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Thermal lift: Why gliding is the perfect summer flying experience

Thermal lift: Why gliding is the perfect summer flying experience - News

As the temperature rises, Gliding is sure to be one hot ticket this summer for aviation lovers that are looking to head to the skies.

With thermal lifts sending gliders soaring across the UK, at FlyDays we're taking a closer look at some gliding experiences that are currently available to book, and exploring the appeal of this eco-friendly way of flying.

Go Gliding

There's a first time for everything, and with as your guide, there's every reason to take your first steps into the serene world of gliding.

Our introductory Flying Lesson is perfect for gliding novices to get a basic understanding of what is involved in piloting a glider.

Once airborne, your instructor will give you the opportunity to take the controls and your confidence will grow as every second passes. Even better news is that the flying lesson also counts towards obtaining a PPL (Private Pilot's Licence).

Tow to Go

Getting airborne in a glider is an exciting experience in itself. Your glider is attached to another aircraft which will lift you high above the earth before releasing you. Now it's time to seek out some thermals and stay flying for as long as possible.

Motoring Upwards

A motor gliding flight offers a completely different experience altogether. With you can stay in the air for longer, while switching off the motor to also experience the tranquillity that gliding provides.

The 40 minute experience also includes being shown how to fly the aircraft and could ignite a hidden aviation spark.

Free as a Bird

Gliding must be the closest way for humans to experience the freedom of flight, just as a bird would.

Using mother nature's thermal lifts, the only sound is the rush of the air, while the sense of achievement is hard matched by any other form of flying.

The appeal is easy to see and understand and gliding consistently remains one most popular Flying Experiences.

Junior Gliders

Another fact that may interest you to know is that our Gliding days are actually a perfect first flight experience for young aviation enthusiasts. The minimum age on many of our packages to fly in a glider is 14 years old.

So if your son, daughter, niece, nephew or other young person in your life is showing designs on getting airborne, a Gliding experience could be the perfect way for them to do so.

And best of all, they make a fantastic gift idea, whether for their Birthday, Christmas or even as a fun activity during the upcoming school Summer Holidays!

Up and Away

If you want to experience gliding then let do the hard work for you. All you need to do is find the perfect gliding experience, place your booking and look forward to a truly magical time in the sky. Buy one of our Gift Vouchers with us today, and you've got ultimate flexibility to redeem and use them at a time to suit you best.

07 July 2021

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