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Vintage Slingsby Glider Experience

RAF Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire   

• Unique vintage glider flights near Bicester
• Fly in an open-cockpit 1951 Slingsby T21 glider
• Operated out of RAF Weston-on-the-Green
• Enjoy a 10-min winch launch flight
Vintage Glider Experience



What's Included

• Flight experience in a 1951 open cockpit British-built Slingsby T21
• The glider has a side by side seating arrangement unlike modern gliders
• Pre-flight briefing including use of safety equipment
• Explanation of the basic effect of controls
• Winch launch providing a flight time of up to 10 minutes
• Please allow approximately one hour on site for this experience

What Can I Expect

Vintage Slingbsy glider flights - good old fashioned open-cockpit gliding now available! This is your chance to fly in a rare Slingsby T21 glider. The vintage soaring machine is still very much a favourite and it's a real honour to be able to offer flights in a stunning example of the classic T21.

Known as 'Daisy', this T21 was built in 1951. Designed and built in the UK by Slingsby, the very first T21s took to the sky in 1944. They were used by RAF Air Cadets for training right up until the 1980s, proving that this graceful bird has real staying power. Now many are in the hands of private owners and glider clubs, who lovingly preserve these wonderful machines.

These Slingsbys look quite different to modern gliders. Affectionately called 'The Barge' it's easy to say why, with that wide, flat, boat-like hull. Unusually, the T21 has a side-by-side configuration, compared to most gliders that are tandem, with one person sitting behind the other. But the major difference is that this baby is open cockpit. That means you are completely open to the elements, making a flight in a vintage Slingsby glider with its 54ft wingspan the nearest you'll get to being a bird!

Resplendent in her RAF trainer colours, Daisy is a magnificent sight in the sky. Loved by RAF cadets (and their instructor trainers) for being robust, stable with rather sedate flying qualities, the T21 is pure gliding joy. With her distinctive looks, Daisy is a real head turner.

Your flight will be a winch-launch, giving you around 10-minutes of soaring in the skies above Bicester. Being the elegant lady of a certain age that she is, Daisy can only fly in clement weather, so please be patient with her. If your booked flying date is cancelled, you can choose to rebook, or take a flight in one of the club's modern gliders.

We have to say, flying with one of the country's oldest glider clubs, at one of the oldest airfields (RAF Weston-on-the-Green is still an active RAF base too boot) in a classic vintage Slingsby glider is a true delight. Anyone who is into silent flight will absolutely love this experience. Buy your voucher now and book your seat in this historic open-cockpit vintage glider. It's going to be quite a flight.


• Due to the age of the aircraft, this experience comes with additional weather restrictions
• Should weather conditions not be suitable for the T21 you will be offered a modern training aircraft or the option to reschedule
• Participants should telephone on the day of your flight to check conditions


• RAF Weston-on-the-Green, Bicester, Oxfordshire

Suitable For

• Minimum age 12
• Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
• Maximum weight 16 stone (104kgs)
• Maximum height 6ft 4ins


• Spectators are welcome to the airfield to watch the experience

Anything Else

• Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear should be worn
• Additional layers are recommended
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)

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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)

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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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Vintage Slingsby Glider Experience
Vintage Glider Experience
Total Price£60.00
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