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Gliding Oxfordshire

Bicester, Oxfordshire
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    • Take off from Bicester Aerodrome in Oxfordshire
    • One of the largest grass runways in Europe
    • Aerotows or winch launch glider 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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    All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

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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 with this Oxford gliding club base being 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 by winch launch. A weekday double winch glider experience is our entry level deal with the best value price.

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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Based on 35 reviews
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Gliding Oxfordshire
5.0
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Review posted 4 months ago
This was a fantastic day,loved every second,The people at Bicester gliding club are great,would not hesitate in recommending this experience,and definitely do it again
Yes, I recommend this product.

Gliding Oxfordshire
5.0
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Review posted 4 months ago
A fantastic experience and I would recommend it to anyone to try!
Yes, I recommend this product.

Gliding Oxfordshire
5.0
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Review posted 4 months ago
Excellent ! i really enjoyed it. a real 'sports club' atmosphere - laid-back to the extent of being horizontal - until time came to be 100% professional. Then it was 100% pro !! An excellent flight. i won't make a glider pilot but i will probably go again just to hang motionless in the sky. Thanks Jed
Yes, I recommend this product.

Gliding Oxfordshire
5.0
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Review posted 5 months ago
A warm and friendly welcome from everyone in the office followed by a thoroughly professional performance from Jed, my instructor for the trip. The tow to 3000 feet gives enough time in the air to get an initial feel for what is involved in gliding. In short, an excellent experience.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Gliding Oxfordshire
5.0
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Review posted 5 months ago
I was extremely pleased with the powered gliding experience. The Gliding Club members were very friendly and the event was well run. My instructor John was a great guy and let me fly the glider for most of the flight whilst directing me to places of interest during the flight. I would certainly recommend the experience to others.
Yes, I recommend this product.

What's included in this experience?

• All flights are preceded by a briefing and explanation of glider flight

Winch Launch
• Two winch launches to a height of 1000-1200ft
• Flights generally last around 5-6 minutes but can be longer in favourable weather conditions


Aerotow Flights
• 2000ft flights give up to 20 minutes in the air
• 3000ft flights provides up to 30 minutes in the air
• 4000ft you can enjoy up to 40 minutes in the air
• 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

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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

Winch Launch Flights
• Available weekdays between March and September

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

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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?

• You can take along a camera, but it must use a neck-strap to firmly attach it

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