• Compare Best Prices
  • 100% Secure Payment
  • 600+ UK Deals
  • CAA Certified Instructors*
  • No Account Required
provided by Into The Blue
Glider © Christian Bortes 2007
Glider © Christian Bortes 2007Glider © AJMexico2011Gliding lessons © TheBoyFromFindlay 2008

Single Winch-Launch Taster Gliding Experience in Leicestershire

• Learn to fly a glider with a single winch-launched flight

• Winch-launches typically last up to 10 minutes

• Try it for yourself with guidance from a British Gliding Association approved instructor


Buy Now (You will be redirected to the experience provider's website.)

SKU: FL0463

What to expect from this Glider flying experience...

Rules and Restrictions

  • Minimum Age: 12 Years +
  • Minimum Height: None Specified
  • Maximum Height: 6'2" / 188cm
  • Maximum Weight: 15 Stone / 95kg

Winch-launched gliders provide the best of both worlds – the initial rush of a high-speed launch into the sky, followed by the quiet, graceful descent as you glide back to the ground. This experience voucher lets you try it for yourself with a single launch for just £52.50 from Into the Blue.

Your taster gliding lesson takes place at Grantham Airfield in Lincolnshire. After a quick briefing, you’ll climb into the cockpit with your BGA approved instructor and fasten in for the exciting launch. To get you into the sky, the powerful winch will accelerate the aircraft from 0 to 60mph in just 3 seconds, catapulting you up as high as 1000ft!

After the first big adrenaline rush, you’ll gracefully soar through the sky at low altitude before making your way back down to the ground. With no engine noise, glider flying is remarkably quiet – you’ll easily be able to talk to your instructor without a headset. The whole experience is dependant on conditions on the day, but usually lasts between 5 – 15 minutes. If there is time, you will be able to take control of the glider for some hands-one experience too.

Where can I do this Glider flying experience?

This voucher is for a Glider flying activity provided by Into The Blue, taking place at the following venue:

Grantham (Saltby) Airfield
(click title to see more at this location)See this flying school on a map >> grantham-saltby-airfield
The small but well-equipped Saltby Airfield is home to Buckminster Gliding Club, the best of the best when it comes to Glider flights in the East Midlands. With lessons available in both traditional and motor-powered Gliders on site, there are also Plane and Microlight facilities nearby. Flying in Leicestershire offers incredible views over the British countryside, and a central location in easy reach of Nottingham and Peterborough makes this a popular base for trainee pilots.

Anything else I need to know?

This Taster Gliding Experience voucher is not sold directly through FlyingLessons.co.uk - on clicking 'Buy Now' you wil be directed to the voucher provider's website to complete your purchase. This voucher is provided by Into The Blue.



Be the first to review “Grantham – Single Winch-Launch Glider Lesson – £52.50 at Into the Blue”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

There are no reviews yet.

Where can I do this flying experience?

Important Information - Please Note:

  • The information on this page is taken directly from the experience provider's documentation and was correct at the time of publishing. Please check all terms and conditions and voucher details on the Into The Blue website before making any purchase.
  • All flying lessons are subject to availability and early booking is advised to secure a preferred date and time. It is not possible to book a particular date and time before purchase.
  • Some activities may only be available on weekdays, weekends or at certain times of year - carefully read all documentation before purchase to avoid disappointment.
  • All flying lessons are reliant on favourable weather conditions on the day. Lessons cancelled due to poor weather will be rearranged at a later date.
  • Every effort is made to use accurate images, however photographs are included for illustration purposes only and may not depict the exact aircraft used by the experience provider. All images used under Creative Commons License, hover for image credit.
  • FlyingLessons.co.uk provides reviews and price comparison of vouchers for activities provided by third parties and may receive an advertising fee or commission from these parties when a voucher is sold.
  • FlyingLessons.co.uk also directly sells a select range of vouchers for third party experiences but takes no part in the provision of any flying activities. By purchasing a voucher through FlyingLessons.co.uk you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the activity provider.
  • Please read our full terms and conditions here.
- Enter Your Location -
- or -