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Silver Glider Flight With 3000ft Aerotow - Essex

Silver Glider Flight With 3000ft Aerotow - Essex

Product ID: 12744
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Ridgewell Airfield
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Minimum Age: 14 years

About the experience

Take flight with our Silver Gliding Flight experience, hosted at Ridgewell Airfield. This quiet airfield, which is dedicated solely to the gliding club that’s based here on site, is located on the border where Essex meets Suffolk - and it’s the perfect tranquil setting from which to enjoy one of the most graceful forms of flying there is. As you head skywards when launched from the aerotow up to 3000 ft, you’ll get to enjoy - depending on the weather conditions on the day, of course - around 30 minutes flying in a dual control, tandem seat glider. There are numerous benefits to this style of glider, which will be one of either the newer PW-6 or the more classic K13 - as you’ll get to sit in front, and thus have more of a bird’s eye view of the world below. Plus, your flight instructor will be able to take the controls if you need a bit of assistance as you learn and master how to “straight and level flight” as well as turn the glider in the air as well. It’s very hands-on, particularly for those beginners looking to progress to a more intermediate level of gliding!

  • Glider flying at Ridgewell Airfield in Essex
  • 30 minute lesson flying at 3000 ft
  • 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
  • 3000ft aerotow with approximately 30-40 minute flying time


Minimum Age: 14 years

  • 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

  • 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


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