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Introduction to Air Experience Lesson - Gliding Flight Gifts

An air experience flight voucher can be purchased through this website and posted to your home (for any normal flying days - except Open Days). We offer a once in a lifetime trial lesson/air experience flight for an experience to remember. Once you have purchased a voucher, you can then contact us to book a suitable date and time.

Single flight option for one person - Either an Aerotow, or Winch Launch - the cost covers the launch cost, flight time cost. Ideal for Birthday or Christmas Gifts.

Take an Aerotow behind a Powered Aircraft

Prepare yourself for stunning views and an experience of a life time as our tug tows you and one of our experienced instructors up to 2000ft.

You will get at least a 15 minute flight, often longer.
The instructor will show you how to fly the glider and let you take the controls. It really gives you a feel for flying a glider - with only the sound of rushing air.
We recommend this flight option for your first flight experience because you will typically get a longer flight than on a Winch launch.

Launch on the Winch using a cable to pull you up

Our high speed winch cable goes from 0 - 60 in less than 4 seconds, launching you into the air up to anywhere between 1000 feet and 2000 feet above the site by the time the Instructor releases the cable. The height of the launch depends on wind and weather conditions. Guided by an experienced instructor you will get at least five minutes in the air, often longer. In that time you will be shown some of the basics of gliding and experience the controls for yourself. Most of our training flying is done using Winch launches.

Take our Motor Glider for a spin

I know what you're thinking ... its got an engine ... its not a glider. However, the Motor Glider shares many flying characteristics which are similar to our gliders.
Motor Glider flights don't rely on good gliding weather to prolong the flying time, it has an engine, so you can choose how long you wish to fly for.

Points to note

We do have restrictions for height and we may struggle to fit you in the glider if you are over 6 ' 4'' (1.93 metres), but it depends on the type of gliders available on the day. We also have limitations on weight, with a maximum of around 16 stone 6lbs (103 Kg). The visitor will need to be fit enough to get into and out of the glider with minimum help. There is no upper age limit but the younger visitors must be with a guardian able to sign a legal disclaimer and the visitor must have the maturity to gain from the trial lesson and be able to reach the controls. About 12 years old would be the youngest we could fly. If you have any concerns, please contact us before you visit so that we can clarify any issues. All flights offered are with Qualified Instructors. Please call us on 07712 467401 when you arrive at the airfield clubhouse. Someone will then come and collect you and safely escort you to the launch point. The runways will be live, and we have rules about cars travelling on runways to protect gliders taking off and landing.
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Forthcoming Events

Finance Meeting

25th January

Selby Aero Modellers Meeting in the Clubhouse

2nd February

Committee Meeting

8th February
Burn Gliding Club, The Airfield, Park Lane, Burn, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 8LW, United Kingdom
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