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Single Winch Launch Glider Flight - Essex

Single Winch Launch Glider Flight - Essex

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Minimum Age: 14 years

Maximum Height: 188.00 cm

Maximum Weight: 101.00 kg

About the experience

Are you ready for a thrilling experience? Come and glide with us in Essex! Our friendly glider club offers a range of flights, from great value tasters to mile-high aerotow experiences, ensuring there is something for everyone. Located at Ridgewell Airfield, surrounded by the stunning countryside of Suffolk/Essex borders, our club is the perfect place to try gliding for the first time. The 'glider-only' airfield has a relaxed family atmosphere, making it the ideal environment for a memorable adventure. Our gliders have a tandem seating configuration, with the instructor sitting in the rear seat and you in the front seat, providing the best view of Essex. All our training gliders are dual-controlled, ensuring maximum safety and control during your flight. We use two types of training gliders at our club: the modern, fibreglass PW-6 and the classic K13, which is a joy to fly. Gliding is all about soaring, and the length of your flight will depend on the weather conditions and your launch height. Our winch tow offers excellent value and will take you up to around 1000ft before releasing you to do a circuit around the airfield. During your flight, if you're up for it and conditions allow, you'll be invited to take control of the glider. Your instructor will teach you how to handle straight and level flight, followed by turning the glider, just like a budding pilot on their first lesson!

  • Glider flying at Ridgewell Airfield in Essex
  • Lessons based on soar time and release height
  • A close-knit team of instructors and members
  • It's gliders only (and the tug) at this airfield

  • Experience gliding in a 2-seater glider accompanied by a qualified pilot
  • 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

Single Winch Launch

  • A single winch launch 4-5 minutes. A great introduction!


  • Spectators are welcome

  • Minimum age 14
  • Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
  • Maximum weight 16 stone (101kg)
  • Maximum height 6ft 2ins (188cm)

Minimum Age: 14 years

Maximum Height: 188.00 cm

Maximum Weight: 101.00 kg

  • You can take along a camera, but it must use a neck-strap to firmly attach it

  • 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


  • Essex
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