Introductory Flights

In view of current COVID-19 difficulties, Introductory Flight vouchers will be accepted up to 6 months after their expiry date. We are taking bookings, but we are operating at a reduced capacity presently to ensure that we are COVID safe.

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.

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.