We have an online booking site which lets you purchase your Gliding Experience and book a date and time.
After you buy your voucher, you’ll receive a confirmation email from SOAGC, which also contains the code you need if you want to book the date. We will need a contact phone number, because we might have to get in touch with you at short notice.
Booking a Gliding Experience Flight
The booking site for these flights is here.
The booking is confirmed when you receive the email, and there’s nothing more
to do until the morning of your flight, when you will need to phone the airfield on 01789 731095 between 9 and 10 am to ensure that the weather is suitable for flying.
Terms and Conditions
We will do our best, of course, but we can never guarantee that we will fly with you on the day that you book, or at the time that you book. There are many things that influence gliding, the biggest of which is the weather, and we might have technical issues that prevent us flying.
We don’t fly in rain or strong winds, and sometimes we rely on forecasts for these in the morning that turn out to be pessimistic by the afternoon. What might look like a perfect day for flying could be very uncomfortable for someone not used to it: on windy days, the air might be very turbulent; or on hazy days, you might not be able to see the ground 1000′ below you.
We very much prefer it if you enjoy your flight with us.
Timekeeping is difficult because the weather is so unpredictable, Sometimes we start flying later than usual, for example if we have to wait for the morning mist to clear, which delays everything. We are flexible about the time we spend with each visitor, and this sometimes means that the next visitor can be delayed.
Overall, safety is paramount, and that governs everything that we do when we are flying with visitors.
There are some other things that you might like to know when you are booking
This is your First Flight in a glider, or it’s your first visit to us
You are 17 Years Old or Younger
You are particularly Large or Small
You are concerned about your Physical Fitness
You have a Disability
Cameras: if you want to take pictures during the Glider Experience flight then this is usually possible provided that the camera is not too large and has a strap so that it can be securely attached to you and it cannot be dropped inside the glider while you are flying (so no mobile phone cameras).