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Gliding in Warwickshire

near Bidford upon Avon
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    • Soar away from Bidford Airfield in Warwickshire
    • Glide over the Vale of Evesham
    • Choose your launch height
    • Just sightsee in the air or pilot the glider
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  • 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

    * 93% delivered next 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

This small and friendly club offers gliding out of Warwickshire's Bidford Airfield, right in the heart of the Vale of Evesham. With easy access from Birmingham, Worcester, Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon, it's an excellent choice of airfield for those wanting to soar in the skies coming from anywhere in the Midlands.

On a clear day your views from the glider can span from the Severn Estuary to the Cotswold Hills. But however far you can see when you go up, you will be awestruck by the beauty and silence. What's more, going gliding in Warwickshire is a little different from most...

That's because these flight vouchers are not for a certain duration, but a specific launch height. You'll be pulled by a tug plane and you can choose to be launched from either 2000ft, 3000ft or even a mile (that’s 5280ft!) above the ground. Once you've reached your chosen altitude, you'll be released by the plane and you'll enjoy the delight of silent glider flight. As a fun alternative to being towed into the air, you can also opt for a motor glider experience.

And whether you’re towed or your power yourself up there, what's rather fascinating when you’re released or the engine is switched off, is that you can find 'lift' in certain air conditions. That’s to say, you end up gaining height above and beyond the level you were released at, so even though you have no motorised power onboard, you can go up.

This all means that a 2000ft flight can last around 15 minutes, a 3000ft one in the region of 25 minutes and a mile high glide around 35 minutes, but it can often be even longer depending on gliding conditions. That’s why we like the fact that this club in Warwickshire goes for altitude rather than time.

As with most training gliders, the ones here in Warwickshire are tandem, which means the student gets to sit in the front cockpit and the pilot instructor behind. Clearly this means you get the best seat in the house, with an unobstructed view of the River Avon, Bidford and Evesham below.

You are sure to enjoy the atmosphere of this active owner-operated club for gliding at Warwickshire's Bidford Airfield. Whilst gaining a deeper understanding of glider flights, ground handling and glider launch procedures you get to have a go at the controls too. 

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Review posted 6 days ago
Fantastic experience and can't wait to do it again. The nearest you will get to being a bird. The view is amazing and after handling the controls of several other types of aircraft the glider is the best.
The staff were really friendly and welcoming and the airfield is in a peaceful and tranquil location. I'm seriously thinking of returning shortly for another flight. Hopefully I can get a wee bit longer in the air as it's all over too soon.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Gliding in Warwickshire
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Review posted 7 months ago
Absolutely amazing. Who else can say that they have followed a Buzzard at 3000 feet to find more lift!!!
Yes, I recommend this product.

Gliding in Warwickshire
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Review posted 9 months ago
Booked the 3000ft Gliding experience at Bidford. Picked the perfect day for it one sunny Saturday. Bidford airfield is a nice tranquil place. Instructors were very friendly and explained the day's activities. What an amazing experience! Thank you. Was up in the air for at least an hour due to the thermals reaching 4000ft. Half the time I was given the controls. Would recommend it to anyone. Thanks to Into the Blue and Bidford staff.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Gliding in Warwickshire
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Review posted 9 months ago
wonderful experience from start to finish, staff lovely, pilot really helpful and pointed out places of interest when we were gliding, would definitely like to do it again,
Yes, I recommend this product.

Gliding in Warwickshire
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Review posted 10 months ago
A wonderful and exhilarating experience!
Yes, I recommend this product.

What's included in this experience?

• Welcome introduction and safety briefing
• Choose from a 2000ft lasting around 15 minutes, a 3000ft flight lasting aprroximately 25 minutes or the 5280ft mile high flight giving around 35 minutes
• Motorglider experiences last approx. one hour with 20-25 minutes of gliding with in a modern 2 seater self launching glider
• Choose between a gliding experience or an instructional flight with an opportunity to take the controls

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When is it available?

• Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays
• Please note this experience is weather dependent

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Where can I do this experience?

• Bidford Airfield in Warwickshire

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Who is it suitable for?

• The minimum age is 10
• Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
• Maximum height 6'3"
• Maximum weight 16 stone 

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• Spectators are welcome to come and watch

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Anything else I need to know?

• All instructors are BGA approved to teach gliding experiences at this airfield
• Annie's cafe is available on site providing a range of refreshments, snacks and meals
• There are plenty of local amenities and attractions for you and your family nearby and many local B&B's within easy reach of the airfield
• With the beautiful Cotswold villages nearby and Stratford just minutes away, why not make a weekend of your glider experience?

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