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Gliding involves flying in an engine-less aircraft

An Overview of Gliding

Gliding involves soaring at height of up to 30,000 feet and speeds of over 100mph in an engine-less aircraft. It uses the same naturally occurring currents of air that birds use to fly you can take to the skies and enjoy this exhilarating experience, no matter what your age, physical ability or background.

Costs

Gliding is an affordable way to take to the skies, especially when you consider that powered aircraft hire can cost around £150 per hour. At most clubs, you can expect to pay around £20 per hour to hire a glider, around £30 for an aerotow launch and around £8 for a winch launch.

Involvement

Clubs normally provide either an aerotow to around 2000ft followed by a flight of about 20 minutes or one or two shorter flights where you are launched by a glider winch.

The BGA offers a voucher which you can redeem for an introductory aerotow flight or two winch launches at over 80 member clubs around the country. As well as giving you a first taste of gliding, these vouchers make a great gift.

The BGA also offer a mini-course voucher for those who would like a little more in-depth introduction to the sport.

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office@gliding.co.uk
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0116 289 2956

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Partners

  • H&B LSA
    Safeguarding
  • Melton LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Charnwood LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Equality Standard
    Active Partnerships
  • Harborough LSA
    NWL LSA
  • O&W LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Sport England