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Winch Launch Gliding Experience - Leicestershire

Winch Launch Gliding Experience - Leicestershire

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Husbands Bosworth Airfield
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Minimum Age: 14 years

Maximum Height: 190.00 cm

Maximum Weight: 101.00 kg

About the experience

Are you ready for an unforgettable gliding experience? Look no further than Husband's Bosworth Glider Club in Leicestershire. With two incredible options to choose from - motor glider flights or winch launches - you're guaranteed to soar high above the clouds. And the best part? A skilled instructor is there to guide you every step of the way. Established in 1953, Husband's Bosworth Glider Club has been operating out of Husband's Bosworth near Lutterworth since 1963. With its welcoming atmosphere, over 200 members, and dedicated full-time staff, it's no wonder the club runs like a well-oiled machine. But the fun doesn't stop there. Husband's Bosworth airfield has plenty of social activities, and visitors are always welcome. And you won't want to miss the Hungry Pilot cafe in the clubhouse - it's the perfect spot to grab a quick bite or sip on some tea. Over the years, the club has grown and now houses approximately 100 privately owned gliders in various hangars on the airfield. The dedicated training fleet comprises several dual-controlled gliders at Husbands Bosworth; you'll be taking a lesson in one of them. Your instructor will give you a taste of what it feels like to glide through the air. With the option to take control of the aircraft or sit back and let your instructor take over while you enjoy the ride, the choice is yours. You can even see some sights on your route, including Market Harborough, Foxton Locks, Wistow Maze, Stanford Hall, and Kelmarsh. For an adrenaline rush, opt for winch launches. You'll be attached to a cable and winched up into the air to a height of around 1000ft before being released. The rush of getting into the air in a glider using a winch tow is unparalleled! With flying available year-round and excellent on-site facilities, Husband's Bosworth is a popular destination for gliding enthusiasts. The club regularly hosts gliding competitions, and with over 30 British Glider Association-qualified instructor pilots, you'll be in good hands.

  • Glider fights at Husbands Bosworth in Leics
  • Winch flights
  • A long-established club with a great atmosphere
  • Experiences take place seven days a week

  • Trial flying lesson in a glider
  • Welcome, introduction and safety briefing
  • During the flight you may be given the opportunity to take the aircraft controls at the discretion of the pilot and under guidance
  • Spectacular views above the airfield around Husbands Bosworth

Winch Launch

  • One winch launch flight
  • Flights typically last between 5-20 minutes


  • Minimum age 14
  • Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
  • Maximum weight 16 stone (101kg)
  • Maximum height 6ft 3ins (190cms)
  • A good, general level of fitness is required
  • Participants must me agile enough to get in and out of the glider

  • The gliding centre is open 7 days a week between May and October
  • Flights generally operate between 10am and 5:30pm, and continue until dusk on Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • All bookings are asked to arrive 15 minutes before their allocated time to do paperwork before they can fly
  • All flights are subject to availability and weather conditions

Minimum Age: 14 years

Maximum Height: 190.00 cm

Maximum Weight: 101.00 kg

  • You can take along a camera or small video camera, but it must use a neck-strap to firmly attach it
  • Onsite restaurant providing a range of snacks and home cooked food and bar
  • Please note that all flights are at the discretion of the instructor of the day, this also includes letting a student have control of the glider, this is only done if the instructor is happy to hand the controls over
  • Spectators are welcome

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