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Gliding North Devon

Umberleigh near Barnstaple
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    • Glide gracefully over North Devon
    • Be towed up to 2000ft before being released
    • Experience the wonders of silent flight in the summer
    • Gliding lessons from Eaglescott Airfield near Umberleigh
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    Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
    Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
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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

Gliding in Devon lets you see the beautiful countryside from an amazingly serene aerial vantage point, as you glide through the skies above this quiet South Western corner of the country. The small and friendly North Devonshire aero club offers modern sailplanes to get your gliding dreams off the ground and aims to make you feel part of the team for the entirety of your glider experience.

For the one aerotow flight and the full day gliding experiences, this Devonshire club, which is one of the oldest established in the county, uses modern Blanik and Bergfalke twin-seater gliders that are very easy to control. Before being launched (the club has Piper Super Cruiser, a Bellanca Citabria and even a Chipmunk as tug planes!), your instructor will run through the pre-flight checks with you, as well giving you a safety briefing on the flight controls and instrument panels of these trainer sailplanes.

Once airborne, you'll soon start to get an aptitude for silent flight...no droning engines, no smell of aviation fuel, just the whistling sound of the wind as you are gliding effortlessly through the Devon sky. If you are keen to have a go, the instructor will hand you the controls so you can fly the glider yourself and if you’re feeling really confident in your newfound winged abilities, you can stay in charge for the remainder of the flight!

If you choose to be in the glider for three aerotow flights, you can expect to spend most of the day at this friendly Devon club. This gives you the opportunity to really feel like part of the team working together to get a glider into the air - from manoeuvring the gliders on the ground and launch preparation, to log keeping and administration, you’ll see it all.

All aircraft used for these gliding over Devon days have valid certificates of airworthiness and all instructors are fully qualified and members of the British Gliding Association. For a different birds-eye panorama, we also offer other gliding experience venues throughout the UK.

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2 reviews, 5/5 average rating.
Gliding North Devon
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Review posted 5 months ago
My experience had been planned as x3 glider flights, however, on the appointed day, the glider tug was unavailable due to mechanical difficulties. I was offered an alternative, which gave me more time in the air, and allowed me to travel further. I am very pleased with the whole experience, and would recommend it to anyone interested in flying.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Gliding North Devon
5.0
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Review posted 7 months ago
Wow what a fantastic day on my first ever glider flight. Went thinking i would just sit in the back, but no helped get the glider out, up the field, and had a go flying it in the air then helped land it. Would recommend this experience to anyone looking to do something different. Thanks to the team at Eaglescott Airfield Devon you made my day very special xx
Yes, I recommend this product.

What's included in this experience?

• The chance to take the controls and fly the glider
• Each trial lessons include a pre flight briefing and instruction in a two seater glider, launched by a tug aircraft from a height of around 2,000 ft
• Each glider flight lasts 15-20 minutes depending on the flying conditions
• Option to assist with the handling of the gliders whilst on the ground  

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When is it available?

• Gliding in North Devon takes place at weekends only, between Easter and late September, subject to weather and light conditions

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Where can I do this experience?

• This friendly gliding club is located in the beautiful North Devon countryside, around an hour from Exeter and the M5, near Barnstaple

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Who is it suitable for?

• Minimum age is 16 years
• Maximum weight 16 stone
• Maximum height 6'2"
• There is no upper age limit,
• Participants must be reasonably able bodied in order to get into the glider or assist with the launching and recovery of the aircraft, please make sure you let the club know of any disabilities before you fly so they can tailor the experience to suit your abilities 

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• Spectators are welcome to come and watch and are encouraged to get involved and help if they wish
• There is a clubhouse providing drinks and snacks

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