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Gliding fans are in for a truly golden time up in the sky on this special Gold Gliding Flight experience. The gliding club from which it is hosted is based at Ridgewell Airfield, a delightful and peaceful little air strip located on the border between Essex and Suffolk. You’ll be accompanied by an expert gliding instructor, as with the thermals (hopefully) in your favour and weather conditions permitting, the Piper Pawnee tug plane will launch you 1 mile into the air for approximately one hour’s gliding time. The gliders used on this experience are dual control and tandem seater - meaning you can take a seat in the front but also be expertly assisted with navigating and mastering how to “straight and level flight” and, then as you get more confident at the controls of the glider, learn how to turn it in the air too. Combining maximum gliding time with stunning views over the beautiful countryside where Essex meets Suffolk, there’s no better experience for gliders to enjoy!
Glider flying at Ridgewell Airfield in Essex
60 minute lesson at one mile high
A small, close-knit team of instructors & members
It's gliders only (and the tug!) at this airfield
All flights are preceded by a briefing and explanation of glider flight
The effects of the controls will be demonstrated to you during your flight
Opportunity to take the control of the glider
A mile high flight (5280ft aerotow) providing around 60 minutes of flight time
Minimum age 14
Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
Maximum weight 16 stone (101kg)
Maximum height 6ft 2ins (188cm)
Spectators are welcome
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays between April and November
All dates and session times are subject to availability and weather conditions
Participants should contact the flying school on the morning of their flight to check weather conditions are suitable
You can take along a camera, but it must use a neck-strap to firmly attach it
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