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Motorgliding Lesson in Devon

Motorgliding Lesson in Devon

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Minimum Age: 10 years

About the experience

Take flight in one of the most graceful flying experiences around, with a motor gliding lesson in Devon. You’ll be getting up in the air above Dunkeswell Airfield, a delightful airbase that’s just north of the market town of Honiton, located on the Blackdown Hills that sits some 839 ft above sea level - which makes it the highest licensed airfield in the UK! So for this reason, it is well renowned amongst the flying community for its superb rising currents that are optimum conditions for flying. This taster lesson is approximately 30 minutes long, so it’s the perfect introductory lesson for those who are keen to give motorised gliding a go. From the air, you’ll get to see the beautiful countryside that Devonshire has to offer, as you take off under your own power, climb to the height you want to fly from, and then stop the engine when you’re ready to glide and experience the tranquillity of powerless flight. The motor gliders used on this experience are Scheibe Rotax Falke motorgliders, which offer fantastic in-flight visibility thanks to the domed cockpit glass. They also offer side-by-side configuration and dual controls, so your pilot instructor will be beside you throughout the duration of your flight, so if you feel comfortable to do so, you can have a go at piloting the motorglider yourself!

  • Motorised glider flights out of Dunkeswell Airfield
  • Climb under your own power, cut the engine and glide
  • A choice of flight durations offered for you
  • See amazing sights of the Devon and the Jurassic coast

  • Trial flying lesson in a motor glider
  • Welcome, introduction and safety briefing
  • Receive instruction and handle to controls during your flight
  • Great photo opportunities and sights of the Devonshire countryside

30 Minute Flight

  • Introduction to motor gliding
  • Spectacular views of the local countryside and scenery


Minimum Age: 10 years

  • Weekdays and weekends throughout the year
  • All dates are subject to availability and weather conditions
  • Participants must call on the morning of their flight to check weather conditions are suitable
  • Light snacks, meals and refreshments can be purchased from the on-site Aviator Coffee Bar and Restaurant
  • The South West Airfields Heritage Trust photographic museum is also located at Dunkeswell and is open to visitors (check opening times if you plan to visit)

  • Minimum age 10
  • Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
  • Maximum weight 16.5 stone (105 kg)
  • Maximum height 6ft 8ins (2.03 metres)
  • Spectators are welcome


  • Devon
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