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Nationwide Gliding Voucher

Nationwide
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Rated Based On 6 Reviews
    • Voucher valid for glider clubs around the country
    • Enjoy the thrills of silent flight for 15 minutes
    • Have a go at the controls during your flight
    • An explanation of glider flight included
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Gliding Experience - Nationwide was £99.00 Now £89.00
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  • 365 Day Exchange
  • 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
    Evoucher Instantaneous Free

    All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

    * 93% delivered next working day

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  • Valid For 12 Months
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 those brave enough to try the motorless thrill of gliding, UK clubs offer some of the best airborne opportunities around. You might find yourself gliding over rugged coastlines or soaring over the vast flatness of the fens, so we think these nationwide vouchers are a fantastic aerial way to discover new parts of the country through the magical sport of gliding.

These vouchers give you maximum flexibility. There’s no need to decide where to take your first taste of gliding – with UK-wide aero clubs accepting IntotheBlue vouchers, you can order your voucher today and let the lucky recipient choose where they go for their gliding experience. With locations around the UK to choose from, there’s sure to be a flying centre to suit everyone.

Most sessions last approximately an hour in total, including a safety briefing and explanation of the basics of gliding. You’ll enjoy either one or two flights, giving you an overall flying time of around 15 minutes. During this time you’ll have the opportunity to take some stunning snapshots of the Great British scenery below, as well as the option to take over the glider’s controls for a short period of time.

Our hand-selected range of UK gliding clubs offer either winch and/or aerotow launches, depending on the site. Winch launches are via a ground-based cable, which pulls the glider forwards at a fast enough pace to create the lift needed to get the sailplane off the ground, whereas on aerotow launches the glider is towed into the air by a aeroplane. These tows allow you to reach a higher altitude and offer a smoother, more sedate ascent, but a winch launch has its own thrill as you are dragged into the air with some speed.

Once the winch or tug plane detaches, you’ll begin to feel the eerily exciting sensation of gliding across the UK skies in an utterly silent motor-free machine, relying solely on air currents and ‘lifts’ such as thermals to keep you aloft. The views are guaranteed to be spectacular, especially on clear days.

For anyone looking to try a new aerial adventure, gliding in the UK is sure to lift spirits as high as the sky and this nationwide opportunity is the perfect gift for those with a yearning to touch the clouds. For those preferring to sample powered flight, IntotheBlue has a variety of flying lesson experiences guaranteed to delight too.

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Nationwide Gliding Voucher
5.0
By
Review posted 2 weeks ago
A brilliant experience - one that I would love to repeat!
All personnel so very friendly & helpful, inspiring total confidence. . . . .
Yes, I recommend this product.

Nationwide Gliding Voucher
5.0
By
Review posted 2 months ago
This was an exhilarating expeiriance. I felt very safe and my instructor was an absolute gem
A super friendly club would recommend highly
Yes, I recommend this product.

Nationwide Gliding Voucher
5.0
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Review posted 3 months ago
This was an amazing experience on a lovely summers day. The club members were very friendly and informative. The instructor gave clear and understandable instructions throughout the briefing and the flight. The whole experience was enjoyable and I would recommend the North Devon flying club.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Nationwide Gliding Voucher
5.0
By
Review posted 5 months ago
Brilliant.
Would do this again and also recommend this experience.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Nationwide Gliding Voucher
5.0
By
Review posted about 1 year ago
Very enjoyable experience and the instructor was excellent
Yes, I recommend this product.

What's included in this experience?

• Allow spending an hour on site
• One aerotow or two winch launches giving you a total flying time of around 15 minutes
• The chance to take the controls
• If the allocated flight duration is met on the first launch additional launches may not take place
• All flights are preceded by a briefing and explanation of glider flight
• Most venues operate Aerotow launches as standard (winch launch sites are indicated below)

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When is it available?

• Many clubs offer gliding seven days a week, however some are only open on selected days - please see the venue list below for details

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Where can I do this experience?

• BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, Marlow - weekdays and weekends
• CLWYD, Llandegla - weekends and Bank Holidays
• DEVON, near Barnstaple - 7 days a week, Easter - September
• HAMPSHIRE, near Alton - 7 days a week
• LINCOLNSHIRE, Nr Peterborough - weekends only
• LINCOLNSHIRE, Grantham - weekdays and weekends
• POWYS,  Brecon - 7 days a week in summer, weekends in winter
• STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, Long Marston Airfield - weekdays and weekends
• SURREY, Kenley Airfield near Caterham - weekdays
• WARWICKSHIRE, Bidford on Avon  - weekends and wednesdays

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Who is it suitable for?

• The individual requirements of each glider club vary
• General guidelines are minimum weight 7 stone, a maximum weight of between 15 and 16.2 stone depending on the type of aircraft in use
• Maximum height 6ft 2ins

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• Spectators are welcome at all  venues and most have clubhouses offering refreshments

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Anything else I need to know?

• All clubs included in the nationwide gliding experience voucher are BGA approved

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