Introductory Flights for that Gliding Experience over the beautiful Sussex countryside

In view of current COVID-19 difficulties, Introductory Flight vouchers purchased after October 1st 2019 will have the validity extended until the end of 2021. Vouchers purchased in 2021 will be valid until the end of 2021 or 6 months after purchase date (whichever is later). We are taking bookings, but are operating under strict COVID guidelines to provide a safe environment. Your patience is appreciated

Southdown Gliding Club offers you a choice of two experience flights both of which also entitles you to One Month’s Full Membership of the Club when you can use all the facilities of the Club, have instruction, launches and flying of club gliders at normal club member’s rates.

Membership starts from the date of your first flight. We hope that you will enjoy your month flying and decide to join the club as an Annual Member.

If you have a group of 5 or 6 people all wanting to fly on the same day, it may be possible to book a dedicated day to do that. Please phone the office to discuss dates.

After a ground briefing you will be aerotowed to 2500 or 3000 feet, then the instructor will explain the action of the controls and guide you through some simple manoeuvres for a flight lasting approximately 15 – 20 minutes. You will receive your month’s membership certificate which you should produce on subsequent visits.

Vouchers are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase. Simply call our office and speak to Rosie or Sue any week day morning on 01903 742137.

If you want to check if a day is suitable, call the office on 01903 742137 (weekday mornings) or alternatively click on the Schedule your Flight button below.

If you prefer, you will be welcome to come along and have a look round the club first. Subject to availability, and weather permitting, you can book and pay for a flight on the day.

DURING COVID-19 Restrictions, Office hours are 9.30am – 1.30pm Mon, Tues, Thurs and Friday. Phone or email contact ONLY please. Many Thanks. Office 01903 742137 office@southdowngliding.co.uk

Option 1) Introductory Flight & One Month’s Membership

After a ground briefing you will be aerotowed to 2500 feet, then the instructor will explain the action of the controls and guide you through some simple manoeuvres for a flight lasting approximately 15 – 20 minutes.

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Option 2) High Flyer & One Month’s Membership – Our Premium Offering

If you want to make that gift of a flight extra special, you can select our High Flyer option.  In this case, the glider will be towed up to a greater altitude – 3000 feet, and this will typically result in a longer flight.  This will give you a greater chance of encountering that magical rising air that glider pilots long for.

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See the video below that one of our happy customers made of his Trial Flight