The Real flight. Taking To The Air For The First Time
So, after your simulator session, it’s off up the field where you will be handed over to one of our fully qualified BGA approved instructors for the next phase, one or more flights in a real glider – the thrill of a lifetime. You will fly in one of our high performance 2-seater dual controlled gliders. Powerful V8 winches will haul you into the air faster than a Porche – that’s 0-60 in about 3 1/2 second.
At the top of the launch, your instructor will release the tow cable and you will be home free – free as a bird. During your flight(s) you will again be shown how to fly straight and level, adjust your speed and make turns in the aircraft. If you feel comfortable, you will then be allowed to take over the controls of the aircraft and practice those exercises for yourself. And as if that wasn’t enough, you will be enjoying the magnificent scenery that is The Peak District National Park.
Of course, at the end of your visit, we will do our best to convince you to take up the sport and join our club, but be assured, none of us are sales people, just enthusiastic glider pilots one and all. We take no as a no.
In any event, whatever your decision, we hope you have a great time with us and recommend us to all your friends.