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Gliding Oxfordshire

Bicester, Oxfordshire
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Rated Based On 27 Reviews
    • Gliding out of Bicester Aerodrome in Oxfordshire
    • One of the largest grass runways in Europe
    • Aerotows or motor glide flights offered
    • Highly experienced instructors & friendly club
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    Delivery Type Delivery Time Price
    Standard Delivery Estimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day* £1.95
    Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
    Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
    European Delivery 3 - 5 working days £4.50
    Rest of World Delivery 5 - 7 working days £6.50
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Delivery Type Delivery Time Price
Standard Delivery Estimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day* £1.95
Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
European Delivery 3 - 5 working days £4.50
Rest of World Delivery 5 - 7 working days £6.50
Evoucher Instantaneous Free

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

* 93% delivered next working day

What can I expect on the day

Go gliding at Bicester Airfield and you'll be welcomed as part of this big, enthusiastic team of gliding fans! This is one of the largest and best organised gliding clubs we have on our books and it's a real pleasure to be able to offer gliding across the Oxfordshire skies for all ages.

It certainly is an impressive set up here in Oxfordshire. The gliding club has been operating out of Bicester airfield since 1956, so they have certainly got this silent flying lark down to a tee. A team of dedicated staff and volunteers from Oxfordshire and beyond keep this club running like clockwork on gliding days, with key members including Chief Flying Instructor Dave Watt, Safety Officer John Marriot and Alan Twigg who oversees the incredibly passionate volunteers.

So not only does Bicester have superb ground staff, there is also a full roster of male and female gliding instructors, many of whom are regional examiners and coaches too. All highly experienced, they still love nothing more than taking a first-timer up in the skies of Oxfordshire to discover what gliding is all about.

Add to all this an excellent airfield, which is in fact one of the largest remaining grass runway airfield in Europe and you've got yourself the perfect place for getting airborne in a glider. There's even a whole load of history here just north of Oxford, with the gliding club base begin protected by English Heritage - in particular the Control Tower and the pre-World War Two bomb stores.

We are offering several glider packages here in Oxfordshire. In essence, the higher you go, the longer you glide. So there's a basic package for one aerotow to 2000ft for a 20 minute flight, a standard deal giving you 30 minutes of soaring over Bicester and beyond from 3000ft and a premium pack to tow you to 4000ft for around 40 minutes of flying.

You can also choose to get airborne under your 'own steam' in a Falke 2000 motor glider for these packages, or even plump for the premium motor glider flight deal at Bicester that boasts a 60 minute session in the air.

Whichever way you get gliding in Bicester, on all experiences you will be in a two-seater dual-control glider accompanied by a British Gliding Association pilot instructor. The highlight of each flight has to be the moment you are invited to take control and actually fly the glider around the skies of Oxfordshire. Brilliant aerial fun!

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Gliding Oxfordshire
5.0
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Review posted last month
Fantastic. Excellent value for money.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Gliding Oxfordshire
4.0
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Review posted last month
Excellent experience very friendly and informative operating staff and pilot! The only drawback was that my watching family were quite rightly asked to remain behind a safety rope, unfortunately behind them was a catering bus, behind which my glider made it's approach and landed.The first they knew about it was when I had landed and were informed, therefore missing out on the opportunity of videoing / photographing the approach and landing
Yes, I recommend this product.

Gliding Oxfordshire
4.0
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Review posted last month
It was wonderful to experience gliding peaceful 3,000 feet above the countryside. The company was well organised and friendly, and felt safe. My only downside was I discovered I get queasy in gliders!
Yes, I recommend this product.

Gliding Oxfordshire
5.0
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Review posted 6 months ago
The whole team at Bicester Gliding were extremely welcoming and Roger the instructor was first rate. The whole experience was fantastic & I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who is looking considering giving gliding a try.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Gliding Oxfordshire
5.0
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Review posted 6 months ago
Great instructor very enjoyable would do again 5 stars
Yes, I recommend this product.

What's included in this experience?

• All flights are preceded by a briefing and explanation of glider flight
• Free In Flight video (worth £15) on a SD Card, capturing the duration of your flight using a Go Pro - valid for weekday aerotow flights only

Basic Glider Flight
• An aerotow to 2000ft 
• Up to 20 minutes in the air

Standard Glider Flight
• An aerotow to 3000ft
• Up to 30 minutes in the air

Premium Glider Flight
• An aerotow to 4000ft or two aerotows to 2000ft
• Up to 40 minutes in the air

Premium Motor Glider Flight
• A 60 minute session in a motorglider

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When is it available?

• All flights are subject to weather conditions and availability
• The gliding club is usually very busy at weekends with member flights so availability can be limited. On weekdays the team dedicates their time to experience flights where guests can enjoy a more relaxed environment. 

Aerotow Glider Flights

• Weekdays and weekends between March and September
• Free In Flight video on a SD Card, capturing the duration of your flight using a Go Pro - valid for weekday aerotow flight vouchers only

Motor Glider Flights
• Available weekdays and weekends throughout the year

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Where can I do this experience?

• Bicester, Oxfordshire

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Who is it suitable for?

• Minimum age 14
• Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
• Maximum weight 16 stone (101kg)
• Maximum height 6ft 2ins (188cms)

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• Spectators are welcome

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Anything else I need to know?

• Motor glider lessons ensure you have the maximum time in the air if the weather is not soarable
• You can take along a camera, but it must use a neck-strap to firmly attach it

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