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Gliding in Buckinghamshire

Near High Wycombe
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Rated Based On 8 Reviews
    • Gliders at Wycombe Air Park formerly RAF Booker
    • Large fleet of sailplanes make up this active club
    • Good range of flight durations available
    • Delightful on site restaurant & bar for spectators
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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

Going gliding at High Wycombe is sure to be an exciting day out, as this airfield near High Wycombe is very active with British Airways training schools, a helicopter and two fixed wing aero clubs all on site. There's always lots going on, so anyone with an interest in all forms of flying will delight in getting stuck in to the aviation mix here in High Wycombe.

Officially know as Wycombe Air Park, many still call the airfield simply 'Booker', harking back to the days of RAF Booker, that was open for operations in 1941. Making the transition from Air Force to civilian aerodrome in the early 1960s, this High Wycombe site has grown in popularity to the busy little place it is now, with many types of aviation on offer including the gliding you'll be doing.

Indeed, you'll be taking your lesson at one of the foremost gliding clubs in the country, with a full fleet of aircraft, including several two seater trainer planes such as the ASK13, 21 and Duo Discus. Single seaters include the Pegasus, K-18 and the Junior gliders. And to get each glider up in the air over High Wycombe, the club has a Robin, a Piper Super Cub and a Piper Pawnee as tug aircraft.

With so much going on around you, your glider flight is bound to be full of excitement. As you head off being towed by one of the tug planes, keep your wits about you and you'll see some rather fine vintage aircraft based at the same airfield - you may strike lucky and spot the Spitfire from your privileged viewpoint inside the glider's cockpit that is housed on site here in High Wycombe too!

Whether you book one, two aerotows or an introductory half day giving you three trips up in the glider, High Wycombe's friendliest club is the ideal take off airfield for enthusiastss, as well as those keen to 'have a go' and experience the serenity of powerless flight - and yes, you will be having a go at the controls so get ready to handle the glider all by yourself!  

Into the Blue has a variety of gliding centres throughout the UK as well as a wide choice of experience days for almost any activity.

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Gliding in Buckinghamshire
3.0
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Review posted 9 months ago
A bit quick only 10 to 15 mins in air
Yes, I recommend this product.

Gliding in Buckinghamshire
4.0
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Review posted 11 months ago
Staff at the airfield were amazing. Mark let me take control of the glider on several occasions. I will be back for more.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Gliding in Buckinghamshire
5.0
By
Review posted about 1 year ago
Despite having to cancel the experience first thing, they/we managed to fit it in later in the day between breaks in the rain. Really enjoyed the experience and the guys were friendly and helpful. Might consider doing it again!
Yes, I recommend this product.

Gliding in Buckinghamshire
5.0
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Review posted about 2 years ago
It was a exhilerating experience which I can't recomend enough. The staff were very helpful and the instructor Mark very informative. I am seriously taking up gliding.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Gliding in Buckinghamshire
4.0
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Review posted about 3 years ago
The core activity was great and the instructor (Mark) very good. The ground reception was uninspired and uninspiring - the office didn't know their postcode on the telephone and we were left to our own devices before the activity. Tea, coffee, a bit of chat about gliding, a briefing (whether necessary or not), hype even, would have made it more of an experience.
Yes, I recommend this product.

What's included in this experience?

• All flights include a ground briefing and are carried out by a BGA qualified instructor
• Lengths of flights are weather dependent and can last longer

One Aerotow

• Flights usually lasts 15 mins, with an aerotow to 2,000ft

Two Aerotows
• If your first flight lasts in excess of 45 mins, you may not be taken up again for a second tow, or you could take your flights as one aerotow to 4,000 ft weather permitting

Introductory courses
• Sessions last half a day and include up to 3 flights (around 45 minutes plus of flying in total) as well as a months membership to the Gliding Club

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When is it available?

• Usually available seven days a week throughout the year
• Dates are subject to availability and weather conditions
• You must call on the morning of your flight to check that weather conditions are suitable

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Where can I do this experience?

• Buckinghamshire, the airfield is two miles from Junction 4 of the M40

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Who is it suitable for?

• The minimum age for all glider flights is 14
• Minimum height is 5'
• Minimum weight 7 stone
• Maximum height 6'4"
• Maximum weight 16 stone

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• Spectators are welcome to come and watch as you take your glider flight and there are excellent facilities on site including a restaurant and bar
• There are also good viewing and picnic areas, to make for a fun day out for all the family

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Anything else I need to know?

• Our Bucks venue offers glider flights under the approval of the British Gliding Association

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