When going out for a full day we usually leave around 8:30am and return at about 7:30pm. It is possible to book half day training slots.
General Gliding / Flight
During the summer the airfield is open 7 days a week. During the winter the airfield is open on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. During the summer we run evening flying on Tuesday and Thursdays which starts at 5pm and finishes at Sunset.
We also run several week long expeditions during the holidays.
You cannot have a trial flight if:
Absolutely! Gliding clubs have safety as their priority, making it safer than other daily activities like cycling or driving.
The length of the flight depends on weather, type of glider, launch method, and pilot skill. On good days it is not uncommon for glider pilots to fly 100-300km and stay in the air for many hours. In the UK 1,000 km flights are sometimes performed, while the world record is now over 3,000 km.
Gliders can fly in a wide range of weather conditions. There is a big difference between a 'flyable day' (when we can train) and a 'soarable day' (which is when the real fun is had!).