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Gliding in Hampshire

Near Alton
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    • Gliding from Lasham Aerodrome near Alton in Hants
    • An active airfield with several flying companies
    • A large club with several hundred members
    • Club has a fleet of 12 two seater trainer gliders
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    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
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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

This club is perfectly placed for breathtaking gliding in Hampshire over the picturesque Downs. Nestled between Basingstoke and Alton, this is a top-notch club on an airfield originally built for the Royal Air Force in 1942 and adopted as a home for gliding in 1950.

Actually when we say club, it's more of a gliding society here in Hampshire, as the organisation owns and runs the airfield site that is home to a variety of aviation businesses; from University flying clubs and maintenance providers, to vintage glider clubs and even a TV and film production studio - yes, it's that large! In fact, there are over 220 gliders and other aircraft based here at Lasham aerodrome, making it the largest set up in the country for glider planes.

It's no surprise then that this Hampshire hub for all thing gliding boasts facilities which are among the finest in the world and the venue often plays host to some of the UK's major gliding competitions, where the nation's best glider pilots compete for coveted championship titles. The tarmac runway and well-groomed grass areas are widely seen as being some of the best kept amongst glider clubs!

In all there are several hundred members, making it also one very active glider centre, with loads of comings and goings all year round.  Owning an impressive 12 two seater gliders, five tug aircraft and two glider winch launches there really is everything you need for gliding as a leisurely hobby or to competition level (and that can even include aerobatics in a glider!). All you have to do is make the choice between one or two aerotows for your exciting glider experience in the heart of Hampshire.

The smart clubhouse has WiFi access, good food and a large briefing room too - so whether you're serious about learning to glide, or just want to have a go at flying a glider for a few minutes, lovely Lasham in Hampshire is a top choice.

And don't forget, for all vouchers for gliding at Hampshire include a one month membership of the club, enabling additional flights to be purchased at discounted rates - who knows this could be the experience to put you on the pathway to obtaining your licence to be able to go gliding solo in the skies over Hampshire!

As well as Hampshire, aerotow and winch gliding activities are available at clubs the length and breadth of the country with Into the Blue, as well as experience vouchers for other popular flying lessons and activities.

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Review posted 5 days ago
Great day out. Very well looked after by the team at Lasham. Will go gliding again.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Gliding in Hampshire
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Review posted last week
Simply amazing, highly recommended
Yes, I recommend this product.

Gliding in Hampshire
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Review posted 2 weeks ago
From first to last the whole experience was great. All staff at Lasham very friendly & helpful. My instructor Mike is a first class bloke!. Restaurant facilities excellent.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Gliding in Hampshire
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Review posted 2 weeks ago
Friedrich is my father- it was his 90th birthday gift. He flew gliders in his youth, and was welcomed back with open arms by all the staff on duty at Lasham, many of whom were interested to speak to him. They put themselves out to make it a fantastic experience for him and also for the accompanying group of relatives.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Gliding in Hampshire
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Review posted last month
Excellent experience. Very helpful and friendly pilot and, thanks to the weather conditions the flight was much longer than I had expected. Great club facilities too.
Yes, I recommend this product.

What's included in this experience?

• Each aerotow provides approximately 15 minutes flight time
• Allow spending an hour on site for one aerotow
• Allow 1.5 hours for two aerotows
• There will be a pre-flight briefing for all flights

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When is it available?

• Gliding takes place at this Hampshire venue seven days a week all year round, weather permitting and subject to availability

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Where can I do this experience?

• Hampshire, the gliding club is near Alton and is easily accessible from the A31 or M3 junctions 5 or 6

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Who is it suitable for?

• Minimum age 13
• All under 18's require parental consent
• You cannot go gliding if you are under 7 stone (45kg) or more than 16 stone 4lb (103.5kg approx)
• If you are over 6'4", you will have difficulty fitting in the glider cockpit

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• Spectators are welcome to come and watch all the glider fun and action at this busy airfield
• There is a comfortable clubhouse and bar providing meals and snacks
• There is a wireless internet connection available
• Basic accommodation is available on site and local B&B's/hotels can also be recommended

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Anything else I need to know?

• All gliding instructors at this Hampshire venue are British Gliding Association approved

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