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Gliding Dartmoor

Brentor Airfield, Tavistock
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Rated Based On 4 Reviews
    • Gliding club at Brentor Airfield near Tavistock
    • Stunning views of Dartmoor as you glide
    • Day course gives you a total of six glider flights
    • A friendly, professional set up in South Devon
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  • Free Online Evoucher
  • 60 day refunds available
  • Delivery Options
    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

For a new way to discover Dartmoor, gliding offers a fantastic airborne view of the stunning South Devonshire countryside. This small and friendly club near Tavistock boasts two twin-seat training sailplanes (the proper term for gliders) and three single-seaters, all launched into the skies above Dartmoor using the winch system.

The Dartmoor club offers gliding to suit everyone, no matter what you hope to get out of the experience. For a tantalising taster session try the voucher for one winch, which gives you one glider flight with a trained instructor. But mark our words, when you’ve been up there once, you’ll want to go again, so that’s why we’ve also got a voucher for two winch launches too.

If you're interested in taking an in-depth look at gliding, the full-day Dartmoor glider experience is the one to go for. Here you’ll spend quality time with an instructor, who’ll talk you through the theory of piloting a sailplane as well as the technical aspects of flying, before you take to the skies in a dual control aircraft to have a go for real. Your pilot will demonstrate everything to you first and if you don’t get things quite right they’re always on hand to keep things safe and steady. On this most comprehensive glider day in Dartmoor you get to enjoy six flights, giving you maximum training time, as well as a full explanation of the various procedures involved in gliding.

Whatever option you choose, you are assured of a warm welcome over tea or coffee, followed by your ground-based safety briefing. You’ll be introduced to your instructor, before heading out to see the glider you’ll be flying. On the grass runway, the controls of the glider will be shown and explained to you; then without further ado, it's your turn to be launched skywards. Just how high the winch will be able to tow you depends on the weather and the winds, but you can go several thousand feet up before being released to gracefully fly over Dartmoor with just the wind to power you.

On all these glider lessons over South Devon, you will have time (in between taking in the picturesque views from the cockpit) to have a go at the controls of the sailplane. If you're on the full glider day, you’ll also take home a completed training record and certificate to celebrate your achievement and for all visitors the friendly team at the Dartmoor gliding club will make sure you have a silent, elegantly breath-taking day to remember. 

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4 reviews, 4.8/5 average rating.
Gliding Dartmoor
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Review posted 6 months ago
I thoroughly enjoyed my glider experience at the Dartmoor Gliding Club. All the staff and members were extremely knowledgeable and made you feel very welcome. The experience itself was exhilarating and exactly what I'd hoped for. Well done to all at Dartmoor Gliding Club. I'd happily go back. Their organisation in advance of the day was also first class.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Gliding Dartmoor
5.0
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Review posted 8 months ago
It was a lovely gift and a great experience. Everyone was welcoming and informative and relaxed.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Gliding Dartmoor
4.0
By
Review posted about 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed my glider flight, although i was disapointed that i didn't get a tempory mmbership to the club to enable me to have further flights as i was lead to believe. Would like to have done more flightsas the weather wasn't that good on the day as my 2 winches only lasted a total of 9 minutes.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Gliding Dartmoor
5.0
By
Review posted about 1 year ago
An alround great experience.
Yes, I recommend this product.

What's included in this experience?

• A gliding lesson
• All experiences start with a pre-flight briefing and safety checks

Winch Launches
• Between 6 to 20 minutes of gliding time per winch launch depending on the weather conditions
• At the end of your experience you will be presented with a certificate

Gliding Day
• 6 winch launches with a qualified BGA instructor
• You will gain a good understanding and knowledge of flying techniques and procedures including log keeping and signalling, cable retrieve procedures and winch driving
• You will receive a completed training record and certificate
• 3 months free membership to the gliding school allowing you to fly as often as you like at membership rates

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When is it available?

• Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year
• Dates and session times are subject to availability and weather conditions 
• Day courses run from 9am to 5pm with a break for lunch

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Where can I do this experience?

• Brentor Airfield, 3 miles north of Tavistock in Devon

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Who is it suitable for?

• The minimum height is 4ft
• Maximum weight is 16 stone
• Participants are required to declare they have no medical conditions that would stop them from flying
• Warm clothing and sturdy footwear in recommended

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided in the clubhouse
• Participants of the one day course are advised to bring along a packed lunch

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