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Introduction to Gliding

Introduction to Gliding

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Minimum Age: 14 years

Maximum Height: 193.00 cm

Maximum Weight: 101.00 kg

About the experience

For a guaranteed adrenaline rush through the skies, why not try Gliding for the first time? With this introductory session you will be given a brief history of the sport including being shown what rigging and launching entails before you experience 3 aerotows from at least 2000ft. If you’re feeling extra adventurous your instructor may even let you take control of the glider once you’re in the air. Newbies to the sport are always blown away by the unique sound of silence that coincides with sweeping through the air, so although you will experience an initial burst of adrenaline, once steady it will feel like the most peaceful experience in the world. Taking off from Crowland Airfield gives you spectacular views of the Peterborough and surrounding Cambridgeshire countryside as you see this area through new eyes. Not only is gliding an exciting sport, but a unique way to explore an area near you. If you’ve always wondered what gliding is like but have been unsure where to start, this introductory session based at a friendly flying school is the ideal place to start.

  • Go gliding from Crowland Airfield nr Peterborough
  • Various flight options inc one mile high!
  • Day course teaches you rigging & launching etc
  • Subject to weather, flying offered all year round

  • All experiences begin with a pre-flight briefing session
  • A tow plane will take the glider to your chosen height
  • Under expert tuition you can take control of the glider
  • Weather permitting your instructor will show you how to find thermals
  • Two months membership of the club
  • Introduction to gliding course - 3 aerotows from at least 2000ft
  • Learn about the sport of gliding including rigging and launching
  • Flights do not have to be taken on the same day


  • Crowland Airfield, Peterborough

  • Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
  • It will not be possible for you to fly if you suffer from epilepsy, fainting or certain physical or mental disabilities

Minimum Age: 14 years

Maximum Height: 193.00 cm

Maximum Weight: 101.00 kg

  • Wear flat-soled shoes and bring a jumper in case it gets cold at high altitudes
  • Sunglasses are recommended

  • Weekends and throughout the year, subject to availability and weather conditions
  • Flights are generally less frequent during the winter months

  • Spectators are welcome
  • A camera or a pair of binoculars will come in handy


  • Lincolnshire
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