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Take a First Flight experience for an introduction to glider flying

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Take a First Flight experience for an introduction to glider flying

Flying in a glider is a completely unique method of flight. The First Flight Experiences are aimed at those with little or no experience of flying and just want to enjoy the scenery and the magic of silent flight. They provide an introduction to the delights and sensations of flying in a glider or motor glider as an ideal ‘taster’.  

If you are more interested in learning to fly a glider then the best place to begin your journey is with a glider introductory lesson. A BGA qualified Instructor will take you for your flight(s) after a safety briefing. 

Height and weight restrictions apply to this activity and you must be capable of climbing into the glider and not suffer from any illness likely to cause a sudden change in your condition (such as epilepsy). Please call the office should you have any concerns or special requirements. 

Suitable for beginners

If you're looking to extend your visit, some on site accommodation available, please contact the venue for more details. For more accommodation options go to All Listings - Discover Melton 

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  • ACHIEVEMENT
  • FITNESS LEVEL - Low
  • HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? - 1-2 Hours
  • PRICE RANGE - From £70

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Key Information

Buckminster Gliding Club, Saltby Airfield, Skillington, Grantham, Leicestershire, NG33 5HL

Tel: 01476 860 385

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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  • Clothing/Equipment - You should bring warm clothing, a non-peaked hat, sturdy shoes and sunglasses.
  • Restrictions - No age limits for passengers however you must comply with the following: Height - between 5ft /152cm and 6ft 5’ /195cm Max weight - 16 stone / 100kg Min weight - 6.5 stone /40kg You must be capable of climbing into the glider and not suffer from any illness likely to cause a sudden change in your condition (such as epilepsy). Please call the office should you have any concerns or special requirements.
  • Weather Dependent - Outdoor and subject to suitable flying weather on the day.

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