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Treat yourself or your family and friends to the 'WOW' factor of gliding by taking to the skies with one of our experienced, fully qualified British Gliding Association instructors over the Northamptonshire countryside.


High Flyer gliding experiences are an excellent gift for friends and family - you could even treat yourself.


Approximately 20-30 minutes of flying instruction, with up to three winch launches or one aerotow of up to 3,000 feet may be offered as an alternative if available on the day. 


High Flyers Experiences can be booked in advance (Mainly weekends - some Fridays in the summer will be available). Please ring 07944 822201 (Evenings and Weekends).


You can take a flight with an instructor and simply enjoy the view and be flown around gently – or, if you’re more of a thrill-seeker, and feel comfortable taking the controls, you can.  If you can drive a car, you can fly a glider. 


It’s a thrill being up in the air on a good day with the thermals bubbling and flying with the elements.  At Welland Gliding Club, you can sometimes look over the wing and see a red kite flying in the same thermal as you. 


You’ll get to fly above the local landmarks such as Lyveden New Bield and see down to Grafham Water and across to Rockingham. 


On a clear day, you will be able to see as far as The Wash.  A clear, crisp winter’s day is often the best for visibility. 



The minimum age limit is 12 years old

There is no upper age limit – the oldest person we have had gliding at the club was 92.

There is an upper weight limit of 220lbs (100kg or 15 Stone 10lbs) and a height limit of 6’ 2" (1.9m). 

Climbing into a glider is similar to getting in and out of a bath

More details available here


Prior to your gliding experience, you will be fully briefed, and your instructor will ensure you return to the ground safely.


In terms of what to bring, you just need to wear flat shoes, comfortable clothes including a coat as even on a hot day, the wind is still noticeable on the airfield.  All other equipment is provided.


Please arrive 30 mins before your booking and allow at least 90 minutes for your visit.

High Flyer Gliding Experience - Voucher

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  • High Flyer Experiences should be booked in advance, please use our 'Contact Us' web page (best option) or ring us on 07944 822201 for availabliity. Please Note: that we are a volunteer run club and it is not always possible to man this telephone number.

    Welland Glding Club fly at the weekend depending on the weather, all year round .

    Flying is also available on some Fridays during the summer.

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