Michaelmas Trial Flights

CUGC is holding two days of trial flights this week, taking place all day on Wednesday 10th and Friday 12th. For the bargain price of £22, you'll get transport to Gransden Lodge Airfield, a briefing from an experienced instructor, and a flight in a fully dual-controlled glider lasting approximately 8-15 minutes. If you want a second flight (and there is time available after everyone has had a go), we can do that for an additional £16.

Minibuses will leave the Sidgwick Site (Sidgwick Avenue entrance) at 0900, 1030, 1200, 1330 and 1500 each day. Expect to be back in Cambridge within about three hours of your departure time.

Places are very limited due to capacity constraints. To book yours, either come to our squash or visit http://www.doodle.com/gur5zfnnevvytbr8. You will also need to send a £10 deposit towards the cost of your flight: details will follow by email. If we have to cancel because of weather conditions, your deposit will be refunded.

Please note that there are a few situations where we cannot (for safety reasons) offer a trial flight: 

  • If you weigh more than 16 stone (102 kg).
  • If you have ever suffered from any of the following: Epilepsy, fits, severe head injury, recurrent fainting, giddiness or blackouts, unusually high blood pressure, a previous coronary.
  • If you take insulin regularly for the control of diabetes.