • North Devon Umberleigh - Eaglescott Airfield Sat/Sun Apr-Sept  (a)
  • North Yorkshire Selby - The Airfield Thurs/Sat/Sun  (a)
  • Warwickshire Bidford on Avon - Bidford Airport Sat/Sun/Wed  (a)
Flights available
(a) aerotow
(m) self-launching motorglider
(w) x2 winch launches

Suitable For

• The individual requirements of each glider club vary
• General guidelines are minimum weight 7 stone, a maximum weight of between 15 and 16.2 stone depending on the type of aircraft in use
• Maximum height 6ft 2ins


• Spectators are welcome at all venues and most have clubhouses offering refreshments

Anything Else

• All clubs included in the nationwide gliding experience voucher are BGA approved


Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 6
Recommend to Friend 6
about 3 years ago
A brilliant experience - one that I would love to repeat! All personnel so very friendly & helpful, inspiring total confidence. . . . .
L. McCrory
about 4 years ago
This was an exhilarating expeiriance. I felt very safe and my instructor was an absolute gem A super friendly club would recommend highly
Jenny koulouru
about 4 years ago
This was an amazing experience on a lovely summers day. The club members were very friendly and informative. The instructor gave clear and understandable instructions throughout the briefing and the flight. The whole experience was enjoyable and I would recommend the North Devon flying club.
John Eyles
about 4 years ago
Brilliant. Would do this again and also recommend this experience.
Phil Wright
about 4 years ago
Very enjoyable experience and the instructor was excellent
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

All orders are sent in plain packaging so as not to ruin the surprise.

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Premium Gift Pack

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)

standard gift pack
Standard Gift Pack

Standard Gift Pack Comes with a Smart envelope,your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Personal Choice.

(incurs a £1.95 shipping charge)

standard gift pack

The Into the Blue E-Voucher is an instant email option,it consists of a personalised email and a pdf download of your personalised gift voucher.The Instant Choice


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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Nationwide Gliding Experience
Nationwide Gliding Experience
Total Price£99.00
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