Have you ever seen a glider overhead, and wondered what it would be like to fly in one? Well at Middle Wallop you can, so why not come along and have a go? We offer trial flights most Saturdays and Sundays (weather permitting).
At PNGC we take pride in offering the best Introductory flight around. Not only do we have a dedicated team of Instructors to give you your first experience of gliding, but we also have an efficient booking service and timed lessons, so you don’t have to hang round the airfield in the hope that we can fit you in. Our prices are very reasonable and if the smiles on the faces at the end of the flights are anything to go by, we offer very good value for money. A trial introductory Glider flight costs £120. (February 2023). If you’re in the Services, then give us a call for a special Services price.
Many people have an introductory flight as a birthday present, or to celebrate a special occasion and a few take the plunge to join the club after their flight, to become full time members of the gliding club and ultimately become solo glider pilots.
We currently offer two different types of introductory flights at PNGC:
- WINCH LAUNCH You can have up to three winch launches in a glider with a minimum flight time of 20 minutes. You will be launched by our winch (some people call this a catapult) into the sky up to about 1,500ft where the instructor will demonstrate the controls and allow you to fly the glider. If you manage to get a flight lasting for more than 20 minutes you will not need the other winch launches, but if it’s a short flight, then you will get additional winch launches (up to a maximum of three launches to ensure you get at least a total of 20 minute flying time)
- MOTOR GLIDER FLIGHT A motor glider flight has a more sedate and slower launch compared with the winch launch. You and the instructor will be sitting side by side in the motor glider and once it’s gained sufficient height, the instructor will offer you the chance to take control and fly the motor glider. The flight in the motor glide will be about 30 minutes.
Because we allocate a glider and an instructor and a time slot, a trial lessons needs to be booked in advance.
We try very hard to keep to our agreed time for your flight, but obviously poor weather or operational difficulties on the airfield can delay things.
If you would like more information before booking an introductory flight then please email the booking coordinator at email@example.com or call the Booking Coordinator on 07403 805 805.
If they’re busy, please leave a message on the answering machine and they will get back to you as soon as they can.
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